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Author:
Freddi Williams Evans
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A story based on real events of a community that works together to gain civil rights.
Author:
Ellen Levine
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
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Japanese Americans reflect on their years spent in internment camps as children or young adults. They discuss the process of being forced from their homes, and their ability to make the prisons more livable despite oppressive conditions.
Author:
Ken Mochizuki
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Bilingual:
Yes
Told by a Japanese American boy, this story shows how baseball made life in the internment camps more bearable for many Japanese Americans. This first-person narrative candidly exposes the hardships that Japanese Americans experienced before, during, and after internment.
Author:
Ntozake Shange
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a seventh grade girl growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, during the Civil Rights Movement.
Author:
Marlene Shigekawa
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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While a young boy named Junior and his family are interned in Arizona during World War II, Junior receives a gift from his grandfather that instills in him hope and perseverance.
Author:
James Takach
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Accounts of African-American's civil rights struggle from the Civil War to present.
Author:
Eileen Lucas
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated account of the "Little Rock Nine."
Author:
Jeanne Wakatsuki
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's memoir about her childhood experiences in Manzanar reveals not only the everyday requirements for survival in an internment camp, but also the problems that arose between members of the same family, and the struggles to rebuild their lives after internment.
Author:
Rick Noguchi
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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After World War II, a young girl named Mariko and her family are finally allowed to leave the internment camp. They are faced with many difficulties while trying to rebuild their lives as free citizens.
Author:
Carole Boston Weatherford
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Connie, a fictional young girl, witnesses the student sit-ins at the lunchcounter in Greensboror, North Carolina. Her family is involved in NAACP voter registration, sit-ins, and picketing during the civil rights moevement.
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