Women's History

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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500 Years of Chicana Women’s History

Book - 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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Caribbean Connections: The Dominican Republic

Book - Non-fiction and Fiction. Edited by Gallin, Glasser, Santana. 2005. 250 pages. Reader-friendly overview of the history, politics, and culture of the fourth largest Latino community in the United States.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Art & Music, Immigration, Latinx, Sports, US Foreign Policy, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Book - Non-fiction. By Phillip Hoose. 2010. 160 pages. The story of Claudette Colvin, a teenager who refused to give up her seat in the year leading up to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Women's History
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Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark

Book - Non-fiction. By Katherine Mellen Charron. 2009. Biography of Septima Clark who played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement through education.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Women's History
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Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC

Book - Non-fiction. Edited by Faith S. Holsaert, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, and Dorothy M. Zellner. 2010. 616 pages. An unprecedented women's history of the Civil Rights Movement, from sit-ins to Black Power.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Women's History
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Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit

Book - Non-fiction. By Laurie Lawlor. 2001. A biography that sheds light on Helen Keller as rebel and activist.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Women's History
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A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present

Books - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2005, with a new introduction by Anthony Arnove in 2015. 784 pages. Howard Zinn's groundbreaking work on U.S. history. This book details lives and facts rarely included in textbooks—an indispensable teacher and student resource.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 2001 - Present, All US History
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Economics, Education, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, 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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Queer History of the United States for Young People

A Queer History of the United States for Young People

Book - Non-fiction. By Michael Bronski, adapted for by Richie Chevat. 336 pages. 2019. A young adult readers edition of the original text explores the history of LGBTQ+ experiences in the U.S. since 1500.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century, All US History
Themes: Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Imperialism, LGBTQ, Native American, Women's History
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Book - Non-fiction. By Jeanne Theoharis. 2013. 320 pages. A revealing window into Rosa Parks’ politics and years of activism.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Women's History
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Before She was Harriet (Book) | Zinn Education Project

Before She was Harriet

Book – Non-fiction. By Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome. 2017. 32 pages. An illustrated biography of Harriet Tubman written in verse.
Time Periods: 18th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Women's History
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