American Slavery and the Fight for Freedom (Read Woke ™ Books) — Hardcover Set

From the Series American Slavery and the Fight for Freedom (Read Woke ™ Books)

6 titles

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

This study of slavery in America balances accounts of oppression with true stories of resistance and resilience, centering on the voices of enslaved people. Page Plus QR codes link readers to primary source recordings from the Voices Remembering Slavery collection at the Library of Congress. Reflection questions and an activism spread offer ways to understand and address the modern legacy of slavery.

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

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Abolitionism: The Movement to End Slavery
Jim Crow: Segregation and the Legacy of Slavery
Resistance to Slavery: From Escape to Everyday Rebellion
The Slave Trade: Black Lives and the Drive for Profit
Slavery and Reconstruction: The Struggle for Black Civil Rights
Slavery and the Civil War: Rooted in Racism
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2022-01-01
BISACS JNF010000, JNF018010, JNF025080, JNF025170, JNF025180, JNF025200, JNF025270, JNF030000, JNF043000, JNF053140, JNF053210, JNF071000
Dewey 306.3/6209-973.7/112
Lexile 930-1030
Guided Reading Level W-X