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Grinapol, Corinne

Summary: "Although he started out as a teacher without aspirations to be an activist or politician, Harvey Milk found himself captivated by the history-making movements of the 1960s. He would eventually make history of his own by becoming the first openly gay elected politician in California. While in office, Harvey Milk advocated for equal rights for the gay community. Even though his life and career...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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Krull, Kathleen

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Summary: "Biography of Frances Perkins, the first female member of the presidential cabinet, and architect of much of the New Deal legislation as Secretary of Labor."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books Books for Young Readers 2020

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOL

Stevenson, Bryan

Summary: "In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

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Chambers, Veronica

Summary: "A nonfiction collection of profiles of prominent activists for young readers"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 CHA

Alko, Selina

Summary: Presents quotes on civil rights from important and influential figures, including Queen Lili'uokalani, John Lewis, Nina Simone, and Barack Obama.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 ALK

Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 KIN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET KING

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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Clinton, Chelsea

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Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: "An abridged board book version of the She Persisted picture book about 13 American women who made a difference in the world"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Levy, Janice.

Summary: Simple text and color illustrations present the historical background and contemporary celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 LEV SPANISH

O'Neill, Alexis

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Jacob Riis, a Danish immigrant who used his skills as a reporter and photographer to call attention to the poor living conditions in the slums of New York City in the late nineteenth century.

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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 RII

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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Kallen, Stuart A.

Summary: Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for seeking an education in Pakistan. Malala miraculously survived and went on to become the voice of 66 million girls struggling for an education throughout the world. Malala Yousafzai tells the uplifting story of her life, her joys, her fears, and her ultimate triumph as a Nobel prize winning spokesperson for childrens rights.

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Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 YOU

Hansen, Grace

Summary: Describes the life and accomplishments of the Pakistani teenager whose support for education for girls in her country led to her being shot by the Taliban.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO 2015

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Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Brown, Dinah

Summary: Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET YOUSAFZAI

Schmidt, Gary D

Summary: Shows how the hardships of slavery, particularly the loss of her family, caused Isabella Baumfree to walk towards freedom, to re-invent herself as Sojourner Truth, and to continue walking to abolish slavery and for other reforms.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB SOJOURNER TRUTH SCH

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

Rockwell, Anne F.

Summary: A biographical look at the former slave who gained renown as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Tru

Fankhouser, Kris

Summary: "A biography on the American women's rights leader Susan B. Anthony"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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

Shumate, Jane

Summary: A biography of the former slave who dedicated her life to achieving equal rights for blacks and women.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 1991

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TRU

Krass, Peter.

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Summary: Traces the life of the former slave who could neither read nor write, yet earned a reputation as one of the most articulate and outspoken antislavery and women's rights activists in the United States.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House 1988

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB TRUTH KRA

Holub, Joan

Summary: This board book highlights ten memorable female trailblazers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD HOL

Tolan, Mary M.

Summary: Follows the life of the former slave who gained renown as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G. Stevens Children's Books 1991

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TRU

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