Women's History

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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Rad American History A-Z: Movements and Moments That Demonstrate the Power of the People

Book - Non-fiction. By Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. Ten Speed Press. 176 pp. 2020. Paired with dynamic paper-cut art, readers explore several centuries of U.S. politics, culture, art, activism, and liberation.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, All US History
Themes: Environment, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Native American, Organizing, Slavery and Resistance, 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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Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Book, 10th anniv.) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Voices of a People’s History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

Book - Non-fiction. Edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. 2014. 704 pages. Speeches, letters, poems, and songs for each chapter of A People's History of the United States.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, All US History
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Slavery and Resistance, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives (book cover) | The Zinn Education Project

The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives

Book - Non-fiction. By Eloise Greenfield. Illustrated by Daniel Minter. 32 pp. 2019. This unique picture book begins with historical background on the work of midwives and then switches to poetry to tell vignettes from lives of midwives during slavery, emancipation, and today.
Time Periods: 19th Century, 20th Century
Themes: African American, Slavery and Resistance, Women's History
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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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At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

Book - Non-fiction. By Danielle L. McGuire. 2010. 352 pages. History of the violence against African-American women during the 20th century and the role played by Rosa Parks in the organized legal response to that abuse.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Racism & Racial Identity, Women's History
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Aani and the Tree Huggers

Aani and the Tree Huggers

Books - Historical fiction. By Jeannine Atkins. Illustrated by Venantius J. Pinto. 2000. 32 pages. Based on an event that took place in India in the 1970s, children and women in the village hug the trees to save them from being logged.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Climate Justice, Organizing, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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The Bobbin Girl

Book - Fiction. By Emily Arnold McCully. 1996. Historical fiction for upper elementary based on a true story about the Lowell textile workers.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Women's History
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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom

Book - Fiction. By Margarita Engle. 2010. 384 pages. Bilingual book of historical fiction in verse about Cuba's long fight for independence in the 19th century.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Uprising

Book - Fiction. By Margaret Peterson Haddix. 2007. Three young women march against unfair labor practices in the Shirtwaist Strike of 1909-10, only to find themselves engulfed in the raging flames consuming the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Women's History
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Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence

Book - Non-fiction. By Gretchen Woelfle. Illustrated by Alix Delinois. 2014. Picture book about true story of Elizabeth Freeman, a woman who challenged the legality of her enslavement.
Time Periods: Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Slavery and Resistance, Women's History
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