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Author:
Deborah Wiles
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Best friends, one black one white, experience the negatives of segregation during summer vacation when they are prohibited from doing what they love like swimming, and eating together.
Author:
Kevin Noble Maillard
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native America and spare poetic text that emphasizes fry bread in terms of provenance, this volume tells the story of a post-colonial food that is a shared tradition for Native American families all across the North American continent. Includes a recipe
Author:
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy f
Author:
Kelly DiPucchio
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A fresh, fun, and "thought-provoking" New York Times bestseller about the American electoral college and why every vote counts from bestselling and award-winning duo Kelly DiPucchio and LeUyen Pham. "Where are the girls?" When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female pre
Author:
Ellen Klages
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Two girls spend a year in Los Alamos as their parents work on the secret gadget that will end World War II. Dewey is a mechanically minded 10-year-old who gets along fine with the scientists at the site, but is teased by girls her own age who find themselves residents of this secretive, scientifi
Author:
Jacqueline Woodson
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's
Author:
Jessica Herthel
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born t
Author:
Malala Yousafzai
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected
Author:
White Linda Arms
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This picture book biography introduces readers to Esther Morris, the driving force behind suffrage in Wyoming and the first woman to hold elected office in the United States.
Author:
Marjorie Agosin
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but
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