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Colbert, Brandy

Summary: "In the early morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob marched across the train tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and into its predominantly Black Greenwood District--a thriving, affluent neighborhood known as America's Black Wall Street. They brought with them firearms, gasoline, and explosives. In a few short hours, they'd razed thirty-five square blocks to the ground, leaving hundreds dead. The Tulsa...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 976.6 Colbert

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Cutright, Patricia J.

Summary: "Twelve biographies of Indigenous women who, as modern-day warriors, have infused their communities with strength and leadership. The women overcame unimaginable hardships--racial and gender discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty--only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education, and community activism"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation Native Voices 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 920 Cutright

Imani, Blair

Summary: "A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 973.9 Imani

Magoon, Kekla

Summary: "A chapter book biography of Ruby Bridges, part of the She Persisted series"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2021

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Schmidt, Gary D

Summary: Shows how the hardships of slavery, particularly the loss of her family, caused Isabella Baumfree to walk towards freedom, to re-invent herself as Sojourner Truth, and to continue walking to abolish slavery and for other reforms.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Schmidt

Barretta, Gene

Summary: When George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own. Here, he rolled dirt between his fingers to check if plants needed more rain or sun. He protected roots through harsh winters, so plants could be reborn in the spring. He trimmed flowers, spread soil, studied life cycles. And it was in this very place that George’s love of nature sprouted into something...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Carver

McKissack, Pat

Summary: Gather as a family to sing well-loved songs like 'Amazing Grace' and 'Oh, Freedom,' or to read aloud the poetry of such African American luminaries as Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. And snuggle down to enjoy classic stories retold by the author, including Aesop's fables and tales featuring Br'er Rabbit and Anansi the Spider.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 305.896 McKIS

Davis, Kenneth C.

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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.0092 Davis

Lewis, J. Patrick.

Summary: "A regiment of African American soldiers from Harlem journeys across the Atlantic to fight alongside the French in World War I, inspiring a continent with their brand of jazz music"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 940.53 Lewis

Gansworth, Eric

Summary: "The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside." Eric Gansworth is telling his story in Apple (Skin to the Core). The story of his family, of Onondaga among Tuscaroras, of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 921 Gansworth

Kulling, Monica.

Summary: Surveys the life of Harriet Tubman, including her childhood in slavery and her later work in helping other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Tub

Walker, Martin

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Walker

Nelson, Kadir.

Summary: Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Mandel

Roome, Hugh

Contents: Meet Martin Luther King Jr. -- Working for change -- Leading the charge -- Giving his all -- A poem about Martin Luther King Jr. -- You can make a difference -- Glossary.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Oswald, Vanessa

Contents: Marching for change -- The fight for civil rights -- Battle for voting rights in Selma -- Bloody Sunday and the challenges ahead -- A successful march to Montgomery -- Voting rights for all.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 323.11 Oswald 2018

Orgill, Roxane

Summary: When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn't own a good camera, didn't know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 781.65 Orgill

Harasymiw, Therese

Contents: Setting the scene : a timeline -- The struggle against slavery -- A closer look at American slavery -- The rebellion at Stono River -- Gabriel's conspiracy -- The Vesey revolt -- Nat Turner's slave uprising -- Mutiny on the Amistad.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 973.7 Harasymi 2018

Saidian, Siyavush

Contents: Setting the scene: a timeline -- Introduction: From Africa -- Slavery rising -- To the New World -- Captured -- Crossing the ocean -- Where work begins -- Abolishing slavery -- Epilogue: Brutal history.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 306.3 Saidian 2018

Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

Summary: A runaway slave makes a daring escape to freedom with the help of his faithful hunting dog, Zeus. Based on the true story of James Smith's journey from Virginia to Ohio in the mid-1800s.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Carbo

Tyson, Timothy B.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.134 Tyson

Erdrich, Louise.

Summary: Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HyperionBooks for Children 1999

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Erdrich

Summary: Describes life in the Great Lakes Region through stories, poems, and essays.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Milkweed Editions 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 810.807 St.Antoine

Boyle, Kevin

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Publisher / Publication Date: H.Holt 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 Boyle

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