Thursday, August 13, 2015

Raising Activists: Part II: 50+ Recent Books About Activism, K-12

At the beginning of the year I posted, Raising Activists: 100+ Books to Read in K-12.  Since then some new books have been or will be published that I wanted to add. Here's a continuation...

When the Slave Esperança Garcia Wrote a Letter

K-5 Biographies

  1. Abouraya, Karen Leggett. (2014). Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words. Illustrated by  L. C. Wheatley. Great Neck, NY: StarWalk Kids Media.
  2. Alko, Selina. (2015). The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books.
  3. Capaldi, Gina. (2008/2013). A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero. Minneapolis, MN:  Millbrook Press.  
  4. Corey, Shana. (2016). Malala: A Hero for All (Step into Reading). Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles. New York: Random House. 
  5. Jazynka, Kitson. (2015). National Geographic Readers: Rosa ParksWashington D.C.: National Geographic.
  6. Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue. (2015). Luna & Me: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest. New York: Henry Holt.
  7. Krull, Kathleen. (2015). Women Who Broke the Rules: Coretta Scott King. Illustrated by Laura Freeman. New York: Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 
  8. Langston-George, Rebecca. (2015). For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story. Illustrated by Janna Bock. North Mankato, MN: Capstone.
  9. Prévot, Franck.  (2015). Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of TreesIllustrated by Aurélia Fronty. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  10. Rabinowitz, Alan. (2014). A Boy and a Jaguar. Illustrated by Catia Chien. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers .
  11. Rosa, Sonia. (2015). When the Slave Esperança Garcia Wrote a Letter.  Illustrated by Luciana Justiniana Hees. Translated by Jane Springer. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  12. Roy,Jennifer. (2015). Jars of Hope. Illustrated by Meg Owenson. North Mankato, MN: Capstone.
  13. Shabazz, Ilyasah. (2014). Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. Illustrated by A.G. Ford. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
  14. Shapiro, J.H. (2015). Magic Trash. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  15. Stone, Tanya Lee. (2015). The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane AddamsIllustrated by Kathryn Brown. New York: Henry Holt.
  16. Tate, Don. (2015). Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.
  17. Thompson, Laurie Ann. (2015). Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu YeboahIllustrated by Sean Qualls. New York: Schwartz & Wade.
  18. Tonatiuh, Duncan. (2015). Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.
  19. Wallace, Ian. (2015). The Slippers' Keeper. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  20. Watkins, Angela Farris. (2015). My Uncle Martin's Words for America: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 
Characters Who Stand Up: Picture Books

  1. Branford, Anne. (2014). Violet Mackerel's Pocket Protest. Illustrated by Elanna Allen. New York: Atheneum Books.
  2. Meyer, Susan. (2015). New ShoesIllustrated by Eric Velasquez. New York: Holiday House.
  3. McCarney, Rosemary. (2015). Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red. Illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart. Toronto, ON: Second Story Press.
  4. Winter, Jonah. (2015). Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. New York: Schwartz & Wade. 

Informational Texts About Activism (K-4)
  1. Nagara, Innosanto. (2015). Counting on Community. New York: Triangle Square. (Board Book)
  2. Wilson, Janet. (2014). Our Heroes: How kids are Making a DifferenceToronto, ON: Second Story Press.
  3. Wilson, Janet. (2013). Our Rights: How Kids are Changing the World. Toronto, ON: Second Story Press.

Informational Texts About Activism (Grade 7+)

  1. Bausum, Ann. (2015). Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights. New York: Viking Books for Young Readers. 
  2. Brimner,  Larry Dane. (2014). Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights. Honesdale, PA:  Calkins Creek. 
  3. Dublin, Anne. (2015). 44 Hours or Strike. Toronto, ON: Second Story Press.
  4. Hern, Matt and the Purple Thistle Centre (Eds). (2013). Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth. Oakland, CA: ak press. 
  5. Rappaport, Doreen. (2013). Tinker vs. Des Moines: Students' Rights on TrialGreat Neck, NY: StarWalk Kids Media.
  6. Sheinkin, Steve. (2014). The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil RightsNew York: Roaring Brook Press.
  7. Thompson, Laurie Ann. (2014). Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters. New York: Simon Pulse/Beyond Words.
  8. Willen, Janet and Marjorie Gann. (2015). Speak a Word for Freedom: Women Against Slavery. Plattsburgh, NY: Tundra Books. 
Middle School Biographies/Memoir: Grades 5-8 

  1. Barrett, Dawson. (2015). Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists, From the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow. Portland, OR: Microcosm Publishing.
  2. Danziger, Meryl. (2015). Come On, Sing It!: The Story of Pete SeegerNew York: 7 Story Press.
  3. Kanefield, Teri. (2014). The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights MovementNew York: Harry N. Abrams
  4. Elspeth (Adapter), Susan Buckley (Adapter) and Lynda Blackmon Lowery (Author). (2015). Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March. New York: Dial.
  5. Nelson, S.D. (Lakota) (2015). Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.
  6. Powell, Patricia Hruby. (2014). Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. San Fransisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
  7. Ross, Michael Elsohn. (2015). She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World (Women of Action). Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press.
  8. Schatz, Kate. (2015). Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. San Francisco, CA: City Lights Publishers. 
  9. Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2015). Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement. Illustrated by Ekua Holmes. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
High School & Adult Biographies/Memoir

  1. Caravantes, Peggy. (2015). The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, SpyChicago, IL: Chicago Review Press.
  2. Carmon, Irin and Shana Knizhnik. (2015). Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. New York: Dey Street Books.
  3. Coates,Ta-Nehisi. (2015). Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau.
  4. Ganda, Martin and Caitlin Alifirenka. (2015). I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 
  5. Lewis, John & Andrew Aydin. (2015). March: Book Two. Illustrated by Nate Powell. Top Shelf Productions.
Characters Who Stand Up: Novels &  Novels in Verse, Essay for Teens & Adults

  1. Imarisha, Walidah  &  adrienne maree brown (Eds.). (2015). Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Oakland, CA: AK Press. 
  2. Miller-Lachmann, Lyn. (2009). Gringolandia. Evanston, IL: Curbstone Books.
  3. Nawrocki. Norman. (2013). Red: Quebec Student Strike and Social Revolt .Oakland, CA: AK Press..
  4. Reynolds, Jason. (2015). The Boy in the Black Suit. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers .
  5. Wiles, Deborah. (2014). Revolution. New York: Scholastic.

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