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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: The author recounts the real-life events leading up to and surrounding the 1931 Superior Court of California school desegregation case of Roberto Alvarez v. the Board of Trustees of the Lemon Grove School District, Lemon Grove, California.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Walker, Vanessa Siddle

Summary: "In the epic tradition of Eyes on the Prize and with the cultural significance of John Lewis's March trilogy, an ambitious and harrowing account of the devoted black educators who battled Southern school segregation and inequality"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370 WAL

Hitchcock, Shannon

Summary: When a formerly segregated North Carolina town hires its first African-American teacher in 1969, two girls--one black, one white--confront the prejudice that challenges their friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HIT

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Irons, Peter H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344 Irons

Patterson, James T.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.0798 PAT

Suitts, Steve

Summary: "School choice, largely touted as a system that would ensure underprivileged youth have an equal opportunity in education, has grown in popularity in the past fifteen years. The rhetoric of school choice, however, resembles that of segregationists who closed public schools and funded private institutions to block African American students from integrating with their white peers in the wake of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NewSouth Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 379.2 SUI

Harris, Adam

Summary: Presents a definitive chronicle of the pervasiveness of racial inequality in American higher education, weaving through the legal, social, and political obstacles erected to block equitable education in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 379.2 HAR

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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