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The Bully Effect TV Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring Bully sequel stresses power of standing up.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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How to Survive a Plague Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Moving doc follows AIDS scourge and history of gay activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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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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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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Let's Move! Website Poster Image
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age 10+
The First Lady's fight against childhood obesity.
URL: http://www.letsmove.gov/
(2012)
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The Lions of Little Rock Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
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Jane's Journey Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Slow but insightful documentary about pioneering activist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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About-Face.org Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Smart site dissects sexism in the media.
URL: http://www.about-face.org/
(2011)
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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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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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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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Whale Wars TV Poster Image
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age 14+
The intense reality of extreme conservation work.
Network: Animal Planet
(2008)
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Big Ideas for a Small Planet TV Poster Image
age 10+
Hip docuseries sells viewers on environmentalism.
Network: Sundance Channel
(2007)
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Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring true story of teen boy making a difference.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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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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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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