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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.

Format: text

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

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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

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Kennedy, Kerry

Summary: "Robert F. Kennedy staunchly advocated for civil rights, education, justice, and peace; his message transcended race, class, and creed, resonating deeply within and across America. He was the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency and was expected to run against Republican Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election, following in the footsteps of his late brother...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.922 KEN

Alko, Selina

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2019

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

Young, Ralph F.

Summary: Examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States, focusing on those who, from colonial times to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time, responding to what they saw as the injustices that prevented them from fully experiencing their vision of America. --Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 YOU

Schiff, Karenna Gore.

Contents: Ida B. Wells-Barnett -- Mother Jones -- Alice Hamilton -- Frances Perkins -- Virginia Durr -- Septima Poinsette Clark -- Dolores Huerta -- Helen Rodriguez-Trias -- Gretchen Buchenholz.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Books/Hyperion 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SCH

McCrary, Crystal.

Summary: Shares the personal success stories of thirty black women in entertainment, business, politics, and the sciences, including Iman, Venus Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Michelle Obama.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2012

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 920.72 MCC

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Summary: A unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HES

Bell-Scott, Patricia.

Summary: Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did for justice and freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.917 BEL

DiFranco, Ani

Summary: "A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DIFRANCO, ANI DIF

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2016

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

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.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET KING

Chambers, Veronica

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

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

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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Knight, Louise W.

Summary: Jane Addams (1860-1935) was one of the leading figures of the Progressive era. This "pragmatic visionary," as Knight calls her, is best known as the creator of Hull House, a model settlement house offering training, shelter, and culture for Chicago's poor. Addams also involved herself in a long list of Progressive campaigns. Her rhetorical skills as both speaker and writer made her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ADDAMS, JANE KNI

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

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Smith, Juliana "Jewels"

Summary: "This unflinching visual and literary tour-de-force tackles the most pressing issues of the day--including racism, patriarchy, gentrification, police violence, and the housing crisis--with humor and biting satire. When gentrification strikes the neighborhood surrounding Ronald Reagan University, Naima Pepper recruits a group of disgruntled undergrads of color to launch the first and only...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PM Press 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 SMI

Kortemeier, Todd

Summary: Presents twelve individuals who made important contributions to social justice that went largely unrecognized due to their race or gender.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 12-Story Library 2017

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

Fankhouser, Kris

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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Siegel, Mona L.

Summary: "Peace on Our Terms follows dozens of remarkable women from Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia as they crossed oceans and continents; commanded meeting halls in Paris, Zurich, and Washington; and marched in the streets of Cairo and Beijing. Mona L. Siegel's sweeping global account of international organizing highlights how Egyptian and Chinese nationalists, Western and Japanese...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.082 SIE

Summary: An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HE RATED PG-13

Painter, Nell Irvin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TRUTH, SOJOURNER PAI

Sawyer, Kim Vogel.

Summary: "Bringing to life the interworkings of a 1906 chocolate factory and one young crusader's passionate vision to see child workers free of factory work, this historical Christian Romance has a lot of heart and soul"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION SAW

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