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.
Nonfiction graphic novel: Hyena in petticoats : the story of suffragette Nellie McClung
FICTION: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. Gr.4-8
Nonfiction/Gr.7 and up. Discusses author and marine biologist Rachel Carson's efforts to protect the environment, from her childhood nature outings through the impact of her 1962 book, "Silent Spring."
Nonfiction graphic novel/Gr.5 and up As the threat of war looms larger in Iraq, Alia Muhammad Baker, chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, worries about saving the books in her library.
Nonfiction/Gr.5-7 Lester B. Pearson -- Roger Obata -- June Callwood -- Judy Feld Carr -- Elijah Harper -- Craig Kielburger -- Hannah Taylor.
Nonfiction:Explorer, global green leader, and eco-TV host David de Rothschild recounts the extraordinary journey of thePlastiki, an innovative and mostly untested sixty-foot catamaran that floats on 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. It was a voyage that took de Rothschild and a five-person crew 10,000 miles from the U.S. to Australia, sailing through rarely traveled, dangerous waters, risking their lives to call attention to our fragile oceans.
Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 most influential teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.
Marine Biologist Terrie Williams On Endangered Monk Seals And 'The Odyssey Of
Nonfiction/Gr.8 and up. When Paola Gomez fights for the rights of women and children, and speaks out against corruption in her native Colombia, her life is put in jeopardy. As a refugee and immigrant in Canada, she brings her passion for justice to her new home.
Nonfiction/Gr.6-10 Using Gandhi as its starting point traces the history of nonviolent resistance by looking at significant adherents from 1908 to 2003 including: Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Charles Perkins, Cesar ChÃ¡vez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Vaclav Havel, and Wangari Maathi, etc. Includes background info and significant events.
This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.
Fiction/Gr.8-12 Reluctantly accompanying her advocate mother to a bonobo sanctuary in the Congo, a teen girl participates in a desperate effort to rescue the bonobos and survive in the jungle when a revolution breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked.
Fiction/Gr.7 and up Ashley is an eco-warrior who will do anything to bring attention to the plight of the Earth. On a trip to New York with her drumming group, she meets a wealthy environmentalist who has a plan that will endanger the whole planet.