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    Stonewall

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    Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights

    Bausum, Ann, author.

    Presents a history of gay tolerance that traces the progression of civil rights for gay citizens and identifies the prejudices and misconceptions that have criminalized homosexual relationships.

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    The quilts of Gee's Bend

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    The quilts of Gee's Bend

    Rubin, Susan Goldman, author.

    "Since the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created ... quilts. In the only photo-essay book about the quilts of Gee's Bend for children, ... Susan Goldman Rubin explores the history and culture of this ... group of women and their unique quilting traditions"--Amazon.com.

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    Undefeated

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    Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team

    Sheinkin, Steve, author.

    "A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"-- Provided by publisher.

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    #NotYourPrincess

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    #NotYourPrincess : voices of Native American women

    "Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible."-- Provided by publisher.

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    In the shadow of liberty

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    In the shadow of liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives

    Davis, Kenneth C., author.

    "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Crash

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    Crash : the Great Depression and the fall and rise of America

    Favreau, Marc, 1968- author.

    "Marc Favreau documents the Great Depression--a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear--and tells the incredible story of how they survived and, ultimately, thrived."--Publisher's description.

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    Every falling star

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    Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea

    Lee, Sungju, author.

    The "memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju ... re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his 'brothers'; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Becoming Maria

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    Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx

    Manzano, Sonia.

    "Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is a child living amidst the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead. But--click!--when the TV goes off, Sonia is taken back to real-life--the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and an alcoholic father. But it is Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Preaching to the chickens

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    Preaching to the chickens : the story of young John Lewis

    Asim, Jabari, 1962-

    "Give[s] readers a...glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis. John wants to be a preacher when he grows up--a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice. Includes an author's note about John Lewis, who grew up to be a member of the Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and demonstrator on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and is now a Georgia congressman"--Provided by publisher.

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    I survived true stories

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    I survived true stories : five epic disasters

    Tarshis, Lauren.

    Presents five true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of disasters, from a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction.

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    Separate is never equal

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    Separate is never equal : the story of Sylvia Mendez and her family

    Tonatiuh, Duncan.

    "Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Undefeated

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    Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team

    Sheinkin, Steve, author.

    "A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"-- Provided by publisher.

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    One last word

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    One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

    Grimes, Nikki.

    "In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using 'The Golden Shovel' poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Nikki Grimes, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Portraits of Hispanic American heroes

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    Portraits of Hispanic American heroes

    Herrera, Juan Felipe.

    "Showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics."--Provided by publisher.

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    Answering the Cry For Freedom

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    Answering the Cry For Freedom : stories of African Americans and the American Revolution

    Woelfle, Gretchen, author.

    This engaging book provides a chance for young readers to learn about the death-defying attempts of black Americans to gain the inalienable rights promised in the Declaration of Independence.

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    Danza!

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    Danza! : Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de Mexico

    Tonatiuh, Duncan.

    Text and illustrations look at the life of Amalia Hernández, the dancer and choreographer who founded the Mexican Folkloric Ballet, a dance organization that continues to perform today.

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    I am Martin Luther King, Jr

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    I am Martin Luther King, Jr

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Who is Jeff Kinney?

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    Who is Jeff Kinney?

    Kinney, Patrick.

    Chronicles the life and career of author and illustrator Jeff Kinney who created the series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid".

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    I am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed The World

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    I am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed The World

    Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-

    Malala Yousafzai's describes her fight for education for girls under Taliban rule, the support she received from her parents to pursue an education, and how the Taliban retaliated against her by trying to kill her.

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    Who was Jules Verne?

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    Who was Jules Verne?

    Buckley, James, Jr., 1963-

    Looks at the life of nineteenth-century French novelist Jules Verne.

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    A taste of freedom

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    A taste of freedom : Gandhi and the great salt march

    Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.

    An old man in India recalls how, when he was a young boy, he got his first taste of freedom as he and his brother joined the great Muhatma Gandhi on a march to the sea to make salt in defiance of British law.

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