Student Texts

Our searchable library of short texts offers a diverse mix of stories and perspectives. This multigenre, multimedia collection aligns with the Common Core's recommendations for text complexity and the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards.

Choose from informational and literary nonfiction texts, literature, photographs, political cartoons, interviews, infographics and more. You can also filter by text type, grade level, subject and topic.

“The leveled texts have really helped me engage students and introduce them to complex topics in a way they can understand.”

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597 Texts

Visual

Elders

These images were published in a pro-slavery book in 1915. The author published images of formerly enslaved people who continued to live with their enslavers after the Civil War to argue that they were loyal to their enslavers.
by
Various
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
Literature

Lost Friends

A young boy travels with his grandmother to place a “Lost Friends” ad searching for his uncle who was sold by his enslaver and separated from his family before the Civil War.
by
Jarah Botello
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain