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The Help
I had really planned on hating this book. I got it as a gift and rolled my eyes when I opened the package. "Another white woman trying to imagine what ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
In Darkness
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao gives a good background on the rocky history in the Dominican Republic as well as showing the current state of th ...more
Mar 12, 2013
Nov 10, 2012
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
All of Kadir Nelson's illustrations are gorgeous just like in Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford. That was the main reason I picked up this book. Told from the perspective of an ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Aug 19, 2011
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
What a sad book! I always forget that just because it is a children's book doesn't mean that it won't be incredibly sad. It always catches me off guar ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
Born a slave in Virginia, Booker T. Washington always wanted to learn to read and go to school just like his master's daughter, but it was dangerous f ...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Coretta Scott
A beautifully illustrated introduction to the life of Coretta Scott King, but I was still disappointed with how little the book was about Coretta. It' ...more
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March
Simple, repetitive text along with interesting photographs make this a good class read for ESL intermediate. It is accessible and age appropriate for ...more
Jun 26, 2015
Jun 26, 2015
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
an interesting look at segregation in the military during WWII and how 50 men ignited change for African American Marines and Soldiers.
Apr 09, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
The best part of this book is the format. Steve Harmon is on trial for murder and he records the trial like a movie script as it happens.

Apr 06, 2013
Feb 02, 2010
Inside Out & Back Again
I loved this book. It is similar to All the Broken Pieces. Bother are verse novels and tell a Vietnamese immigrant's story.

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Apr 06, 2013
Feb 09, 2011
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
A beautiful picture book about Frederick Douglass' life as a slave, how he learned to read, and how words led him to freedom.
Dec 02, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
The Silence of Our Friends
A good look at racism in Texas in 1968 from two perspectives: a white reporter and a black organizer.
Apr 16, 2013
Jan 09, 2012
Mississippi Morning
not set
Jan 04, 2014
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
not set
Jan 03, 2014
A Lesson Before Dying
Oct 11, 2012
Jun 12, 2010
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
not set
Jul 28, 2013
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