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Bridges, Ruby

Summary: "When Ruby Bridges was six years old, she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South. Told in the perspective of her six year old self and based on the pivotal events that happened in 1960, Ruby tells her story like never before. Embracing her name and learning that even at six years old she was able to pave the path for future generations, this is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2022

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: A poetic tribute to a lesser-known part of African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in nineteenth-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976 WEA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE WEA

Goodman, Susan E.

Summary: Shares the story of Sarah Roberts and her 1847 case petitioning that she be allowed to attend a white school, explaining how her heroic efforts established key precedents and paved the way for civil rights advancements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Goldstone, Lawrence

Summary: An evocative chronicle of the battle that led to America's landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling shares insights into the abuses of the "separate but equal" system and how such courageous activists as Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois helpedend legal segregation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1196 GOL

Summary: New Orleans, 38 months after. The city's musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the promise of recovery, heightened by the historic election of a new president, is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. In these five final episodes of Treme,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Krist, Gary.

Summary: "From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 KRI

Somervill, Barbara A.

Summary: Presents an account of the famous Supreme Court case that led to the outlawing of racial segregation in public schools.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 344.73 SOM

Anderson, Beth

Summary: After being denied a seat on a New York City streetcar, Elizabeth Jennings begins the fight for equality by telling her story in churches, to newspapers, and finally in the courtroom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JEN

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Winn, Kevin P.

Summary: "The Racial Justice in America: Histories series explores moments and eras in America's history that have been ignored or misrepresented in education due to racial bias. Desegregation and Integration explores the intents and effects of both concepts--especially as it relates to schools and education--in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 WIN

Ribke, Simone T.

Summary: A biography on Ruby Bridges and how she stood up against racism and hatred to help integrate Louisiana's school system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRI

Gladden, Yolanda

Summary: Most people think that the Brown vs. Board of Education decision of 1954 meant that schools were integrated with deliberate speed. But the children of Prince Edward County located in Farmville, Virginia, who were prohibited from attending formal schools for five years knew differently, including Yolanda. Told by Yolanda Gladden herself, cowritten by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli and with illustrations by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GLA

Messner, Kate

Summary: When the mysterious first aid kit takes golden retriever Ranger to New Orleans shortly before Hurricane Katrina hits, he finds himself helping Clare Porter and her grandmother, who are waiting for Clare's father at their home in the Lower Ninth Ward--and when the levees break and Clare is separated from Nana, Ranger must somehow get her to the relative safety of the Superdome, and reunite her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MES

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

Bridges, Ruby.

Summary: Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 1999

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRI

Summary: Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2013

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Kanefield, Teri

Summary: Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB POWELL KAN

Hale, Christy

Summary: "The story of the 1931 Lemon Grove incident, in which Mexican families in southern California won the first school desegregation case in United States history. Told in Spanish and English. Includes a corrido (ballad), and information about the people involved and events leading up to and after the court case ruling"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2019

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 379.2 HAL

Bridges, Ruby

Summary: Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges--who, at the age of six, was the first African American to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans--shares her story through text and historical photographs, offering a powerful call to action.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BRIDGES BRI

Fisher, TJ.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morgana Press 2006

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 712.60976 FISH

Coles, Robert.

Summary: For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1995

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Bio Bridges

Brown, Don

Summary: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The tale of this historic storm and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente. Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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Nathan, Amy

Summary: Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson were both born in New Orleans in 1957. Sixty-five years earlier, in 1892, a member of each of their families met in a Louisiana courtroom when Judge John Howard Ferguson found Homer Plessy guilty of breaking the law by sitting in a train car for white passengers. The case of Plessy v. Ferguson went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paul Dry Books 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 342.73 NAT

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAT

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