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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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Benoit, Peter

Summary: Discusses the historic Supreme Court case that mandated school integration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.085 BEN

Patterson, James T.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2001

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

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Summary: Tells the story of Thurgood Marshall's journey through the south fighting segregation, leading up to one of America's most important legal decisions, Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MR

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

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

Baugh, Joyce A.

Summary: Overview: In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education, racial equality in American public education appeared to have a bright future. But for many that brightness dimmed considerably following the Supreme Court's decision in Milliken v. Bradley (1974), which emerged from Detroit's efforts to use cross-district busing to desegregate its schools and was the first such case to originate outside the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kansas 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.73 BAU

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

Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: "Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Jeter Loving wanted to live out their married life near family in Virginia. However, the state refused to let them--because Richard was white and Mildred was black. After being arrested and charged with a crime, the Lovings were forced to leave their home--until they turned to the legal system. In one of the country's most prominent legal battles, Loving v....

Format: text

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

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.845 BRI

Blumenthal, Karen.

Summary: A history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States. Tracing the path to the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and the continuing battle for women's rights, Blumenthal examines the root causes of the current debate around abortion and repercussions that have affected generations of American women. This book intends to facilitate difficult discussions and awareness of a topic that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2020

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

Goldstone, Lawrence

Summary: "On December 7, 1941 -- "a date which will live in infamy" -- the Japanese navy launched an attack on the American military bases at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan, and the US Army officially enteredthe Second World War. Three years later, on December 18, 1944, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which enabled the Secretary of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "This picture book biography in verse tells the story of Mary Hamilton, an African American woman and Civil Rights activist, who was found to be in contempt of court when she would not respond to questions from an Alabama judge who used only her first name, while calling white people "Mr.," "Mrs.," or "Miss." The NAACP took her case, which appealed all the way to the US Supreme Court, which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2022

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

Payment, Simone.

Contents: A historic case begins in Texas -- Abortion goes on trial -- Next stop: Supreme Court -- Another trip to the Supreme Court -- Finally, a decision -- After Roe v. Wade.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Pub. Group 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.084 PAY

Levy, Janice.

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 LEV SPANISH

Summary: In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LIF

Tackach, James.

Summary: Focuses on the trial of the abolitionist who was hanged for treason and murder following his attempt to capture a military arsenal and arm the slaves for revolt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7116 Tacka

Summary: "These three 20-minute videos examine key constitutional concepts. The first explains why the nation's framers created the Constitution. The second describes the protection of individual rights by highlighting the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright, affirming the right to an attorney. The last explores the separation of powers by examining the Supreme Court case of Youngstown v. Sawyer,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 342.730 Key 2006

Powell, Patricia Hruby

Summary: Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA FIC POW

Graves, Renee.

Summary: A description of the historic 1925 trial in which a Tennessee high school biology teacher was accused of violating state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 345.0288 GRA

Robinson, Patrick

Summary: On a daring nighttime raid in September 2009, a team of Navy SEALs grabbed the notorious terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed, the villainous "Butcher of Fallujah," the mastermind behind the 2004 murder and mutilation of four American contractors. In this no-holds-barred account, Robinson reveals for the first time the entire story, from the night the SEALs stormed the al-Qaeda desert stronghold to the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 956.7044 ROB

Tougias, Mike

Summary: "In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. When the Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls, they immediately dispatched a patrol rescue boat. But within an hour, the Coast Guard rescue boat was in as much trouble as the tanker--both paralyzed in unrelenting seas. Enter Captain Frank Quirk who was compelled to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2019

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Fleming, Candace

Summary: "During the reign of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun ruled and died tragically young. In order to send him on his way into the afterlife, his tomb was filled with every treasure he would need after death. And then, it was lost to time, buried in the sands of the Valley of the Kings. His tomb was also said to be cursed. Centuries later, as Egypt-mania gripped Europe, two...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2021

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Caramagna, Joe.

Summary: The Guardians of the Galaxy are racing to find the Cosmic Seed - an immensely powerful artifact with the ability to generate life - before the evil-hearted Thanos can. Now that the motley team has the Crypto Cube, which holds a map to the Cosmic Seed that only Star-Lord can access, the task should be a lot easier. But with secret betrayals, alien symbiotes, super-evolved animal rebels, and more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spotlight, a division of Abdo 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: YA FIC MCD

Abrams, Dan

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Summary: At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 ABR

Tagawa, Mi

Summary: "It is said that there are some special animals occasionally born with great powers. Senzou the black fox is one of those ... but instead of using his powers for good, he abused his strength until the Sun Goddess imprisoned him for his bad behavior. Three hundred years later, he's finally been released, but only on one condition-- he can't have any of his abilities back until he successfully...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TokyoPop Inc. 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC TAG

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