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Journey of a pioneer

Olivia Clark, a young girl who is moving with her family from Missouri to Oregon Territory during the middle of the nineteenth century, describes her five month journey traveling westward.

Buck Leonard

phenomenal first baseman
"Buck Leonard was a famous first baseman who played for one of the top teams in Negro League history, the Homestead Grays, for sixteen seasons, beginning in 1934. Leonard's skill led him to be known as the black Lou Gehrig, but he was not offered a Major League Baseball contract until 1952. He declined because he felt he was too old and might damage the image of black players in general if he were injured. Leonard's story illuminates the unique challenges Negro League players faced in a time of segregation and racism"--Amazon.

Cool Papa Bell

lightning-fast center fielder
"James Thomas 'Cool Papa' Bell (1903-1991) was a National Negro League all-star who was best known for his legendary speed. A center fielder, Bell's batting average was regularly over .4, and in one season he was said to have stolen 175 bases in just 200 games. Because of segregation, Bell was never able to play for a major league team, but he was considered by many to have been the fastest man in baseball's history. His story illuminates the financial and social struggles black players faced during a time of racial and political upheaval in America"--Provided by publisher.

Civil rights movement

Presents information on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States between 1954 and 1968, focusing on events and figures from African American history. Includes audio, videos, activities, weblinks, slideshows, transparencies, maps, quizzes, and supplementary resources.

La WNBA

"Learn all about the Women's National Basketball Association. Discover fascinating facts, from record-breaking stars to winning teams and important positions"--Provided by publisher.

What is Lego?

Find out how these fun, stackable blocks became the most popular toys in the world.

What is Black Lives Matter?

"Tells the history of a political and social movement that advocates for non-violent civil disobedience and protests against incidents of police brutality--and all racially motivated violence--against Black people"--Provided by publisher.

La NBA

"Learn all about the National Basketball Association. Discover fascinating facts, from record-breaking stars to winning teams and important positions"--Provided by publisher.

La MLB

"Learn all about Major League Baseball. Discover fascinating facts, from record-breaking stars to winning teams and important positions"--Provided by publisher.

Reparations for slavery

"This book explores the issue of whether the government should pay reparations for slavery. It examines what those reparations might look like, and how they might change the lives of eligible Black Americans" -- Back cover.

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