In 1812, a 67-year-old black United Empire Loyalist named Richard Pierpoint helped raise "a corps of Coloured Men to stand and fight together" against the Americans who were threatening to invade the tiny British colony of Upper Canada. Also provides discussion of complicated relationships between First Nations, African Canadians, and white settler Canadians. Includes primary documents and recommended print and web based resources for further research. NEW item! Available for borrowing.
A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history. 28 days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World by Charles R., illustrated by Shane W.
Includes full text of speech as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ( SNCC ) delivered to the March on Washington participants in 1963. Also includes biographical information about John Lewis. 2nd book in the March trilogy detailing the life experiences of United States Congressman John Lewis while he participated in the some of the most pivotal moments of the American Civil Rights Movement. NEW item and available for borrowing.
Presents a call to action on behalf of the genocide victims of Sudan's Darfur, describing the brutalities taking place there and outlining six strategies for making key differences. Item and guide are available for borrowing.
Ishmael Beah, now 25 years old, tells how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts.Item is available for borrowing.
L'histoire captivante d'Henri, un esclave qui sevade vers la liberte dans une caisse de bois mise a la poste. A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia. Item is available for borrowing.
Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for people of all colors. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world. Available for borrowing.
Mention the civil rights era in Alabama, and most people recall images of terrible violence. But something different was happening in Huntsville. For the citizens of that city, creativity, courage, and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace. NEW item
As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed eleven times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently. NEW item
Ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South in in an African American community with its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is a vampire.
The Skin I'm In is a realistic fiction novel written by Sharon Flake. It was published by Hyperion Books on January 3, 2000. It depicts the story of seventh grader Maleeka Madison who has low self-esteem because of her dark skin color. NEW item. Item is available at the TRC