A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter [not in HCL]
Children's Nonfiction Book
Durell, Ann and Sachs, Marilyn, editors
The Big Book for Peace
The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in 16 stories and poems, plus 1 song with music, by Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard, Steven Kellogg and others and illustrated by Paul Zelinsky, the Dillons, Maurice Sendak, Trina Schart Hyman, and others.
120 p. 1990
Children's Nonfiction Book 808.80358 D
Buss, Fran Leeper
Journey of the Sparrows
Maria and her brother and sister, Salvadoran refugees, are smuggled into the United States in crates and try to eke out a living in Chicago with the help of a sympathetic family.
155 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book BUSS
Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti
In the hospital after being firebombed and beaten by the Tonton Macoutes, seventeen-year-old Djo tells the story of his impoverished life to a young woman who, like him, has been working with the social reformer Father Aristide to fight the repression in Haiti.
179 p. 1992
Teen Fiction Book TEMPLE
Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories [not in HCL]
Children's Nonfiction Book
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor
104 p. 1994
Children's Nonfiction Book 331.31 F
Taylor, Mildred D.
The Well: David's Story
In Mississippi in the early 1900s ten-year-old David Logan's family generously shares their well water with both White and Black neighbors in an atmosphere of potential racial violence.
92 p. 1995
Children's Fiction Book TAYLOR
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Growing Up in Coal Country
The story of coal mining in Pennsylvania during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Includes material on breaker boys, mule drivers, dangers, company houses and stores, Molly Maguires, strikes, and the 1897 Latimer Massacre.
127 p. 1996
Children's Nonfiction Book 331.76223 B
Nye, Naomi Shihab
When fourteen-year-old Liyanna, her younger brother, and her parents move from St. Louis to a new home between Jerusalem and the Palestinian village where her father was born, they face many changes and must deal with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.
259 p. 1997
Teen Fiction Book NYE
Wolff, Virginia Euwer
In small town in post-World War II Oregon, twenty-one 6th grade girls recount the story of an annual softball game, during which one girl's bigotry comes to the surface.
229 p. 1998
Children's Fiction Book WOLFF
Through My Eyes
Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.
63 p. 1999
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 B764
Ryan, Pam Munoz
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
262 p. 2000
Children's Fiction Book RYAN
The Other Side of Truth
Smuggled out of Nigeria after their mother's murder, Sade and her younger brother are abandoned in London when their uncle fails to meet them at the airport and they are fearful of their new surroundings and of what may have happened to their journalist father back in Nigeria.
252 p. 2001
Children's Fiction Book NAIDOO
After her father's death, 13-year-old Parvana, disguised as a boy, wanders alone through war-torn Afghanistan looking for her mother and family who had disappeared in the tumult of the Taliban takeover of Mazar-e-Sharif. Parvana comes across a baby early in her journey, the only survivor in a bombed village. She takes him along, as both a burden and comforting company. A bittersweet ending offers some hope for Parvana and her family. A realistic picture of the effect of war on children.
199 p. 2002
Teen Fiction Book ELLIS
Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope
Seven stories, spanning the time period from 1948 to 2000, chronicle the experiences of young people from different races and ethnic groups as they try to cope with the restrictions placed on their lives by South Africa's apartheid laws.
xv, 175 p. 2003
Children's Fiction Book NAIDOO
With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote
111 p. 2004
Children's Nonfiction Book 324.3 B
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX, the Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America
Up until the 1970s, if you were a girl, you were told you shouldn't play team sports, or go to college. But, in 1972, Title IX changed that, by ensuring that girls have the same opportunities as boys to participate in sports and classes. But that change did not come without a fight.
152 p. 2005
Children's Nonfiction Book 796.092 B
After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.
260 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book KADOHAT
Brimner, Larry Dane
We are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin
Captures a story of passion, courage, and triumph through Bayard's own words and archival photographs, and through spirituals and protest songs that Bayard often sang.
48 p. 2007
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 R929
The Surrender Tree : Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her. Rosa does her best for everyone. Yet who can heal a country so torn apart by war?
169 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book 811.6 En3