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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:
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:
Phillip M Hoose
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
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Presents the life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral role in the Montgomery bus strike, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again, by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the bus company.
Author:
Eileen Lucas
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated account of the "Little Rock Nine."
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.
Author:
Amy Littlesugar
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A children's story illustrating what happens when a southern black school gains a young white teacher from the north during the Civil Rights era.
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