Books: Non-Fiction

Howard Zinn on History

Howard Zinn on History

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. Introduction by Staughton Lynd. 2011. A collection of 27 writings on activism, electoral politics, the Holocaust, Marxism, the Iraq War, and the role of the historian.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class
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Howard Zinn on Race

Howard Zinn on Race

Book - Non-fiction. 2011. By Howard Zinn. Introduction by Cornel West. Includes some never before published writings, speeches and interviews that illustrate the evolution and fundamental principles around the story of race in the United States.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Howard Zinn on War

Howard Zinn on War

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. Introduction by Marilyn B. Young. 2011. Essays spanning 1962 to 2006 that examine specific wars, wartime incidents, and the force of non-violence to move beyond war, if we are to survive.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary

Book – Non-fiction. By Robert Cohen. 2018. 312 pages. A historical overview and diary entries from Howard Zinn's years as an activist professor at Spelman College.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
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A Hubert Harrison Reader

Book - Nonfiction. Edited by Jeffrey B. Perry. 2001. 505 pages. Essays by the "father of Harlem radicalism."
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
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I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters

Book - Non-fiction. Edited by Michael G. Long. By Bayard Rustin. Foreword by Julian Bond. 2012. The story of the behind-the-scenes strategist, organizer, and advocate of non-violence, Bayard Rustin.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, LGBTQ, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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I See the Rhythm

Book - Non-fiction. By Toyomi Igus and Michele Wood. 2005. A lyrical voyage through 500 years of African American music, from its roots in Africa to contemporary hip-hop for ages 6+.
Themes: Art & Music
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I and I: Bob Marley

Book - Non-fiction. By Tony Medina. Illustrations by Jesse Joshua Watson. 2009. The life of Bob Marley told through poems and illustrations.
Themes: Art & Music
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Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter

Book – Non-fiction. By Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner. 90 pages. 2017. Poetry reveals the traumas of colonialism, racism, forced migration, the legacy of American nuclear testing, and the impending threats of climate change.
Time Periods: 20th Century, 21st Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Women's History
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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People

Book - Non-fiction. By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; adapted by Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza. 244 pages. 2019. The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers.
Time Periods: Pre-18th Century, Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century, All US History
Themes: Environment, Native American, Pacific Islander
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The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World

Book - Non-fiction. By John Carlos and Dave Zirin. Foreword by Cornel West. 2011. 220 pages. Written for grades 7+, this biography of John Carlos recounts his childhood, his legendary act of courage at the '68 Olympics, and the backlash.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity, Sports
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John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement

Book - Non-fiction. By Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson. Illustrated by Benny Andrews. 2006. The life of Civil Rights Movement activist and now Congressman, John Lewis.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements
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Keeping the Promise?: The Debate Over Charter Schools

Book - Non-fiction. Edited by Leigh Dingerson, Barbara Miner, Bob Peterson, and Stephanie Walters. 240 pages. 2008. Rethinking Schools. Essays examines the charter school movement's founding visions, on-the-ground realities, and untapped potential.
Themes: Education
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Kid Blink Beats the World

Book - Non-fiction. By Don Brown. 2004. The story of the 1899 strike by the children who sold newspapers on the street for grades K-4.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Labor, Organizing
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