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Escape from Camp 14

Blaine Harden Author
(2012)

English

The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped North Korea's political prison camps have existed twice as long as ... Read more

Every Day Is Malala Day

Rosemary McCarney Author
(2014)

English

An inspiring letter to Malala Yousafzai, two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world.Malala became the youngest person to ever... Read more

The Famous Five

Activist (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2015)

English

The Famous Five is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to de... Read more

Fannie Lou Hamer

Acts of Courage (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2015)

English

Fannie Lou Hamer is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to d... Read more

Fannie Lou Hamer

Freedom's Promise Set 2 (Series)

Duchess Harris Author
Marne Ventura Author
(2019)

English

Fannie Lou Hamer was an influential African American activist in the 1960s and 1970s. She fought for African Americans' civil rights, including the right to vote. Fannie Lou Hamer: Civil Rights Act... Read more

Feathers

Jacqueline Woodson Author
(2009)

English

View our feature on Jacqueline Woodson's Feathers.“Hope is the thing with feathers” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are... Read more

Feminism

Nadia Abushanab Higgins Author
(2016)

English

While most people say they believe in equal rights, the word feminism—America's new F-word—makes people uncomfortable. Explore the history of US feminism through pioneers such as Elizab... Read more

Fight Like a Girl

Laura Barcella Author
(2016)

English

Nearly every day there's another news story or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women's rights. #YesAllWomen, conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception, and a ho... Read more

Firebird

Misty Copeland Author
Christopher Myers Illustrator
(2014)

English

In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl—an every girl—whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Mist... Read more

For the Right to Learn

Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture (Series)

Rebecca Langston-George Author
Janna Rose Bock Illustrator
(2015)

English

She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. Discover Malala's story through this powerful narrative telling, and come to see how one bra... Read more

Frederick Douglass

Step into Reading (Series)

Frank Murphy Author
Nicole Tadgell Illustrator
(2019)

English

Learn about the abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his fight for freedom in this Step 3 Biography Reader!Frederick Douglass was a keystone figure in the abolitionist movement, and his story has im... Read more

From the Notebooks of Melanin...

Jacqueline Woodson Author
(2010)

English

Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqualine Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narrator Melanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it's hard to speak his mind, so... Read more

Front Desk

Kelly Yang Author
Sunny Lu Narrator
(2018)

English

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." —Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang ha... Read more

Gandhi

Kazuki Ebine Author
Kazuki Ebine Illustrator
(2011)

English

Through his quietly powerful leadership and influential use of nonviolent resistance in India's struggle against the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi became one of the most revered figures of the modern... Read more

The Gay Rights Movement

Movements That Matter (Series)

Eric Braun Author
(2018)

English

A lot has changed throughout the history of the gay rights movement. In 1969, the Stonewall Riots brought light to a movement that would later establish gay pride parades and persist in the fight f... Read more

Getting Away with Murder

Chris Crowe Author
Peter Jay Fernandez Narrator
(2014)

English

Throughout the 1960s much of America—especially the South—conducted itself under the cloud of segregation enforced by "Jim Crow" laws. Whites and blacks were separate, and in most cases... Read more

Getting Away with Murder

Chris Crowe Author
Victor Bevine Narrator
(2019)

English

Revised and updated with new information, this Jane Adams award winner is an in-depth examination of the Emmett Till murder case, a catalyst of the Civil Rights Movement. The kidnapping and violent... Read more

The Girl from the Tar Paper...

Teri Kanefield Author
(2014)

English

Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw at... Read more

Girl Rising

Tanya Lee Stone Author
(2017)

English

For fans of inspirational nonfiction such as I Am Malala and Chelsea Clinton's It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, here is a full-color book inspired by the powerful docum... Read more

Girls Resist!

KAELYN RICH Author
Soneela Nankani Narrator
(2018)

English

An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equalityTake on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, ... Read more

Give Us the Ballot

Ari Berman Author
Tom Zingarelli Narrator
(2015)

English

The adoption of the landmark Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet fifty years later ... Read more

Glimmer of Hope

The March for Our Lives Founders Author
(2018)

English

Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. "Glimmer of Hope provides a blueprint for launching social change."—NPR.org"This is a clarion call to a... Read more

Glimmer of Hope

The March for Our Lives Founders Author
Giullian Gioiello Narrator
(2018)

English

Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. "Glimmer of Hope provides a blueprint for launching social change."—NPR.org"This is a clarion call to a... Read more

Goldie Takes a Stand

Jewish Heroes (Series)

Barbara Krasner Author
Kelsey Garrity-Riley Illustrator
(2014)

English

Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for being a leader. As the president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organizes her friends to raise money to buy textbooks for immigr... Read more

Goldie Takes a Stand

Jewish Heroes (Series)

Barbara Krasner Author
Book Buddy Digital Media Narrator
(2014)

English

Kar-Ben Read-Aloud eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to bring eBooks to life! Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for being a leader. As the pr... Read more

The Greta Thunberg Story

Michael Part Author
(2015)

English

Her parents didn't want her to do it. Her classmates refused to join her. Passersby expressed pity and bemusement at the sight of the pigtailed teenager who sat alone on the cobblestones in front o... Read more

The Half Has Never Been Told

Edward E. Baptist Author
Ron Butler Narrator
(2014)

English

In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Edward E. Baptist reveals the alarming extent to which slavery shaped our country politically, morally, and most of all, economically. Until the Civil War... Read more

Half the Sky

Nicholas D. Kristof Author
Sheryl Wudunn Author
(2009)

English

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.With Pulitze... Read more

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood Author
(1986)

English

Before The Testaments, there was The Handmaid's Tale: an instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction" (New York Times).The Handmai... Read more

The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic...

Margaret Atwood Author
Renee Nault Illustrator
(2019)

English

The stunning graphic novel adaptationA must-read and collector's item for fans of "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction" (New York Times). Look for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handm... Read more

Harriet Tubman

Activist (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2015)

English

Harriet Tubman is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to dec... Read more

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

David Treuer Author
(2019)

English

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDLONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCEA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washingto... Read more

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

David Treuer Author
Tanis Parenteau Narrator
(2019)

English

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDLONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCEA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washingto... Read more

Helen Keller

Women of Our Time (Series)

Kathleen V. Kudlinski Author
Donna Diamond Illustrator
(1991)

English

"Forget that I am deaf and blind and think of me as an ordinary woman," wrote Helen Keller—but she was anything but ordinary.When Helen was growing up, there were no facilities to help handic... Read more

Helen Keller

Graphic Biographies (Series)

Cynthia Martin Illustrator
Keith Tucker Illustrator
(2020)

English

A biography telling the life of Hellen Keller, a blind and deaf women who became an author and advocate for the blind. Written in graphic-novel format. Read more

Hidden Girl

Shyima Hall Author
Lisa Wysocky Author
(2014)

English

Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. Shyima then moved two hours away to Egypt'... Read more

Home of the Brave

Katherine Applegate Author
Dominic Hoffman Narrator
(2007)

English

Kek comes from Africa. In America, he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter&#... Read more

Hoodoo

Ronald L. Smith Author
(2015)

English

"I loved this book. Told by a narrator you won't soon forget, it is filled with myth and legend, danger and bravery. Hoodoo is pure folk magic."—Keith Donohue, New York Times bestselling auth... Read more

How I Resist

Maureen Johnson Author
Maureen Johnson Narrator
(2018)

English

This audiobook presents an all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA author Maureen Johnson.Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a differenc... Read more

How I Shed My Skin

Jim Grimsley Author
Henry Leyva Narrator
(2015)

English

In August of 1966, Jim Grimsley entered the sixth grade in the same public school he had attended for the five previous years, in his small eastern North Carolina hometown. But he knew that the fir... Read more

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

Bari Weiss Author
(2019)

English

The prescient New York Times writer delivers an urgent wake-up call to all Americans exposing the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in this country—and explains what we can do to defeat it. "Stu... Read more

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

Bari Weiss Author
Bari Weiss Narrator
(2019)

English

The prescient New York Times writer delivers an urgent wake-up call to all Americans exposing the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in this country—and explains what we can do to defeat it. "Stu... Read more

Hunger of Memory

Richard Rodriguez Author
(2004)

English

Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in th... Read more

I am Gandhi

Ordinary People Change the World (Series)

Brad Meltzer Author
Christopher Eliopoulos Author
(2017)

English

Gandhi's peaceful revolution is the focus of this picture book, part of the inspiring New York Times bestselling biography series about heroes. As a young man in India, Gandhi saw firsthand how peo... Read more

I am Gandhi

Ordinary People Change the World (Series)

Brad Meltzer Author
(2018)

English

Twenty-five exceptional comic book creators join forces to share the heroic story of Gandhi in this inspiring graphic novel biography.As a young man in India, Gandhi saw firsthand how people were t... Read more

I am Helen Keller

Ordinary People Change the World (Series)

Brad Meltzer Author
Christopher Eliopoulos Illustrator
(2015)

English

We can all be heroes. That's the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad MeltzerWhen Helen Keller was very young, she got a... Read more

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai Author
Patricia McCormick Contributor
(2014)

English

I Am Malala is the memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautif... Read more

I Am Susan B. Anthony

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (Series)

Nancy Parent Author
(2020)

English

An 8x8 based on an episode from the PBS KIDS animated television series Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum starring Susan B. Anthony.Based on the children's book series Ordinary People Change the ... Read more

I Will Never See the World Again

Ahmet Altan Author
Yasemin Congar Translator
(2019)

English

A resilient Turkish writer's inspiring account of his imprisonment that provides crucial insight into political censorship amidst the global rise of authoritarianism.The destiny I put down in my no... Read more

Ida Wells

Freedom's Promise Set 2 (Series)

Duchess Harris Author
Samantha S. Bell Author
(2019)

English

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, thousands of African Americans were lynched in the United States. Journalist and activist Ida Wells documented these lynchings. Her work brought attention to raci... Read more

If You Come Softly

Jacqueline Woodson Author
(2006)

English

A lyrical story of star-crossed love perfect for readers of The Hate U Give, by National Ambassador for Children's Literature Jacqueline WoodsonJeremiah feels good inside his own skin. That is, whe... Read more

Illegal

Eoin Colfer Author
Andrew Donkin Author
(2018)

English

A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants.Eb... Read more

Illegal

Eoin Colfer Author
An Ensemble Cast Narrator
(2018)

English

Ebo's sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows that, to see them again, he must follow in their footsteps and make the hazardous voyage from Ghana to a safe haven ... Read more

Imaginary Borders

Pocket Change Collective (Series)

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Author
Ashley Lukashevsky Illustrator
(2020)

English

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us."It won't take you long to read this book, ... Read more

Imaginary Borders

Pocket Change Collective (Series)

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Author
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Narrator
(2020)

English

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us."It won't take you long to read this book, ... Read more

In Pursuit of Love

Rebecca Bender Author
(2020)

English

Through her own gripping story of escape from human trafficking, Rebecca Bender teaches us what trafficking in America looks like - and what we can do about it - as she reveals the light of God in ... Read more

In Pursuit of Love

Rebecca Bender Author
Rebecca Bender Narrator
(2020)

English

Through her own gripping story of escape from human trafficking, Rebecca Bender teaches us what trafficking in America looks like - and what we can do about it - as she reveals the light of God in ... Read more

Invisible Women

Caroline Criado Perez Author
(2019)

English

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because s... Read more

Irena Sendler

People You Should Know (Series)

Judy Greenspan Author
(2019)

English

Irena Sendler was a social worker who wanted to help people. World War II left many vulnerable. Irena helped them get medical care and necessities to live. Then she took the greatest risk. Learn mo... Read more

Jane Goodall

Activist (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2015)

English

Jane Goodall is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to decod... Read more

Jars of Hope

Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture (Series)

Jennifer Roy Author
Megan Owenson Illustrator
(2015)

English

Amid the horrors of World War II, Irena Sendler was an unlikely and unsung hero. While many people lived in fear of the Nazis, Irena defied them, even though it could have meant her life. This grip... Read more

Jean Vanier

Activist (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2015)

English

Jean Vanier is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to decode... Read more

Jefferson's Sons

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Author
Adenrele Ojo Narrator
(2011)

English

What does it mean when the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is your father and also your slave master? Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children, but their m... Read more

June Callwood

Activist (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2015)

English

June Callwood is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to deco... Read more

Kid Activists

Kid Legends (Series)

Robin Stevenson Author
Pete Cross Narrator
(2020)

English

Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases, they were kids when their activism began! But even the world's greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problem... Read more

The Land

Logan Family (Series)

Mildred D. Taylor Author
(2001)

English

The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. His white father has acknowledged him and raised him openly-something unusual in post-Civil... Read more

The League of Wives

Heath Hardage Lee Author
Heath Hardage Lee Narrator
(2019)

English

"Listeners are transported back to the 1960s by Heath Hardage Lee and her painstaking research... Her fascination with her subjects is infectious. Listeners who are fans of history will find much t... Read more

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit

Eleanor Fitzsimons Author
(2019)

English

The first major biography of the trailblazing and controversial children's author E. Nesbit Edith Nesbit (1858–1924) is considered the first modern writer for children and the inventor of the... Read more

Madam C. J. Walker

Inspiring Stories (Series)

Darlene R. Stille Author
(2016)

English

Madam C.J. Walker worked hard her entire life. The nationally known business leader gave generously of her time and money to further the cause of civil rights. She brought hope and optimism to Afri... Read more

Mahatma Gandhi

Activist (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2015)

English

Mahatma Gandhi is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to dec... Read more

Malala

Biographies (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2017)

English

Malala is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to decode. Thi... Read more

Malala

Step into Reading (Series)

Shana Corey Author
Elizabeth Sayles Illustrator
(2016)

English

This Step 4 Biography Reader shares the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Even as a young girl in Pakistan, Malala spoke up about the importance ... Read more

Malala

Malala Yousafzai Author
Neela Vaswani Narrator
(2018)

English

A memoir by the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."When the Taliban took control of the Swa... Read more

Malala Yousafzai

Amazing Young People (Series)

Martha London Author
(2019)

English

Get to know the life and legacy of Malala Yousafzai. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text give early readers an engaging and age-appropriate look at her incredible effort to support girls' educa... Read more

Malala Yousafzai (The First...

First Names (Series)

Lisa Williamson Author
Mike Smith Illustrator
(2020)

English

Meet the young activist who stood up for her rights—and changed millions of lives Before Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997) became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, she was a girl fighting for her ... Read more

Malala Yousafzai

Gateway Biographies (Series)

Matt Doeden Author
(2014)

English

On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai was on her way home from school in Swat Valley, Pakistan, when she was shot in the head by members of the Taliban. Though she was only fifteen years old, the Ta... Read more

Manifesto for a Moral Revolution

Jacqueline Novogratz Author
Jacqueline Novogratz Narrator
(2020)

English

"An instant classic." —Arianna Huffington"Will inspire people from across the political spectrum." —Jonathan HaidtAn essential shortlist of leadership ideas for everyone who wants to do... Read more

Marley Dias

Influential People (Series)

Jenny Benjamin Author
(2020)

English

As a sixth-grader, Marley Dias started a campaign to help make sure girls of all races have access to books that feature main characters who look like them. She also went on to write a book of her ... Read more

Martin Luther King Jr.

Activist (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2015)

English

Martin Luther King Jr. is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words eas... Read more

Martin Luther King Jr.

Gateway Biographies (Series)

Jon M. Fishman Author
(2019)

English

Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential and inspiring leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. His life, work, and death are brought to life for readers like never before. Read more

Mercy

Nancy Furstinger Author
(2016)

English

19th century animal rights pioneer Henry Bergh comes to life in this illustrated biography for young readers. Henry Bergh didn't seem like the kind of man who would speak up for animals. He'd never... Read more

Miracle's Boys

Jacqueline Woodson Author
(2006)

English

From a three-time Newbery Honor author, a novel that was awarded the 2001 Coretta Scott King award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize For Lafayette and his brothers, the challenges of growing up ... Read more

Mirandy and Brother Wind

Patricia McKissack Author
Jerry Pinkney Illustrator
(2013)

English

Illus. in full color."Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace,... Read more

Miss Paul and the President

Dean Robbins Author
Nancy Zhang Illustrator
(2016)

English

"Robbins makes clear for a quite young audience through both main narration and endnote that there were very specific obstacles that had to be overcome to extend the vote to women, and winning the ... Read more

Mother Jones and Her Army of...

Jonah Winter Author
Nancy Carpenter Illustrator
(2020)

English

A stunning picture book about Mary "Mother" Jones and the 100 children who marched from Philadelphia to New York in a fiery protest against child labor. Here's the inspiring story of the woman who ... Read more

Mother Teresa

Activist (Series)

Terry Barber Author
(2015)

English

Mother Teresa is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to deco... Read more

Narrative of the Life of...

Frederick Douglass Author
Jonathan Reese Narrator
(2009)

English

Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. For a slave, it was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments o... Read more

Nelson Mandela

Step into Reading (Series)

Suzy Capozzi Author
Nicole Tadgell Illustrator
(2016)

English

This Step 4 leveled reader about Nelson Mandela, the Nobel Prize–winning activist for racial equality in South Africa, is as spellbinding a biography as you can find. His journey from student... Read more

Never Again

Gateway Biographies (Series)

Eric Braun Author
(2019)

English

This biography of a movement and the teen activists behind it delves into the quest for gun safety legislation in light of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, F... Read more

Nevertheless, We Persisted

Amy Klobuchar Author of introduction, etc.
In This Together Media Editor
(2018)

English

A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azur... Read more

The New Queer Conscience

Pocket Change Collective (Series)

Adam Eli Author
Ashley Lukashevsky Illustrator
(2020)

English

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "The new manifesto for how we as queer peo... Read more

The New Queer Conscience

Pocket Change Collective (Series)

Adam Eli Author
Adam Eli Narrator
(2020)

English

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "The new manifesto for how we as queer peo... Read more

No Future Without Forgiveness

Desmond Tutu Author
(2009)

English

The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposi... Read more

No More Excuses

Amber J. Keyser Author
(2019)

English

Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape cultu... Read more

Nonviolence

Mark Kurlansky Author
Dalai Lama Author of introduction, etc.
(2009)

English

In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere sta... Read more

Of Thee I Sing

Barack Obama Author
Loren Long Illustrator
(2010)

English

Former president Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this picture book illustrated by the award-winning Loren Long (Otis) that's made to be treasured! In this ten... Read more

Our House Is on Fire

Greta Thunberg Author
Svante Thunberg Author
(2020)

English

"A must-read ecological message of hope . . . Everyone with an interest in the future of this planet should read this book." —David Mitchell, The GuardianWhen climate activist Greta Thunberg ... Read more

Our House Is on Fire

Greta Thunberg Author
Svante Thunberg Author
(2020)

English

"A must-read ecological message of hope . . . Everyone with an interest in the future of this planet should read this book." —David Mitchell, The GuardianWhen climate activist Greta Thunberg ... Read more

Outcasts United

Warren St. John Author
(2012)

English

A moving account of how a soccer team made up of diverse refugees inspired an entire community here in the United States. Based on the adult bestseller, Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refuge... Read more

Parkland Speaks

Sarah Lerner Editor
(2019)

English

Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy, this is a raw look at the lives of these teens and a poignant representation of grief, healing, and hope.The students of Marjory... Read more

Passing

Nella Larsen Author
Robin Miles Narrator
(2011)

English

First published in 1929, Passing is a remarkable exploration of the shifting racial and sexual boundaries in America. Larsen, a premier writer of the Harlem Renaissance, captures the rewards and da... Read more

Patron Saints of Nothing

Randy Ribay Author
(2019)

English

"Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heartbreaking and soul-healing." —Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT "A singular voice in the world of literature." —Jason Reynolds, author of Lo... Read more

Patron Saints of Nothing

Randy Ribay Author
Ramón de Ocampo Narrator
(2019)

English

"Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heartbreaking and soul-healing." —Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT "A singular voice in the world of literature." —Jason Reynolds, author of Lo... Read more

Peace, Locomotion

Locomotion (Series)

Book 2

Jacqueline Woodson Author
(2009)

English

The stunning companion to the National Book Award finalist—from a three-time Newbery Honor winning author Twelve-year-old Lonnie is finally feeling at home with his foster family. But becaus... Read more

The People Could Fly

Virginia Hamilton Author
Leo Dillon Illustrator
(2015)

English

“THE PEOPLE COULD FLY,” the title story in Virginia Hamilton’s prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic wo... Read more

The Pink Hat

Andrew Joyner Author
(2017)

English

Celebrate the 2017 and 2018 Women's Marches with this charming and empowering picture book about a pink hat and the budding feminist who finds it. "This simple and cheerful tale suggests, with not ... Read more

A Poem for Peter

Andrea Davis Pinkney Author
Steve Johnson Illustrator
(2016)

English

A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day.The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.... Read more

The Poison Squad

Deborah Blum Author
(2018)

English

From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr. Harve... Read more

The Poison Squad

Deborah Blum Author
Kirsten Potter Narrator
(2018)

English

From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr. Harve... Read more

Police Brutality, Misconduct,...

SpringerBriefs in Criminology (Series)

James F. Albrecht Author
(2017)

English

This Brief proposes a criminological typology for understanding and addressing police misconduct. Through examination of each major type of police misconduct, the author proposes future research di... Read more

The Pox Party

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation (Series)

M.T. Anderson Author
Peter Francis James Narrator
(2007)

English

He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the best of classical educations. Raised by a mysterious group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother–a p... Read more

The Price for Their Pound of...

Daina Ramey Berry Author
Robin Eller Narrator
(2017)

English

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives-including preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, ad... Read more

Pride

Rob Sanders Author
Steven Salerno Illustrator
(2018)

English

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Pride Flag with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history!In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers... Read more

Putting Peace First

Eric David Dawson Author
(2018)

English

Young people are hungry to change the world, but often aren't given the chance. This book empowers them to make change happen.When he was just eighteen, Eric David Dawson co-founded the non-profit ... Read more

Rad American History A-Z

Rad Women (Series)

Kate Schatz Author
Miriam Klein Stahl Illustrator
(2020)

English

From the New York Times bestselling team behind Rad American Women A-Z comes an illustrated collection of radical and transformative political, social, and cultural movements in American history."A... Read more

Rad Women Worldwide

Rad Women (Series)

Kate Schatz Author
Miriam Klein Stahl Illustrator
(2016)

English

Educational and inspirational, this New York Times bestseller from the authors of Rad American Women A-Z, is a bold, illustrated collection of 40 biographical profiles showcasing extraordinary wome... Read more

Radical Hope

Carolina De Robertis Editor
(2017)

English

Radical Hope is a collection of letters—to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged—written by awar... Read more

Reach for the Skai

Skai Jackson Author
Skai Jackson Narrator
(2019)

English

Actress, activist, and now Danicing with the Stars competitor Skai Jackson shares her lessons on life and her rise to stardom in this vibrant memoir about self-acceptance, girl empowerment, and the... Read more

Real Queer America

Samantha Allen Narrator
Samantha Allen Author
(2019)

English

LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALISTA transgender reporter's "powerful, profoundly moving" narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states (New York Times Boo... Read more

Reconstruction

Eric Foner Author
Norman Dietz Narrator
(1998)

English

The period following the Civil War was one of the most controversial eras in American history. This comprehensive account of the period captures the drama of those turbulent years that played such ... Read more

Red Bird Sings

Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades (Series)

Q. L. Pearce Author
Gina Capaldi Author
(2014)

English

"I remember the day I lost my spirit." So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota, Zitkal... Read more

Rise of the Warrior Cop

Radley Balko Author
William Hughes Narrator
(2013)

English

The American approach to law enforcement was forged by the experience of revolution. Emerging as they did from the shadow of British rule, the country's founders would likely have viewed police as ... Read more

Rising Out of Hatred

Eli Saslow Author
(2018)

English

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mindDerek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. His father found... Read more

Rising Out of Hatred

Eli Saslow Author
Scott Brick Narrator
(2018)

English

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a powerful account of one young man's journey from white supremacist hero to apostle of toleranceDerek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. H... Read more

Rockin' the Boat

Jeff Fleischer Author
(2014)

English

We love to root for the underdog, and when it comes to underdogs, few are more impressive than the world's great revolutionaries.After all, it's pretty hard to find a more powerful opponent than th... Read more

Ruby Bridges

Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books TM) (Series)

Jeri Cipriano Author
Scott R. Brooks Illustrator
(2020)

English

Ruby Bridges just wanted to go to a good school. She did not ask to be a hero, but she knew how to be strong. Her bravery made it possible for classrooms today to be safe places for children of all... Read more

Rules for Radicals

Saul Alinsky Author
(2010)

English

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know "the difference between being a realistic r... Read more

Runaway Girl

Carissa Phelps Author
Larkin Warren Contributor
(2012)

English

"Riveting . . . A genuinely important book that casts the problem of sex trafficking in America into stunning, heartbreaking relief." (Kirkus Reviews) A School Library Journal Best Adult Book for ... Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jonah Winter Author
Stacy Innerst Illustrator
(2017)

English

To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s, Ginsburg was discoura... Read more

Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody

James H. Cone Author
Bill Andrew Quinn Narrator
(2019)

English

James H. Cone is widely recognized as the founder of Black Liberation Theology-a synthesis of the Gospel message embodied by Martin Luther King, Jr., and the spirit of Black pride embodied by Malco... Read more

Science Educator and Advocate...

STEM Trailblazer Bios (Series)

Heather E. Schwartz Author
Book Buddy Digital Media Narrator
(2018)

English

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Do you think science is fun and exciting? Bill Nye does. In fact, he wanted to ... Read more

Selected Poems of Langston...

Langston Hughes Author
(2011)

English

With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America. The poems Hughes wrote celebra... Read more

A Short History of...

Eric Foner Author
Paul Heitsch Narrator
(2017)

English

In this updated edition of Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed.Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans-black and white-responded to the unprec... Read more

Sissy

Jacob Tobia Author
(2019)

English

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER"Transformative ... If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." —The New York Times Book ReviewA heart-wrenc... Read more

Sissy

Jacob Tobia Author
Jacob Tobia Narrator
(2019)

English

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER"Transformative ... If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." —The New York Times Book ReviewA heart-wrenc... Read more

Sisters and Rebels

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Author
Karen White Narrator
(2019)

English

Descendants of a prominent slaveholding family, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy. But while Elizabeth remained a lifelong believer, her younger sister... Read more

The Skin I'm In

Sharon Flake Author
Sisi Aisha Johnson Narrator
(2008)

English

Award-winning author Sharon G. Flake crafts a remarkable story of one girl's struggle to accept herself. Maleeka Madison is a dark-skinned African-American girl. She feels uncomfortable and wishes ... Read more

Soldier for Equality

Duncan Tonatiuh Author
David DeSantos Narrator
(2019)

English

Follow the life of Luz, a Mexican-American war hero who fought for equality and created the oldest Latino civil-rights organization in the United States. Read more

Soldier for Equality

Duncan Tonatiuh Author
(2019)

English

Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life the story of a Mexican-American war heroJosé de la Luz Sáenz (1888–1953)—or Luz—believed in fighting for what was... Read more

Somebody Somewhere

Donna Williams Author
(2015)

English

In the acclaimed sequel to Nobody Nowhere--in which Donna Williams gives readers a guided tour of life with autism--Williams explores the four years since her diagnosis and her attempts to leave he... Read more

The Soul of America

Jon Meacham Author
(2018)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our his... Read more