Lizzie and her brother Paul attend a new school built for freed slaves.
|Karr||Mama Went to Jail for the Vote|
Susan Elizabeth's mother pickets the White House for the right to vote.
|Rosen||This Is Our House|
A boy rejects others until there is no one left for him.
Grace and her family attempt to flee slavery via the Underground Railroad. But first, they have to make it through the Dismal Swamp.
|Hoban||The Mouse and His Child|
Two mice overcome an evil, oppressive rat in the junkyard.
|Taylor||Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry|
This novel is first in a series depicting an African-American family's survival in the face of bigotry in Mississippi during the early twentieth century.
|Bandy||Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box |
Michael watches his grandfather leave the farm for a day to take his rightful place as a voter.
|J Illus Bandy|
During World War II, a young German girl's curiosity leads to a terrible discovery.
|J Illus. Innocente|
|Smith||Half Spoon of Rice: A Survival Story of the Cambodian Genocide|
Nine-year-old Nat and his family endure the Cambodian genocide.
|J Illus. Smith|
|Free: Stories About Human Rights|
An anthology of fourteen stories by young adult authors from around the world, on themes including asylum, law, education, and faith.
|Alvarez||Before We Were Free|
Describes life in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s.
|Y Alvarez pb|
Twelve-year-old Anna helps rescue a girl being held against her will.
|Choi||Year of Impossible Goodbyes|
A young Korean girl survives the oppressive Japanese and Russian occupation of North Korea and later escapes to freedom.
|Draper||Stella by Starlight|
When the Klan causes panic and fear in her small town, Stella must find the strength to demand change.
In this first book in a series, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so she can elude the Taliban and provide for her family.
|Farmer||House of the Scorpion|
Matt discovers he is a clone, bred to supply body parts for his "Patron."
|Naidoo||The Other Side of Truth|
Smuggled out of Nigeria, Sade and her brother try to make a new life.
Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen works as a domestic servant and then as a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s.
Because they are Japanese American, Manami, her parents, and Grandfather are sent to an ugly, dreary internment camp in the desert.
|Sheth||Boys Without Names|
Imprisoned in a sweatshop, Gopal must find a way to freedom.
Rejected for being albino, Habo must find a way to survive and also to love himself.
After Koly is widowed at age thirteen and abandoned by her mother-in-law in a strange Indian city, she must find a way to survive on her own.
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