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  • The undefeated

    The undefeated2019

    by Kwame Alexander

    (4,848)

    Summary: An ode to black American triumph and tribulation. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma...  more »

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    Call #: J 811.6 ALE

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • The undefeated [eBook]

    The undefeated2019

    by Kwame Alexander

    (4,952)

    Summary: An ode to black American triumph and tribulation. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma...  more »

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  • Freedom Summer : the 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

    Freedom Summer : the 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi2014

    by Susan Goldman Rubin

    (169)

    Summary: An account of the civil rights crusade in Mississippi 50 years ago that brought on shocking violence and the beginning of a new political order.

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    Call #: J 323.1 RUB

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • Juneteenth

    Juneteenth2019

    by Rachel A Koestler-Grack

    Summary: On June 19, 1865 -- two years after the Emancipation Proclamation -- Galveston, Texas became the last place in the country to learn the slaves were free. Today, Juneteenth is a joyful occasion with...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J READER 394.263 KOE

    Location: Junior Readers Nonfiction

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  • Forgotten bones : uncovering a slave cemetery

    Forgotten bones : uncovering a slave cemetery2016

    by Lois Miner Huey

    (509)

    Summary: Details the archaeological discovery of thirteen skeletons in upstate New York that were identified as eighteenth century slaves from the Schuyler farm.

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    Call #: J 306.362 HUE

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • Liberty or death : the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution

    Liberty or death : the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution2010

    by Margaret Whitman Blair

    (47)

    Summary: Presentation of the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom.

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    Call #: J 973.3 BLA

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice

    Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice2009

    by Phillip M Hoose

    (5,680)

    Summary: Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her...  more »

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    Call #: J B COLVIN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow

    Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow2019

    by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    (486)

    Summary: This is a story about America and the shaping of its democratic values during the Reconstruction era, one of our country's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In this stirring account of the...  more »

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    Call #: J 323.1 GAT

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  • Freedom in Congo Square

    Freedom in Congo Square2016

    by Carole Boston Weatherford

    (2,475)

    Summary: Six days a week, slaves labor from sunup to sundown and beyond, but on Sunday afternoons, they gather with free blacks at Congo Square outside New Orleans, free from oppression. Includes foreword...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 976.3 WEA

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • Twelve days in May : Freedom Ride 1961

    Twelve days in May : Freedom Ride 19612017

    by Larry Dane Brimner

    (577)

    Summary: For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional...  more »

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    Call #: J 323.1 BRI

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Black & white : the confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene

    Black & white : the confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor2011

    by Larry Dane Brimner

    (162)

    Summary: "In the nineteen fifties and early sixties, Birmingham, Alabama, became known as Bombingham. At the center of this violent time in the fight for civil rights, and standing at opposite ends, were...  more »

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    Call #: J 323.1 BRI

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  • Never caught, the story of Ona Judge : George and Martha Washington's courageous slave who dared to run away

    Never caught, the story of Ona Judge : George and Martha Washington's courageous slave who dared to run away2019

    by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

    (674)

    Summary: Born into a life of slavery, Ona Judge eventually grew up to be George and Martha Washington's "favored" dower slave. When she was told that she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha...  more »

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    Call #: J B JUDGE

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rosa

    Rosa2005

    by Nikki Giovanni

    (6,544)

    Summary: The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance.

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    Call #: J B PARKS

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The other half of my heart [downloadable ebook]

    The other half of my heart2010

    by Sundee Tucker Frazier

    (1,234)

    Summary: Twin daughters of interracial parents, eleven-year-olds Keira and Minna have very different skin tones and personalities, but it is not until their African American grandmother enters them in the...  more »

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  • We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball

    We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball2008

    by Kadir Nelson

    (3,889)

    Summary: Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 796.357 NEL

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Not my idea : a book about whiteness

    Not my idea : a book about whiteness2018

    by Anastasia Higginbotham , illustrator

    (1,053)

    Summary: A white child sees a news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a person with brown skin who had their hands up. "We don't see color," the child's mother says, but the child senses a...  more »

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    Call #: J 305.8 HIG

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

    Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement2015

    by Carole Boston Weatherford

    (2,425)

    Summary: Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

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    Call #: J B HAMER

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Spies of Mississippi : the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement

    Spies of Mississippi : the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement2010

    by Rick Bowers

    (472)

    Summary: In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

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    Call #: J 323.1 BOW

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  • Coretta Scott King

    Coretta Scott King2015

    by Kathleen Krull

    Series: Women Who Broke The Rules

    (71)

    Summary: A biography of the life and career of Coretta Scott King and her work for equal rights for African-Americans.

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    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I am Rosa Parks

    I am Rosa Parks2014

    by Brad Meltzer

    Series: Ordinary People Change The World

    (1,364)

    Summary: Recounts Rosa Parks' daring effort to stand up for herself and other African Americans by helping to end segregation on public transportation.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B PARKS

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Coretta Scott King

    Coretta Scott King2008

    by Laura Hamilton Waxman

    (8)

    BOOK

    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sojourner Truth : a voice for freedom

    Sojourner Truth : a voice for freedom1992

    by Pat McKissack

    (9)

    Summary: Describes the life of the anti-slavery and women's rights activist, from her beginnings in slavery to her tireless campaign for the rights and welfare of the freedmen.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B TRUTH

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Marching for freedom [downloadable ebook] / walk together, children, and don't you grow weary

    Marching for freedom / walk together, children, and don't you grow weary2009

    by Elizabeth Partridge

    (790)

    Summary: This book recounts the three months of protest that took place before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to promote equal rights and help African-Americans earn the right to vote.

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  • Rosa Parks : the courage to make a difference

    Rosa Parks : the courage to make a difference2007

    by Sneed B. Collard

    Series: American Heroes

    (4)

    Summary: "A juvenile biography of Rosa Parks, civil rights activist"--Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B PARKS

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I am Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I am Martin Luther King, Jr.2016

    by Brad Meltzer

    Series: Ordinary People Change The World

    (840)

    Summary: "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

    BOOK

    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Superheroes are everywhere

    Superheroes are everywhere2019

    by Kamala Harris

    (696)

    Summary: Senator Kamala Harris' picture book memoir in which she tells her life story and shows how everyone can be a superhero.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P HISTORY HARRIS

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - History

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day2018

    by Rachel A Koestler-Grack

    Summary: This title for young readers describes the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through peaceful protests and education, King's leadership cleared the path for the Civil Rights Act and the Voting...  more »

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    Call #: J READER 394.261 KOE

    Location: Junior Readers Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The youngest marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist

    The youngest marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist2017

    by Cynthia Levinson

    (1,500)

    Summary: Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old...  more »

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    Call #: J B HENDRICKS

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott

    Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott2006

    by Russell Freedman

    (1,102)

    Summary: Covers the events surrounding and including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the end of segregation on buses.

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    Call #: J 323.1 FRE

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

    Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?2008

    by Bonnie Bader

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (1,635)

    Summary: An introduction to the life Martin Luther King, Jr. Including how he organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott and African American people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.
  • The time of slavery

    The time of slavery2007

    by Elizabeth Sirimarco

    Series: American Voices From--

    Summary: "Describes the history of slavery in the United States--from the landing of the first enslaved Africans to the close of the Civil War--through various primary source documents, such as slave...  more »

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    Call #: J 306.3 SIR

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Martin Luther King Jr. : marching for equality

    Martin Luther King Jr. : marching for equality2011

    by Stephanie Macceca

    (1)

    Summary: Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up when African Americans and white people were not treated equally. He had a dream that one day all people would be treated fairly. Martin knew that his dream was...  more »

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    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.2013

    by Wil Mara

    Series: Rookie Biographies

    (40)

    Summary: Traces the life and achievements of the Baptist pastor who became a driving force behind the African American civil rights movement.

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    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Michelle Obama : First Lady and superhero

    Michelle Obama : First Lady and superhero2019

    by Sarah Howden

    (5)

    Summary: During a special Girl Scouts trip, Darlene gets to camp out on the front lawn of the White House! But will she find the courage to show Michelle Obama her knot-tying skills?

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    Call #: J READER B OBAMA

    Location: Junior Readers Biographies

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The underground abductor

    The underground abductor2015

    by Nathan Hale

    Series: Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales - #5

    (3,288)

    Summary: Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for...  more »

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    Call #: J GN HAL

    Location: Junior Graphic Novels

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • We wait for the sun

    We wait for the sun2021

    by Dovey Johnson Roundtree

    (171)

    Summary: The late Civil Rights attorney and activist shares a poignant moment from her childhood beside her wise grandmother, who taught Roundtree the values of self-worth, strength and justice that inspired...  more »

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    Call #: J P HISTORY ROUNDTREE

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - History

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  • I am Rosa Parks

    I am Rosa Parks1997

    by Rosa Parks

    Summary: The black woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the 1956 Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama, explains what she did and why.

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    Call #: J READER B PARKS

    Location: Junior Readers Biographies

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.2009

    by Marion Dane Bauer

    (108)

    Summary: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. His words changed the way people thought, and his actions spurred them on to change the world. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly...  more »

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    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A picture book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A picture book of Martin Luther King, Jr.1989

    by David A. Adler

    Series: Picture Book Biography

    (518)

    Summary: A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

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    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. [downloadable ebook] / civil rights leader

    Martin Luther King, Jr. / civil rights leader2009

    by Margaret Hall

    (6)

    Summary: An illustrated introduction to the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes a time line and a glossary.

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