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Gucci Mane

Looks at the live and career of American rapper and record executive, Gucci Mane.

Simone Biles

A biography of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

Satchel Paige

legendary pitcher
"Satchel Paige was a . . . popular pitcher whose career spanned nearly thirty seasons across numerous teams. When he joined the Cleveland Indians in 1948, he became the oldest major league rookie on a major league team, and he was the first Negro League player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Paige is often considered one of the most talented and entertaining pitchers of any race to have ever played baseball. This . . . narrative of both his successes and struggles introduces young readers to America's complicated racial and political landscape in the early twentieth century"--Amazon.

Judy Johnson

third baseman and manager
"Known as one of the best pinch-hitting third baseman to ever play the game, Judy Johnson played seventeen seasons of Negro league baseball before retiring in 1937. Johnson was known for his calm and professional demeanor on the field, and he also managed many of the teams he played for. After his retirement, he went on to become one of the first black men hired to a coaching position for a Major League Baseball team. This book chronicles the life of the sports hero while introducing readers to the difficulties of living in a time of segregation and political upheaval"--Amazon.

Resistance to slavery

from escape to everyday rebellion
"In addition to slave uprisings and escapes on the Underground Railroad, enslaved people also resisted their mistreatment through small acts in their everyday lives. Discover the many forms of resistance to slavery"--.

Al otro lado del oce?ano

"It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments--even the physical violence--she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she's built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her--they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds--and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down"--Amazon.com.


the movement to end slavery
"The abolitionist movement existed alongside slavery in the US from the beginning. Learn about the movement's history, prominent abolitionists, and how they used tactics from powerful rhetoric to direct, disruptive action to help end slavery"--.

The slave trade

black lives and the drive for profit
"Slavery grew in America with the enslavement of indigenous peoples and millions of Africans. Learn about the Middle Passage and how the slave trade operated and was brought to its end"--.

Jim Crow

segregation and the legacy of slavery
"Even after the institution of slavery became illegal, the legacy of slavery continued through injustices created by the Jim Crow laws. Learn more about these discriminatory laws that have shaped America's past and present"--Provided by publisher.


"Split between two periods in her life, 'Yasmeen' tells the story of an Iraqi girl's struggles to survive slavery in the ISIS terrorist regime in Mosul. In 2014, Yasmeen was a happy sixteen-year-old when she was captured by the ISIS invading army and is forced to find the courage within herself to endure slavery. Then, after surviving the horrific ordeal of two long years in captivity, she is freed but has become a different person. Unable to connect to the things that she once loved, she must endure a different kind of struggle as she tries to adjust to normal life with her family as refugees in a foreign country, America."--Back cover.


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