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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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Song of Solomon Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
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Malcolm X Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Insightful and well-rounded portrait of Malcolm X.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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The Apple Pie That Papa Baked Book Poster Image
age 4+
Folksy artwork enlivens tasty web-of-life tale.
By Lauren Thompson
(2007)
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The Donut Chef Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Deliciously illustrated Seuss-like tale.
By Bob Staake
(2008)
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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TakingITGlobal Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Excellent resource for activist-minded teens.
URL: http://www.tigweb.org
(2009)
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Cookie Doodle App Poster Image
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age 4+
Delicious way to make cookies with yummy trimmings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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ZisBoomBah Website Poster Image
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age 7+
Healthy meal planning made fun and practical for kids.
URL: http://www.zisboombah.com
(2011)
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What's on Your Plate? Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Excellent docu teaches Fast Food Nation-like lessons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Pressure Cooker Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring cooking-themed docu is great for teens.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Nelson Mandela Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
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Tea Cakes for Tosh Book Poster Image
age 6+
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
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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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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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