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Bread and Roses, Too

Book - Fiction. By Katherine Paterson. 2006. 288 pages. Moving young adult historical-fiction novel based on a major strike in Lawrence, Mass., in 1912.
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A Thousand Never Evers

Book – Fiction. By Shana Burg. 2008. Set in 1963 Mississippi, this historical fiction introduces middle/high school readers to the life at that time through the experiences of a 12-year-old.
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Fire in the Hole!

Book - Fiction. By Mary Cronk Farrell. 2004. 176 pages. Based on the true story of a silver miners' strike in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the book shows the desperate conditions of miners' lives and how the striking miners were detained illegally in a late 19th century version of Guantanamo.
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A Boy from Ireland

Book - Fiction. By Marie Raphael. 2007. 217 pages. Historical fiction about the life of the Irish in New York City at the beginning of the 20th century for ages 12+.
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Little Brother

Little Brother

Book - Fiction. By Cory Doctorow. 2008. A contemporary novel for teenagers that explores Homeland Security and freedom of speech in the post-9/11 United States.
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My Mother the Cheerleader

Book - Fiction. By Robert Sharenow. 2009. Louise's mother spends her mornings at the local elementary school with a group of women known as the Cheerleaders, who harass the school's first Black student, six-year-old Ruby Bridges.
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