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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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Subject
Civics
Economics
Social Justice Domain
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Visual

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.
by
Jonathan Bachman
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Brothers In Hope: The Story of The Lost Boys of Sudan

In this excerpt, Garang tells his story of how he became a lost boy when war destroyed his village. Walking with thousands of other orphaned boys, Garang travels thousands of dangerous miles from southern Sudan to a refugee camp in Ethiopia.
by
Mary Williams and R. Gregory Christie (illustrator)
Grade Level
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

Antonio's Card/La tarjeta de Antonio

In this story, Antonio learns that words have power, and that can be both a good and bad thing. As Mother’s Day approaches he must decide how to show his love for his mother and her partner and whether he wants that declaration to be public.
by
Rigoberto González and Cecilia Concepción Álvarez
Grade Level
K-2
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Literature

My Name was Hussein

Hussein, the narrator of My Name Was Hussein, lives in Bulgaria. His Muslim family takes great pride in their religion and traditions. But soldiers soon arrive in their village and force all of the Muslims to adopt Christian names, thereby inhibiting their freedom and identities.
by
Hristo Kyuchukov
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain