Written by two award-winning authors, "All American Boys" shares the alternating voices of two students, one black and one white, after Rashad was beaten by a police officer and Quinn saw it happen.
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In “We Came to America,” Faith Ringgold reminds us that America is made up of diverse groups from all over the world. She highlights Indigenous Americans who were here before others, as well as enslaved Africans who did not immigrate but were forced to come to America.
This book by poet and activist Amanda Gorman sings with optimism for our personal power to make a difference for a better world. It is a celebration of change through grace and vision. In this "children's anthem," Gorman inspires us to act with our personal gifts while collectively being the best we can be. With images of famous people and musical instruments, the artist illustrates the beauty of individuals of diverse backgrounds coming together as one in community. Amanda Gorman is an African American youth poet laureate, born with a speech impediment and sensitivity to sound, who is now speaking eloquently with hope that we can all take action for a better world.
Swimmy’s world becomes much bigger when he loses his school of fish. When he explores the great sea in search of a new community, he learns about the beauty of the world and the way things work.
In this true story, Bryan Stevenson fights injustice and champions wrongfully incarcerated Black men on death row with special attention given to the case of Walter McMillian.
"If you Plant a Seed” weaves a simple tale about the benefits of kindness and generosity and the consequences of acting selfishly. With beautiful illustrations and sparse text, African American author Kadir Nelson masterfully conveys the power each one of us has to act in ways that help
Have you ever known someone who was willing to give up a great personal opportunity to help someone else? We all make choices about helping others that may interfere with our own plans. The thing we give up is an opportunity cost.
This true story of Wangari Mathaai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, is an inspiring tale of environmental activism and the power each one of us has to help protect our world.
Literature Guide by Maureen Klein
Jacqueline Woodson has created a beautiful story about the confusion of children over racial tension. One of the most touching things about this book is that it is the children who give us hope for the future.