Lala Salama: A Tanzanian Lullaby by Patricia MacLachlan is a calm gentle story that follows a day in the life of a little baby and his mama in Tanzania. This is a great book to talk about the little differences and big similarities between what a student may have done as a baby and what this little baby does.
Despite prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that aired on national TV and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer’s life and legacy with an inspiring message of hope, determination, and strength. 9780763665319/10 & up #weneeddiversebooks #civilrights
White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the white's only drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: drink from it. "White Water is a wonderful way to give children an American history lesson..." --Bill Cosby
It's 1936, and the Yankees have just hired a star center fielder whose name sounds like music. What could be a better time for Papa-Angelo's grandson to be born? Christened after the legendary ballplayer, young Joseph Paul learns much at his Italian grandfather's knee -- about holding your breath in front of the radio during a 3-2 count with the bases loaded and having the audacity to dream big dreams. PB 9780763624446 Ages 10-14, GRL T