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Gloria and Rosa Make Beautiful Music

Two friends who attend different schools in the same community learn that one of their schools has no instruments for their music program, while the other has multiple different kinds. They use their friendship and musical abilities to confront this inequity and try to bring about change.
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Cynthia Levinson
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Civics
Economics
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Iesha Evans

Protesting the death of Alton Sterling and the Baton Rough Police Department’s request for Black Lives Matter demonstrators to clear roadways, Iesha Evans stands in the middle of a street as two Louisiana state troopers, dressed in riot gear, approach to arrest her.
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Jonathan Bachman
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Civics
History
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Freedom Riders

The freedom riders, black and white, joined together to effect change. Traveling across the South while enduring ridicule and pain, they helped ensure that doors were open to all people, regardless of skin color.
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Rhonda Brownstein
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Civics
History
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Literature

Papalotzin and the Monarchs: A Bilingual Tale of Breaking Down Walls

When a wall is built between the Great North and the Great South, nothing can pass by it, not the clouds or the wind or even the monarch butterflies. When both sides begin to suffer, Papalotzin, Royal Butterfly, breaks down the Great Wall.
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Rigoberto González
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Civics
History
Economics
Geography
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