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No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

"You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?" Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 381'.45002097471

Raggin': A Story about Scott Joplin

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Scott Joplin came from a music-making family in Texarkana, Texas. As a small boy, he loved the lively, rhythmic African melodies and the soft, touching spirituals that he heard his father… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 780'.92'4

The Knife and the Butterfly

After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The White Zone

Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighborhood—when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street. War has been the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Brooklyn, Burning

When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Civil Rights Pioneer: A Story about Mary Church Terrell

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Mary Church Terrell grew up after the Civil War with many opportunities. Although she received an excellent education and had a distinguished teaching career, Mary grew up African American in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 323'.092

Hope

For the young girl in Hope, weekends at her great-aunt Poogee's are the best. Aunt Poogee makes incredible fried chicken, tells great stories, and knows lots of interesting people. But this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [E]

Mother Teresa

From the Series On My Own Biography

Growing up in Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu learned from her mother how to care for and give to those who had less than she did. When she was twelve, she heard God's calling and decided to become a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 271'.97

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

"I remember the day I lost my spirit." So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 978.004'975243

With Open Hands: A Story about Biddy Mason

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Born a slave in Georgia in 1818, Bridget "Biddy" Mason learned to survive in a harsh world. Taken from her parents as a young child, Biddy grew up to be self-reliant and hard working. When… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 973'.0496073'0092

Equal Rights Is Our Minimum Demand: The Women's Rights Movement in Iran, 2005

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

“We want to live, we do not want to face persecution for expressing our political opinion; as women we don’t want to walk on the street with the constant horror that we could be intimidated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • Dewey: 323.3'40955090511

Gay Power!: The Stonewall Riots and the Gay Rights Movement, 1969

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"Come out for freedom! Come out now! Power to the people! Gay power to gay people! Come out of the closet before the door is nailed shut!" —Come Out! magazine, November 14, 1969 On the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 306.76'60973

Today the World Is Watching You: The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for School Integration, 1957

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

On September 4, 1957, nine African American teenagers made their way toward Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. They didn’t make it very far. Armed soldiers of the Arkansas National… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 379.2'630976773

What Can't Wait

“Another day finished,gracias a Dios.” Seventeen-year-old Marisa’s mother has been saying this for as long as Marisa can remember. Her parents came to Houston from Mexico. They work hard… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

You Are Now on Indian Land: The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island, California, 1969

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

On the night of November 20, 1969, ninety-two Native Americans sailed silently across the San Francisco Bay toward the island of Alcatraz. They intended to reclaim the land for Indian people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: 323.1197

Civil Rights Struggles around the World — Library Bound Set

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

Set

At certain moments in the struggle to achieve civil rights, an iconic gesture or event can galvanize a people to make a leap toward their goal. This series begins with just such gestures or… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $154.60
  • Your Price: $115.95
  • 4 titles

Civil Rights Struggles around the World — eBook Set

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

Set

At certain moments in the struggle to achieve civil rights, an iconic gesture or event can galvanize a people to make a leap toward their goal. This series begins with just such gestures or… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $573.20
  • Your Price: $429.90
  • 10 titles

Open the Jail Doors — We Want to Enter: The Defiance Campaign against Apartheid Laws, South Africa, 1952

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"The Defiance Campaign marked a new chapter in the struggle...going to prison became a badge of honor among Africans."―Nelson Mandela, 1952 On June 26, 1952, twenty-five men and five women… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 323.168

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Sitting for Equal Service: Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, United States, 1960s

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"We were hoping [the sit-in] would catch on and it would spread throughout the country, but it went even beyond our wildest imagination."―Ezell Blair Jr., North Carolina Agricultural &… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 323.1196'073

The Force Born of Truth: Mohandas Gandhi and the Salt March, India, 1930

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

Gandhi's Salt March united all Indians in peaceful protest for independence. Yet British forces met them with violence and imprisonment. In this story of India's struggle for freedom, we'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 954.03'5092

We Are Not Beasts of Burden: Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike, California, 1965-1970

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"The only way we could win was to keep fighting for a long time...the only way we could win was by staying with it."—Cesar Chavez As the sun rose on September 8, 1965, in Delano, California… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 9.1
  • Dewey: 331.892'83480979488

We Stand as One: The International Ladies Garment Workers Strike, New York, 1909

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"Girls, from the bottom of my heart, I beg you not to go back to work. We are all poor, many of us are suffering hunger, none of us can afford to lose a day's wages. But only by fighting for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 331.892'88709747109041

Who Will Shout If Not Us?: Student Activists and the Tiananmen Square Protest, China, 1989

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

In this gripping story of a historic clash between repressive government forces and individuals seeking freedom, we'll explore the reasons that led students in China to defy authority. We'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 8.4
  • Dewey: 378.1'981095109048