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101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012. A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Immigration, Labor, Language Arts, Latino, LGBT, Media, Native American, Organizing, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, Women's History
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1919, The Year of Racial Violence

Book — Non-fiction. By David F. Krugler. 2015. Details the wave of racist violence that swept the United States in 1919 through the lens of Black armed resistance and freedom struggle.
Time Periods: 20th Century, All US History
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements
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500 Years of Chicana Women’s History

Books - Non-fiction. By Elizabeth Martinez. 2007., 899 illustrations. Stories and photos of Chicana/Mexican-American women in politics, labor, art, health, and more.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Immigration, Latino, Women's History
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After Gandhi

After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance

Book - Non-fiction. By Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmund O'Brien. 2009. Stories about 15 activists who continue in the tradition of Gandhi, written and illustrated for upper elementary and middle school.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Organizing, World History/Global Studies
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American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

Book - Non-fiction. Edited by Arjun Singh Sethi. 2018. 192 pages. Testimonials from people impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election.
Time Periods: 21st Century
Themes: Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

Book - Non-fiction. By Russell Freedman. 2014. An account of Angel Island, California, the entry point for one million Asian immigrants in the early 20th century.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Immigration
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Artists in Times of War

Artists in Times of War

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2004. 112 pages. In this collection of four essays, Zinn writes about the unique role of artists, activists, and publishers in working toward change.
Themes: Art & Music, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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