Books: Non-Fiction, High School

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, Latinx, LGBTQ, Media, Native American, Organizing, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, Women's History
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1919

Book — Non-fiction. By Eve L. Ewing. 96 pages. 2019. Poetic reflections on the Chicago Race Riots of 1919 — part of 'Red Summer' — in a history told through Ewing's speculative and Afrofuturist lenses.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Racism & Racial Identity
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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, Latinx, Women's History
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An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Book - Non-fiction. By Paul Ortiz. 2018. 296 pages. This narrative, intersectional history describes the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights, and argues that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of the United States.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Imperialism, Latinx
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All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

Book - Non-fiction. By Winona LaDuke. 1999. Native American activists provide testimonies to indigenous efforts to resist oppression and fight both cultural and environmental degradation in the face of U.S. colonialism.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Imperialism, Native American
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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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A Beautiful Ghetto

Book - Non-fiction. By Devin Allen. 2017. 124 pages. Black life in Baltimore before and after the police murder of Freddie Gray and the uprising it produced, documented through short essays, poetry, and stunning photographs.
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