Activists & Activism - Gr.7-12

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Grade appropriate recommendations of fiction and nonfiction juvenile resources found in the Doucette Library that connect to social justice issues and people involved in helping other by taking up a cause.

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When Lacey Little Bird hears about a project to help grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS, she is determined to help by sewing purses and bags to sell. Based on a true story. Fiction And Nonfiction, Beaded Purses, First Nations, Grandmothers, How To Raise Money, Young People, Elementary Schools, Childrens Books, Sewing Projects

FICTION:Gr.4-9 When Lacey Little Bird hears about a project to help grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS, she is determined to help by sewing purses and bags to sell. Based on a true story.

"Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest" by Caitlyn Vernon Novel Guide. Ideas for teaching about Canadian temperate rainforest; Ideas for teaching about the Great Bear Rainforest; Science Resources, Reading Resources, Science Books, Rainforest Plants, Thing 1, Fiction And Nonfiction, Middle School Science, Biomes, Children's Literature

Nonfiction/Gr.4 and up A hands-on guide to the magic and majesty of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, with suggestions for activism in any community.

Hyena in Petticoats: The Story of Suffragette Nellie McClung by Willow Dawson (Puffin Books) Dragon, Canadian History, Pet Fox, Fiction And Nonfiction, Penguin Random House, Hyena, Any Book, Women In History, Book Photography

In the first frames of this brilliant graphic biography, Willow Dawson plunges readers into the rugged world of Canada's western pioneers, taking us into the early life of Nellie McClung as the child of homesteaders, and follows her on her path to becoming a teacher, a crusader, a suffragette and eventually the first female Member of Parliament.

’Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich, ’ by Annie Boochever with Roy Peratrovich, Jr. Anti Discrimination, Velvet Glove, Civil Rights Leaders, Award Winning Books, The Orator, Books For Teens, English, Book Week, Children's Literature

No Natives Allowed!” The sign blared at the young Tlingit girl from Alaska..those words stayed with Elizabeth Peratrovich all her life. They also made her determined to work for change. In 1945, when Elizabeth was 34 years old, she gave a powerful speech before a packed session of the Alaska Territorial Legislature. Her testimony about the evils of racism crowned years of work by Alaska Native People and their allies and led to passage of Alaska's landmark Anti-Discrimination Act...

A Bird on Water Street, Elizabeth Dulemba. gr dekalb library has copies. 40 Book Challenge, Good Books, My Books, Book Club Reads, Children's Book Awards, Online Books For Kids, Young Adult Fiction, Fiction And Nonfiction, Reading Levels

FICTION:Gr.5-8 Jack loves everything about Coppertown except its thriving mining industry, which long ago drove nature out of the town, but when a strike threatens to close the mine, Jack's family and others may be forced to leave for new jobs and homes.

The Cocalero Novels: Sacred Leaf by Deborah Ellis FIC ELL Twelve year old Diego escapes from slavery at an illegal cocaine operation and is taken in by the Ricardos, coca farmers. Leaf Book, Social Justice Issues, International Books, Fiction And Nonfiction, Safe Haven, Critical Thinking, Helping Others, Beautiful Words, Novels

FICTION:Gr.5-9 Diego is taken in by the Ricardo family -- poor coca farmers who provide a safe haven while he recovers from his ordeal in the jungle. But even that brief respite comes to an end when the army moves in and destroys the family's coca crop -- and their livelihood.Diego eventually joins the cocaleros as they protest the destruction of their crops by barricading the roads, confronting the army head on.

Same Sun Here I loved this YA book about an Indian girl living in New York and a boy in Kentucky fighting mountaintop removal who become pen-pals. The book is their letters to one another. Books To Read, My Books, Chapter Books, Great Books, Audio Books, Childrens Books, Tween Books, Kentucky, The Book

FICTION:Gr. 5-9 A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration, and racism.

People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression by Laura Scandiffio Non-Fiction Nominee How To Read People, Book People, Hans Scholl, African American History Month, Link And Learn, Protest Signs, Fiction And Nonfiction, Who Said, El Salvador

Nonfiction/Gr.5-8 Seven riveting profiles bring to life the inspirational stories of people who followed their moral compass so they could make the world a better place.

Kids saving kids -- Inspired to help -- Off to Asia -- Free the Children in action -- What you can do. Social Justice Issues, Kids Inspire, Fiction And Nonfiction, Save The Children, Activists, What You Can Do, Helping Others, Kindergarten, Asia

Nonfiction/Gr.4-8 Kids saving kids -- Inspired to help -- Off to Asia -- Free the Children in action -- What you can do.

Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon. A high-adventure retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale featuring a kick-butt heroine - Robyn Hoodlum. English Festivals, Ya Books, Rick Riordan, Book Lists, Bestselling Author, The Book, Fiction, Adventure, Shadows

FICTION/Gr.4-8:When Nott City is taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown, and her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley flees for her life and joins a group of children trying to take back what is rightfully theirs in this futuristic retelling of Robin Hood.

Read "Operation Redwood" by S. Terrell French available from Rakuten Kobo. Clandestine e-mail exchanges, secret trips, fake press releases, and a tree-house standoff are among the clever stunts a. All Nature, Nature Study, Reading Levels, Read Aloud, Fiction Books, The Ordinary, Childrens Books, Kid Books, Novels

FICTION:Gr.4-8 In northern California, Julian Carter-Li and his friends old and new fight to save a grove of redwoods from an investment company that plans to cut them down.

Fight to Learn: The Struggle to Go to School By Laura Scandiffio University Of Dayton, Right To Education, Fiction And Nonfiction, Literacy Skills, 13 Year Olds, Book Recommendations, To Go, This Book, About Me Blog

Nonfiction/gr.5-8:For many children around the world, getting an education is only a distant dream. War, poverty, discrimination, and violence are seemingly insurmountable obstacles to going to school. But there is hope. Fight to Learn presents the uplifting stories of the incredible people whose vision and drive have made the dream of education come true for many.

Because I am a girl : I can change the world / Rosemary McCarney with Jen Albaugh and Plan International I Can Change, People Change, Change The World, Gender And Development, Plan International, Feminist Books, Gender Inequality, Eyes On The Prize, Fiction And Nonfiction

Nonfiction/gr.4-8 Because I am a Girl is a global initiative from Plan International to end gender inequality, promote girls' rights and lift millions of girls out of poverty. This book illustrates the Because I am Girl call to change by telling stories of girls around the world.

Read "Undocumented A Worker's Fight" by Duncan Tonatiuh available from Rakuten Kobo. Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men a. Hispanic Heritage Month, Happiness Project, He Is Able, Book Lists, Nonfiction, New Books, Children's Books, Audio Books, The Book

the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex—accordion fold—format.

You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World by Caroline Paul , illustrated by Lauren Tamaki , 113 pages. NON-FICTION. Writing Mentor Texts, Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing, Writing Rubrics, Paragraph Writing, Claudette Colvin, Best Ted Talks, Change Maker

Being a good citizen means standing up for what's right-and here's just the way to start. This guide features change-maker tips, tons of DIY activities, and stories about the kids who have paved the way before, from activists like Malala Yousafzai and Claudette Colvin to the everyday young people whose habit changes triggered huge ripple effects. So make a sign, write a letter, volunteer, sit-in, or march! There are lots of tactics to choose from, and you're never too young to change the…

How I Resist : Activism and Hope for a New Generation - (Paperback) Steve Jenkins, Social Justice Issues, Social Themes, Story People, Historical Women, Fiction And Nonfiction, Coming Of Age, Fantasy Girl, Social Science

In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance.