Books: Non-Fiction

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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Kids on Strike!

Book - Non-fiction. By Susan Campbell Bartoletti. 2003. Describes the conditions and treatment that drove working children to strike, from the mill workers' strike in 1834 and the coal strikes at the turn of the century to the children who marched with Mother Jones in 1903.
Time Periods: 19th Century, 20th Century
Themes: Labor, Organizing
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LaGuardia In Congress

Book - Non-Fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2010. The life and career of New Deal era New York politician Fiorello LaGuardia.
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This Land is Your Land

Book - Non-fiction. By Woody Guthrie. 2008. The full version of Woody Guthrie's famous song, illustrated for young children.
Themes: Art & Music
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Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike

Book - Non-fiction. By Robert Forrant and Susan Grabski. 2013. Images, documents, and quotes tell the story of the 1912 landmark strike.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Labor, Organizing
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This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Leslie G. Kelen. 2012. 256 pages. Presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work of nine activist photographers who lived within the movement and documented its activities by focusing on the student activists and local people who together made it happen.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements
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The Lincoln Brigade: A Picture History

Book - Non-fiction. By William Loren Katz and Marc Crawford. 2013. Interviews, documents, and photos from the first fully integrated United States army, who volunteered to help Spain defend its democracy against fascism.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: African American, Organizing, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Book - Non-fiction. By Kay Mills. 2007. First-hand accounts of Fannie Lou Hamer's emergence as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 21st Century
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
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A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter

Book - Non-fiction. By Patricia and Fredrick McKissack. 1995. A true story of the history of this powerful union effort by the African American porters.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: African American, Labor, Organizing
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