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…in Ishmael Beah’s own words when he came to America after fighting in Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war—will give your students insight into one of the most important human rights issues in our world today: children soldiers. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume…

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Volume 4 The second half of the twentieth century is defined by the Civil Rights and Feminist movements, the Vietnam war, and the growth of the "counter-culture."

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Set at the beginning of the civil rights movement, this powerful novel tells the story of three strong women who come together to fight racial prejudices and societal expectations for women that defined an era. Reading The Help is the perfect way to get your students thinking critically about…

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…Students will find Woodson’s eloquent poems a great source of inspiration, as she recounts what it was like growing up in the middle of the civil rights movement. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume discounts. You'll always save at least 25% on any paperback you order.…

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While the World Watched is a memoir by Carolyn McKinstry about her life growing up in the south during the Civil Rights Movement. It is a gripping account that will surely captivate your students. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume discounts. You'll always save at least 25%…

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…up in rural Mississippi and her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Moody battles racism as well as sexism during her experiences in Mississippi. This introspective book will give students a look into the reality of the Civil Rights Movement and the doubt, terror, and persistence of its…

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…story of a 110-year-old woman born into slavery. The novel chronicles her fictional life from the end of the Civil War, through the Reconstruction period, and ends with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Jane Pittman is a memorable, courageous, and witty female character. If the book isn't…

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Congressman John Lewis, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, presents the incredible story of his life through March, a graphic novel series created in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell. This first volume covers Lewis’s early involvement with…

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…footage, and photographs combine to illustrate the realities of segregation, lynching, white supremacy, injustice in the courts, and the Civil Rights movement. Dramatic readings from the novel and a powerful rendering of a blues song about lynching provide additional poignancy. A BBC Production.

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…somewhat controversial for middle school, but the upper grades will devour it. The story takes place after the Second Civil War, which had been fought over reproductive rights, and centers on three teenagers who try to escape being “unwound”—having their organs harvested and…

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Wright’s eloquent autobiography is a book that lends itself to teaching. My students were reluctant at first, but after the fire on the second page, they were hooked and eager to continue. This book helped open their eyes to great multicultural literature and positively influenced their social…

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Black Boy is the eloquent autobiography of Richard Wright. The Teaching Unit for Black Boy gives you a comprehensive academic framework that saves you hours of prep work. You can rely on this well-researched unit as a strong base for your lesson plan — it was written by one of our seasoned…

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