Teaching Materials

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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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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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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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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Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir

Book - Non-fiction and prose. Deborah A. Miranda. 2012. 240 pages. A compilation of documents, photos, and memoir that recounts the establishment of missions in California and the impact on Indigenous people—then and today.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century
Themes: Education, Imperialism, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity
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