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The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
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The HALO Effect TV Poster Image
age 6+
Compassionate teens inspire by helping others in fab docu.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
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He Named Me Malala Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring, deeply affecting docu explores teen icon's life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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This Changes Everything Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting climate-change docu encourages grassroots action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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ReThink - Stop Cyberbullying App Poster Image
age 11+
Prevention-focused add-on stops cyberbullying at its source.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Virtual Republic Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Current-event site designed to get kids into activism.
URL: http://ideaofamerica.org/
(2015)
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Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
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The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Docu focuses on activist's passion for open access to info.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March Book Poster Image
age 10+
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
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Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (As Told by His Niece) Book Poster Image
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
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Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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E-Team Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Wartime docu can be grim but possibly inspiring to teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating poems depict coming-of-age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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Inequality for All Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Engaging economics docu encourages equality, activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Harry Potter Alliance Website Poster Image
age 11+
Fans can fight real-world evil with social-activism site.
URL: https://www.thehpalliance.org
(2013)
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My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Book Poster Image
age 6+
Powerful, personal view of cvil rights leader, issues.
By Martin Luther King III
(2013)
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March: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
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The House I Live In Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Powerful film takes aim at the U.S. War on Drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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