Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Display: Make a Difference

Rosa
By Nikki Giovanni
Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni’s evocative text combines with Bryan Collier’s striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
By Phillip Hoose
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 dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.

Kids Who Are Changing the World
By Anne Jankeliowitch
Profiles forty-five children around the world who are taking steps to help the environment through fund-raising, public demonstrations, and creating activist art, and includes suggestions on how readers can get involved.

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By Martin Luther King III
An account of the author's brief years shared with his civil rights leader father offers insight into their special bond, their separation during Dr. King's imprisonment, and the author's five-year-old witness to the famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies
By Cokie Roberts
Brief portraits of women from the period of the Revolution and early United States.

Boys Who Rocked the World: From King Tut to Bruce Lee
By Michelle Roehm McCann
This engaging and thought-provoking collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent male role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger.

Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa
By Michelle Roehm McCann This fun and inspiring collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent female role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger.

Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well in Africa that Brought Them Together
By Herb Shoveller
A story of one little boy's dream to provide clean drinking water to the people of Africa. 9781553379676

Friends for Freedom: the story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass
By Suzanne Slade
Discusses how a former slave and an outspoken woman, who came from two different worlds, shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it.

Separate is Never Equal
By Duncan Tonatiuh Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California.

Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan
By Jeanette Winter
Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom and education in this inspirational nonfiction picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.

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