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From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry
by Paula Yoo

Killing of Vincent Chin and the trial that galvanized the Asian American movement. Ages 14-18

Living Beyond Borders
Living Beyond Borders
by Margarita Longoria

An anthology of short stories, essays, poetry, and comics about the Mexican American experience. Ages 12-14

Revolution in Our Time
Revolution in Our Time
by Kekla Magoon

The Black Panther Party's promise to the people. Ages 12-14.

A Snake Falls to Earth
A Snake Falls to Earth
by Darcie Little Badger

Two richly constructed worlds using a style that evokes the timeless feeling of listening to traditional oral storytelling. A coming-of-age story that beautifully combines tradition and technology for modern audiences. Ages 12-14

Everything Within and In Between
Everything Within and In Between
by Nikki Barthelmess

Forbidden by her strict Mexican grandma to learn Spanish, Ri Fernâandez decides to find her mother in an effort to understand her mixed heritage, but nothing goes as planned, forcing Ri to define who she really is. Age 12-14

Rain is Not My Indian Name
Rain is Not My Indian Name
by Smith, Cynthia Leitich

Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp. Ages 12+

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Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson
by Martin B. Duberman

The life and legacy of vocal artist and civil rights icon Paul Robeson-one of the most important public figures in the twentieth century. Ages 12+

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We are Not Broken
We are Not Broken
by George M. Johnson

This is a memoir of George's boyhood in New Jersey, growing up with their brother and two cousins, all under the supervision of their larger-than-life grandmother. Ages 12+

The Key to You and Me
The Key to You and Me
by Jaye Robin Brown

Seventeen-year-old Piper, visiting her grandmother in small-town North Carolina after her girlfriend broke up with her, and local eighteen-year-old Kat, who is unsure of her sexual preference, help each other face their insecurities. Ages 15+

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses Kristen O’Neal
Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses Kristen O’Neal
by Kristen O’Neal

Forced to leave Stanford's pre-med program after contracting Lyme disease, Priya finds solace in an online chronic-illness support group. Ages 15+