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FANNIE NEVER FLINCHED: ONE WOMAN'S COURAGE IN THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN LABOR UNION RIGHTS

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Farrell
Author's First Name: 
Mary Cronk
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2016

 American Union organizer Frannie Sellins' biography is presented in episodic chapters, each focusing on a key moment in American labor history or on a community she helped organize. Primary sources do much of the storytelling and substantial back matter includes a timeline of select events in the American Labor Struggle between 1877-1935.

I LAY MY STITCHES DOWN: POEMS OF AMERICAN SLAVERY

I Lay my Stitches Down
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Grady
Author's First Name: 
Cynthia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Michelle
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Wood
Publisher: 
Eerdmans
Publication Date: 
2012

Dramatic, richly colored illustrations complement fourteen diverse poems, each ten lines of ten syllables, that reflect ways slaves tried to cope with life’s uncertainties. Bits of information, like the patterning of a quilt block, build a multi-layered story of many horrors.

HEART AND SOUL: THE STORY OF AMERICA AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nelson
Author's First Name: 
Kadir
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kadir
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Nelson
Publisher: 
Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 
2011

THEY CALLED THEMSELVES THE KKK: THE BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN TERRORIST GROUP [AUDIOBOOK]

They Called Themselves the KKK
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bartoletti
Author's First Name: 
Susan Campbell
Narrator's First Name: 
Dion
Narrator's Last Name: 
Graham
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2010
Narrator Dion Graham's softly-cadenced voice is the perfect foil for the tumultuous events of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Carefully differentiating Bartoletti's narrative from the first-hand accounts of freed slaves, former owners, and Confederate generals, Graham paints a disturbingly human picture of the Southern culture that gave birth to the KKK and its white supremacy movement.

LADY LIBERTY: A BIOGRAPHY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rappaport
Author's First Name: 
Doreen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matt
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Tavares
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

Unusual perspectives, both in illustrations and in multiple points of view, provide a kaleidoscopic survey of those who planned, financed, and built the Statue of Liberty, including a child who donated chicken-raising profits.

ABE’S HONEST WORDS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rappaport
Author's First Name: 
Doreen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kadir
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Nelson
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2008

Multiple layers convey Lincoln's impact through quotes, free verse accounts of his life, a chronology, and a list of websites.  Report-writers and curious readers alike will learn much about our sixteenth President's brilliant visionary leadership.

WHO WAS FIRST? DISCOVERING THE AMERICAS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Freedman
Author's First Name: 
Russell
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2007

Before Columbus, explorers from many parts of the world arrived in the Americas. Freedman's clear, readable account suggests that history is an ever-changing landscape.

BLACK AND WHITE AIRMEN: THEIR TRUE HISTORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fleischman
Author's First Name: 
John
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2007

Two men, one black and one white, grew up in the same neighborhood and had parallel military careers but never met until they were in their seventies. This true story illuminates both World War II and the nature of race in America.

ELIJAH OF BUXTON

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Curtis
Author's First Name: 
Christopher Paul
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2007

Elijah, the first child born in a settlement of former slaves in Canada, finds his uneventful life disrupted when he attempts to locate the corrupt preacher who has stolen funds intended to purchase a family’s freedom.

MISS CRANDALL'S SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES & LITTLE MISSES OF COLOR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Alexander
Author's First Name: 
Elizabeth
Second Author's First Name: 
Marilyn
Second Author's Last Name: 
Nelson
Illustrator's First Name: 
Floyd
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Cooper
Publisher: 
Wordsong
Publication Date: 
2007

Twenty-four beautifully crafted sonnets evoke Miss Crandall's mid-nineteenth century school in Connecticut: the students' fervor, the local vigilantes, and the school's ultimate fiery end. Subdued illustrations complement this important and little-known story.

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