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  • Black lives matter

    Black lives matter2019

    (4)

    Summary: In 2012, a seventeen-year-old African American boy named Trayvon Martin was murdered in cold blood by a neighborhood vigilante. When the murderer was acquitted, shock waves ran through African...  more »

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    Call #: 323.1196 BLA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • The civil rights movement

    The civil rights movement2002

    (2)

    Summary: When slavery ended in the United States, white America's opinion that blacks were second class citizens did not. For more than a century afterward African Americans struggled to obtain basic rights...  more »

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    Call #: 323.1 CIV YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • We are not yet equal : understanding our racial divide

    We are not yet equal : understanding our racial divide2018

    by Carol Anderson

    (445)

    Summary: This young adult adaptation brings Carol Anderson's ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response...  more »

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    Call #: 323.1196 AND YA

    Location: New YA Nonfiction

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  • The March against Fear : the last great walk of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black power

    The March against Fear : the last great walk of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black power2017

    by Ann Bausum

    (128)

    Summary: Mississippi. 1966. On a hot June afternoon an African-American man named James Meredith set out to walk through his home state, intending to fight racism and fear with his feet. A seemingly simple...  more »

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    Call #: 323.1196 BAU YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Warriors don't cry : the searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High

    Warriors don't cry : the searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High2007

    by Melba Beals

    (11,945)

    Summary: The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white student and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she committed to being one of the first African...  more »

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    Call #: 379.2 BEA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Things that make white people uncomfortable : adapted for young adults

    Things that make white people uncomfortable : adapted for young adults2019

    by Michael Bennett

    (64)

    Summary: Uses humor to discuss racism and violence, denounce the NFL's abuses, and encourage black athletes in the NCAA and NFL to speak out against injustice both on and off the field.

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    Call #: 305.896 BEN YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality

    This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality2019

    by Jo Ann Allen Boyce

    (712)

    Summary: In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and...  more »

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    Call #: 379.2 BOY YA

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

    In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives2016

    by Kenneth C. Davis

    (977)

    Summary: "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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    Call #: 306.362 DAV YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Lifting as we climb : black women's battle for the ballot box

    Lifting as we climb : black women's battle for the ballot box2020

    by Evette Dionne

    (178)

    Summary: For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-opening book that tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement --...  more »

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    Call #: 324.623 DIO YA

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  • The civil rights movement

    The civil rights movement1998

    by John M Dunn

    Series: World History Series

    (1)

    Summary: A historical overview of the movement for freedom and equality for blacks in the United States.

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    Call #: 323.1 DUN YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Say her name

    Say her name2020

    by Zetta Elliott

    (574)

    Summary: Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter....  more »

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    Call #: 811.6 ELL YA

    Location: New YA Nonfiction

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  • Electric arches

    Electric arches2017

    by Eve L. Ewing

    (2,760)

    Summary: Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time,...  more »

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    Call #: 818.6 EWI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Fights : one boy's triumph over violence

    Fights : one boy's triumph over violence2020

    by Joel Christian Gill , artist

    (234)

    Summary: A visceral and deeply affecting memoir of artist/author Joel Christian Gill, chronicling his youth and coming of age as a Black child in a chaotic landscape of rough city streets and foreboding backwoods.

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    Call #: 305.896 GIL YA

    Location: New YA Nonfiction

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  • Brown v. Board of Education : separate but equal?

    Brown v. Board of Education : separate but equal?2005

    by Susan Dudley Gold

    Series: Supreme Court Milestones

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    Call #: 344.73 GOL YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice

    Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice2018

    by Lawrence Goldstone

    (121)

    Summary: On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The...  more »

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    Call #: 976.3 GOL YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Ordinary hazards : a memoir

    Ordinary hazards : a memoir2019

    by Nikki Grimes

    (1,182)

    Summary: Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and...  more »

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    Call #: 811.54 GRI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • All boys aren't blue : a memoir-manifesto

    All boys aren't blue : a memoir-manifesto2020

    by George M. Johnson

    (6,761)

    Summary: In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of...  more »

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    Call #: 306.766 JOH YA

    Location: New YA Nonfiction

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  • March. Book two

    March. Book two2015

    by John Lewis

    Series: March

    (21,214)

    Summary: After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence -- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the...  more »

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    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • A wreath for Emmett Till

    A wreath for Emmett Till2005

    by Marilyn Nelson

    (2,190)

    Summary: Presents fifteen interlinked sonnets to pay tribute to Emmitt Till, a fourteen-year-old African American boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a while woman, and whose murderers...  more »

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    Call #: 811.54 NEL YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights

    The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights2014

    by Steve Sheinkin

    (5,655)

    Summary: Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

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    Call #: 940.54 SHE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers

    Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers2013

    by Tanya Lee Stone

    (2,377)

    Summary: Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.

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    Call #: 940.544 STO YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Black history in its own words

    Black history in its own words2017

    by Ronald Wimberly compiler, artist

    (469)

    Summary: This book "started in January 2015 when Matt Bors asked me to find eight quotes and illustrate them for "The Nib" for February, Black History Month. I chose quotes ranging from the casual to the...  more »

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    Call #: 973.0496 WIM YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till

    Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till2010

    by Simeon Wright

    (203)

    Summary: Documents the 1955 kidnapping and murder of teenage Emmett Till as remembered by his cousin, sharing descriptions of life in period Mississippi and how the ensuing murder trial became a catalyst for the civil rights movement.

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    Call #: 305.896 WRI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details