Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Rubin
Introduces the efforts of student volunteers who traveled to Mississippi in 1964 to encourage African Americans to exercise their right to vote, and discusses the violent resistance they faced from supporters of segregation.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South
Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name, My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer by Mo’ne Daivs
Looks at the life of Little League Baseball pitcher Mo’ne Davis.
Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Bradley
A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson’s life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.
Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man by Judith Fradin
Recounts the experiences of Solomon Northup, an African American man who was kidnapped into slavery and suffered through twelve years of bondage before being rescued from the Louisiana cotton plantation by friends from New York.