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Scipio Africanus Jones—a self-taught attorney who was born enslaved—leads a momentous series of court cases to save twelve Black men who’d been unjustly sentenced to death.

★  “[A] testimonial of an often-overlooked landmark event in the early history of civil rights.” Bookliststarred review

 

 

A Chicago Public Library Best Informational Book for Older Readers

This comprehensive biography explores the tumultuous and passionate life of activist, singer, and actor Paul Robeson.

“A rigorous, relatable text about one of America’s all-time entertainers and social activists.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

 

A Chicago Public Library Best Informational Book for Older Readers
Shortlist for inaugural Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice
Finalist, Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

In 1854, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Jennings, an African American schoolteacher, fought back when she was unjustly denied entry to a New York City streetcar, sparking the beginnings of the long struggle to gain equal rights on public transportation.

★ “An important story beautifully told.” — School Library Journal, starred review

 

 

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book
A Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book
A Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book
Arnold Adoff Poetry Award for Teens

In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse.

 “Ordinary Hazards is a gorgeous piece of writing that also serves as powerful inspiration for any reader who has struggled and sought grace. ” —Shelf Awareness, starred review

 

 

When Mildred and Richard Loving are arrested, jailed, and exiled from their home simply because of their mixed-race marriage, they must challenge the courts and the country in order to secure their civil rights.

★  “A concise, well-organized account of the landmark Loving v. Virginia case, its significance, and the people at the heart of the story.” Booklist, starred review

 

 

A 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
A Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book 

This award-winning book will help kids understand the life and legacy of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

★ “(A)n inspiring account in which a heroic campaign lost its leader but nevertheless marched on to victory.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review

 

 

A NSTA/CBC Best STEM Book

Author Janice Harrington and artist Theodore Taylor III capture the life of scientist and educator Charles Henry Turner in this nonfiction picture book.

★ “Harrington and Taylor have rescued a worthy scientist from obscurity.” —School Library Journal, starred review 

 

 

A Booklist Editor’s Choice
An Orbis Pictus Honor Book
A Notable Book for a Global Society

Demonstrating the power of protest and standing up for a just cause, here is an exciting tribute to the educators who participated in the 1965 Selma Teachers’ March.

★ “An alarmingly relevant book that mirrors current events.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

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