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Singing for equality

musicians of the Civil Rights era
Looks at how the music of Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers, Nina Simone, Sam Cook, and James Brown influenced the Civil Rights Movement.

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"Summer has come to Atlantic City but the boardwalk is empty of tourists, the casino lights have dimmed, and two Jane Does are laid out in the marshland behind the Sunset Motel, just west of town. Only one person even knows they're there. Meanwhile, Clara, a young boardwalk psychic, struggles to attract clients for the tarot readings that pay her rent. When she begins to experience very real and disturbing visions, she suspects they could be related to the recent cases of women gone missing in town. When Clara meets Lily, an ex-Soho art gallery girl who is working at a desolate casino spa and reeling from a personal tragedy, she thinks Lily may be able to help her. But Lily has her own demons to face. If they can put the pieces together in time, they may save another lost girl--so long as their efforts don't attract perilous attention first"--Provided by publisher.

A marvelous life

the amazing story of Stan Lee
A biography of comic book creator, Stan Lee, who co-created some well-known comic superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers.

Empire of pain

the secret history of the Sackler dynasty
Presents a portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, who built their fortune on the sale of Valium and later sponsored the creation and marketing of one of the most commonly prescribed and addictive painkillers of the opioid crisis.

Changing laws

politics of the Civil rights era
"Explores the key legislative and judicial victories of the civil rights era spanning from 1954 to the early 1970s, including Brown v. the Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Hands-on projects and research activities alongside . . . questions, links to online resources, and text-to-world connections promote an . . . understanding of history and offer opportunities for social-emotional learning"--OCLC.

Boycotts, strikes, and marches

protests of the Civil Rights era
Looks at five different marches, protests, and boycotts of the Civil Rights era.

Sitting in, standing up

leaders of the Civil Rights era
". . . tells the story of one of the most tumultuous and important eras in American history through the lives of five major figures of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Thurgood Marshall, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, and John Lewis. Hands-on activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources encourage readers ages 12 to 15 to explore how the work of these people sparked the passion of a nation and helped change the tide of social injustice in a way that reverberates to this day"--Provided by publisher.

What are my rights?

Q&A about teens and the law
Examines the rights granted to teenagers in the United States, discussing answers to more than one hundred legal questions regarding family, the Internet, education, and other related topics, and describing the relationship between teens and the legal system.

The hour of fate

Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. MOrgan, and the battle to transform American capitalism
"Tells the story of J. P. Morgan, a banker, and Theodore Roosevelt, the president, who were thrown together in the crucible of national emergency even as they fought in court. The outcome of the coal miners strike and the antitrust casewould change the course of history"--Adapted from dust jacket.

The space barons

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos
The author shares four entrepreneurs' stories and their quest to industrialize space travel and end the government'smonopoly on the cosmos.


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