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SWOOSH!

swoosh illustration
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.
Grade Level
Ann Malaspina
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Multimedia

Family Restaurant

In this film, the debates surrounding same-sex marriage are illustrated when a ketchup bottle wants to be with a mustard bottle. Picky, the toothpick dispenser, resists such an idea because it flies in the face of tradition.
Grade Level
Andrea James
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Freedom Riders

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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.
Grade Level
Rhonda Brownstein
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

The Emerald Lizard: A Guatemalan Tale of Helping Others

A bright green lizard with a long, swirly tail and green spots.
Brother Pedro meets Juan on a dusty road and sees that the man is very troubled. The priest helps Juan secure medicine for his sick wife. After many years, a prosperous and happy Juan returns to Brother Pedro to help him, yet it is Pedro who shows Juan another miracle.
Grade Level
Pleasant L. DeSpain
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Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Peace Begins With You

Katherine Scholes begins this informative piece by describing the multi-facted nature of the word "peace" and what it can mean to different people at different times. Then she provides concrete ways that each of us can be a peacemaker.
Grade Level
Katherine Scholes
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain