Books: Non-Fiction

We the Resistance (Book cover) published by City Lights 2019

We the Resistance: Documenting a History of Nonviolent Protest in the United States

Book -- Non-fiction. Edited by Michael G. Long, foreword by Chris Hedges, afterword by Dolores Huerta. 610 pages. 2019. Encounter the voices of activists sharing instructive stories through narrative and primary documents.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Imperialism, Organizing, Slavery and Resistance, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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We, the People: The Drama of America

Book - Non-fiction. By Leo Huberman, illustrations by Thomas H. Benton. 1932. A people's history of labor with charts, diagrams, and illustrations.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Immigration, Labor
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We’ve Got A Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

Book – Non-fiction. By Cynthia Levinson. 2012. 176 pages. Tells the story of the 4,000 Black elementary, middle, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail between May 2 and May 11, 1963.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements
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Which Side Are You On?: The Story of A Song

Book - Non-fiction. By George Ella Lyon. Artwork by Christopher Cardinale. 2011. This children's book tells the story of a classic union song written in 1931 and the harsh conditions under which it was written.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Art & Music, Labor, Organizing, Social Class
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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Book – Non-fiction. By Carole Anderson. 2016. An era-by-era account of how the policies and practices of white supremacy have morphed over time while maintaining the singular goal of undermining Black advancement.
Time Periods: 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Racism & Racial Identity
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Why Unions Matter

Book - Non-fiction. By Michael D. Yates. 2009. An introduction to the history and role of unions in the United States.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Labor
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Willa Cather: A Biography

Book – Non-fiction. By Milton Meltzer. 2008. An account of Willa Cather's accomplishments and personality written for upper elementary/middle school readers.
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The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement

Book - Non-fiction. By Bob Zellner with Constance Curry. Foreword by Julian Bond. 2008. Zellner tells how one white Alabamian joined ranks with the Black students who were sitting-in, marching, fighting, and sometimes dying to challenge the Southern "way of life."
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
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A Year Without Sundays (Un Año Sin Domingos)

Book - Non-fiction. By Catherine Murphy. 2014. and DVD. Photos and stories about the highly successful Cuban literacy campaign of 1961.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Education, World History/Global Studies
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Yes! We Are Latinos!

Book - Non-fiction. By Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Pictures by David Diaz. 2013. Book that features the rich diversity of the Latino and Latina experience in the United States.
Themes: Latinx
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A Young People’s History of the United States

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn with Rebecca Stefoff. 2009. 464 pages. A young adult version of the best-selling A People’s History of the United States.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, LGBTQ, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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Zapata's Disciple: Essays (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Zapata’s Disciple: Essays

Book - Non-fiction. By Martín Espada. Reprinted in 2016. Essays and poems attacking social injustice and marginalization.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Latinx
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