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Book cover of 2 FRIENDS SUSAN ANTHONY & F DOUGLASS
2 FRIENDS SUSAN ANTHONY & F DOUGLASS
By: dean robbins | Published: January 2016

Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass dicuss their efforts to win rights for women and African Americans. Some people had rights, while others had ...

Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass dicuss their efforts to win rights for women and African Americans. Some people had rights, while others had none. Why shouldn't they have them, too? Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans. The premise of this particular exchange between the two is based on a statue in their hometown of Rochester, New York, which shows the two friends having tea. The text by award-winning writer Dean Robbins teaches about the fight for women's and African Americans' rights in an accessible, engaging manner for young children. Two Friends is beautifully illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, the husband-and-wife team whose The Case for Loving received three starred reviews! Two Friends includes back matter with photos of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.

Theme: Black History, Prejudice & Racism, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9780545399968
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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44 HOURS OR STRIKE
By: anne dublin | Published: October 2015

The Toronto Dressmakers’ Strike of 1931 brings young sisters Sophie and Rose together in their fight for better working conditions, decent wages...

The Toronto Dressmakers’ Strike of 1931 brings young sisters Sophie and Rose together in their fight for better working conditions, decent wages, and for their union. It’s a tough battle as distrust and resentment of immigrants is growing, with many people blaming their poverty and difficulties on these workers. Sophie and Rose are faced with unexpected — and sometimes violent — barriers, and they quickly find that a strike is more than just a march. Barely into the strike, Rose is imprisoned after a fight in a picket line, leaving fourteen-year-old Sophie to take care of their ailing mother at night and spend her days protesting in the freezing wind. Rose’s isolation in prison weakens her resolve for change. Will they be able to continue the fight for what they once so strongly believed in? In the midst of anti-Semitism and the Great Depression, Sophie, Rose, and their union come together to try to make a lasting change.

Theme: Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781927583760
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.95
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ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST
By: elizabeth maclead | Published: April 2021

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers is full of stories about inspiring activists who have accidentally changed the world. The activists prof...

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers is full of stories about inspiring activists who have accidentally changed the world. The activists profiled are a variety of ages and come from around the world.

Theme: Activism, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781459826113
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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ACTIVIST - A STORY OF THE MARJORY STONEM
By: lauren hogg | Published: November 2019

Lauren Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida, dramatically tells her story in graphi...

Lauren Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida, dramatically tells her story in graphic novel form. The tragedy of yet another mass shooting has galvanized the young people of the country, and helped launch a movement that continues to gain momentum. Lauren Hogg lost her two best friends that horrible day, but despite her loss she, along with other Parkland students, found her voice and created meaning from the horrors of that day. On February 14, 2018, Valentine’s Day, Lauren Elizabeth Hogg lost her two best friends in the now notorious school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In all, seventeen people were gunned down by the shooter, a student at the school. Survivors of that tragic day vowed to rise up and fight for their right—and the right of kids everywhere—to safety in their schools. Lauren and her brother David were brought up together in a tight-knit family, where lessons about compassion, responsibility, and civic duty were always a part of their lives. Their mother, Rebecca Boldrick Hogg, has long pursued a life of activism, working to help the less fortunate in her community. Their father, Kevin Hogg, a retired FBI agent, dedicated his life to keeping citizens safe and secure. But neither parent could do much to answer Lauren’s tearful questions after that horrific day: “Why not me? Why am I still here?” All they could do was urge her to put her lessons to work. She has done that here, by telling her own story in this powerful graphic novel about that fateful day—and beyond. Through her grief, Lauren found her calling, joining in the protests of #NeverAgain and the “March for Our Lives.” She and her brother, and so many other Parkland students refuse to allow the memory of their fallen classmates to be forgotten. Empowered with a unique voice, Lauren Elizabeth Hogg is truly an activist for our times.

Theme: Activism, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781947378216
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of ADA'S VIOLIN
ADA'S VIOLIN
By: susan hood | Published: May 2016

From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an or...

From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option...until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada—and her town—forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation.

Theme: Environmental Issues, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781481430951
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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ALL AMER BOYS
By: jason reynolds | Published: August 2017

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this New...

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this New York Times bestselling novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement? There were witnesses: Quinn Collins—a varsity basketball player and Rashad’s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan—and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team—half of whom are Rashad’s best friends—start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this four-starred reviewed tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken directly from today’s headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.

Theme: Diversity, Prejudice & Racism, Social Justice , #BlackLivesMatter

  • ISBN
    9781481463348
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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AMAL UNBOUND
By: aisha saeed | Published: January 2020

In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and co...

In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family.

Theme: Diversity, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9780399544699
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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AMONG THE WALKING WOUNDED
By: john conrad | Published: April 2017

A gripping account of PTSD, and a stark reminder that, for many, wars go on long after the last shot is fired. In the shadows of army life is a w...

A gripping account of PTSD, and a stark reminder that, for many, wars go on long after the last shot is fired. In the shadows of army life is a world where friends become monsters, where kindness twists into assault, and where self-loathing and despair become constant companions. Whether you know it by old names like "soldier's heart," "shell shock," or "combat fatigue," post-traumatic stress disorder has left deep and silent wounds throughout history in the ranks of fighting forces. Among the Walking Wounded tells one veteran's experience of PTSD through an intimate personal account, as visceral as it is blunt. In a courageous story of descent and triumph, it tackles the stigma of PTSD head-on and brings an enduring message of struggle and hope for wounded Canadian veterans. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about Canadian veterans and the dark war they face long after their combat service is ended.

Theme: Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781459735132
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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ART OF PROTEST
By: de nichols | Published: September 2021

From Keith Haring to Extinction Rebellion, the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, what does a revolution look like? Discover the power of wo...

From Keith Haring to Extinction Rebellion, the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, what does a revolution look like? Discover the power of words and images in this thought-provoking look at protest art by highly acclaimed artivist De Nichols. From the psychedelic typography used in "Make Love Not War" posters of the '60s to the solitary raised fist, some of the most memorable and striking protest artwork from across the world and throughout history deserves a long, hard look. Readers can explore each piece of art to understand how color, symbolism, technique, and typography play an important role in communication. Guided by activist, lecturer, and speaker De Nichols's powerful narrative and stunningly illustrated by a collaboration of young artists, this volume also has plenty of tips and ideas for creating your own revolutionary designs. This is a fully comprehensive look at the art of protest.

Theme: Social Justice , Activism

  • ISBN
    9781536223255
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    The Arts - Music, Art, Architecture
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ASHES
By: kathryn lasky | Published: February 2011

Berlin, 1932. Thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramm's world is slowly, but steadily, crumbling as Adolf Hitler rises to power. The only thing that sooth...

Berlin, 1932. Thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramm's world is slowly, but steadily, crumbling as Adolf Hitler rises to power. The only thing that soothes Gabriella is her favorite pastime-reading. But then her country's tensions rise, the streets fill with soldiers, Gaby's sister's boyfriend raises his arm in a heil Hitler salute, and a family friend-Albert Einstein-flees the country. And her only solace-her books-come under attack. Will Gaby have to leave behind the stories-and the life-that she has always loved?

Theme: Holocaust, War/Children and War, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9780142411124
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of ATHLETES AGAINST WAR - MUHAMMAD ALI BILL
ATHLETES AGAINST WAR - MUHAMMAD ALI BILL
By: elliott smith | Published: January 2022

Activists take a stand. They speak out and demand change. From legendary boxer Muhammad Ali to baseball star Carlos Delgado, readers discover the pro ...

Activists take a stand. They speak out and demand change. From legendary boxer Muhammad Ali to baseball star Carlos Delgado, readers discover the pro athletes who have affected change by speaking out against war and its impact on society.

Theme: Activism, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781663965929
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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ATHLETES AGAINST WAR - MUHAMMAD ALI BILL
By: elliott smith | Published: January 2022

Activists take a stand. They speak out and demand change. From legendary boxer Muhammad Ali to baseball star Carlos Delgado, readers discover the pro ...

Activists take a stand. They speak out and demand change. From legendary boxer Muhammad Ali to baseball star Carlos Delgado, readers discover the pro athletes who have affected change by speaking out against war and its impact on society.

Theme: Activism, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781666321203
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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ATHLETES FOR GENDER EQUITY - BILLIE JEAN
By: jaclyn jaycox | Published: January 2022

From tennis legend Billie Jean King to the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, athletes have fought for equity and fairness for women in professional sports. Di...

From tennis legend Billie Jean King to the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, athletes have fought for equity and fairness for women in professional sports. Discover the pro athletes who have used their platform to speak out and affect change for all women.

Theme: Social Justice , Gender Equality, Activism

  • ISBN
    9781663965950
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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ATHLETES FOR GENDER EQUITY - BILLIE JEAN
By: jaclyn jaycox | Published: January 2022

From tennis legend Billie Jean King to the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, athletes have fought for equity and fairness for women in professional sports. Di...

From tennis legend Billie Jean King to the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, athletes have fought for equity and fairness for women in professional sports. Discover the pro athletes who have used their platform to speak out and affect change for all women.

Theme: Social Justice , Gender Equality, Activism

  • ISBN
    9781666321272
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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Book cover of ATHLETES FOR RACIAL EQUITY - JACKIE ROBI
ATHLETES FOR RACIAL EQUITY - JACKIE ROBI
By: sibylla nash | Published: January 2022

Jackie Robinson was the first Black player in Major League Baseball. Arthur Ashe was the first Black man to win several pro tennis titles. Readers wil...

Jackie Robinson was the first Black player in Major League Baseball. Arthur Ashe was the first Black man to win several pro tennis titles. Readers will learn about these athletes and others who have fought for and spoken out for racial equity in sports and the greater society.

Theme: Social Justice , Anti Racism, Activism

  • ISBN
    9781663966001
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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