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SWOOSH!

In this story, Hani faces the decision of removing her hijab in order to play in a basketball tournament or sitting on the bench and watching the game. With the support of her teammates, she stands up to injustice and makes an important decision.
by
Ann Malaspina
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

The Silencing of Mary Dyer

In this chapter, Carnes details oppression experienced by the early New England colonists. In particular, he chronicles Mary Dyer’s path from a once uncomfortably conforming Puritan to an outspoken Quaker unshaken by threats, banishment and even death.
by
Jim Carnes
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Literature

(A)wake

In this poem, the speaker traces the senseless killings taking place abroad and at home, with a particular focus on the African-American community. The speaker also calls communities to action to "grow our hope and heal our hearts" in order to live together in peace.
by
Jessica Kobe
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Multimedia

When Loud Music Turned Deadly

This op-doc about the murder of Jordan Davis is compiled from home videos, interviews with Davis’ father and footage of Michael Dunn, the man who murdered Davis. The video includes Davis’ father speaking about his young son, as well as Dunn describing the events leading up to the murder.
by
Orlando Bagwell and Marc Silver
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Muslim Girls Design Their Own Culturally Appropriate Basketball Uniforms

This article details the experiences of members of a middle-school girls’ basketball team who were torn between playing a sport they loved and wearing culturally and religiously appropriate clothing.
by
Joseph Erbentraut
Grade Level
6-8