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Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140459
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike.


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America


This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


The Burning (Young Readers Edition): Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Cover Image
By Tim Madigan, Hilary Beard (Adapted by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250787699
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2021

One of the worst acts of racist violence in American history took place in 1921, when a White mob numbering in the thousands decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324002871
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Published: Norton Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

A compelling account of the killing of Vincent Chin, the verdicts that took the Asian American community to the streets in protest, and the groundbreaking civil rights trial that followed. 


Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville's Famous Conjoined Twins Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593119723
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 27th, 2021

From the author of The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets and The Borden Murders comes the absorbing and compulsively readable story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, conjoined twins who were the sensation of the US sideshow circuits in the 1920s and 1930s.


True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250239495
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 28th, 2020

"If I could pick one book to hand to every teen—and adult—on earth, this is the one. True or False is accessible, thorough, and searingly honest, and we desperately needed it." —Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda


Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147512161
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Published: Speak - December 27th, 2016

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes--now in paperback will an all-new discussion guide.


The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544541122
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Published: Clarion Books - September 15th, 2015

“I find it so easy to forget / that I’m just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts.”

Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula.


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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385742528
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Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. 


Farewell to Manzanar Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328742117
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Published: Clarion Books - July 11th, 2017

During World War II a community called Manzanar was created in the high mountain desert country of California. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese Americans. Among them was the Wakatsuki family, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry.


Man's Search for Meaning: Young Adult Edition: Young Adult Edition Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, John Boyne (Foreword by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780807067994
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Published: Beacon Press - April 25th, 2017

A young adult edition of the best-selling classic about the Holocaust and finding meaning in suffering, with a photo insert, a glossary of terms, a chronology of Frankl’s life, and supplementary letters and speeches


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Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250097187
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Published: Square Fish - October 25th, 2016

"When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says."It hides inside us . . . Just forget!"
But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember.