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Silver Candlesticks

After serving a 19-year sentence, Jean Valjean ends up on the Lord Bishop's doorstep, where he is offered a warm meal and bed to sleep in. Although he steals from the bishop, in the end, he earns redemption and a second chance thanks to the bishop's wise and caring ways.
Grade Level
6-8
Victor Hugo
Topic
Social Justice Domain
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Multimedia

My Identity

After growing up in foster care, Ashley, a young Native-American Caucasian woman, converts to Islam in hopes of finding structure in a life where it never existed. However, with that decision comes the risk of losing one of the few biological connections she still has.
Grade Level
Yasmin Mistry
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Hanan Ashrawi

Hanan Ashrawi, a principled political activist, seeks “genuine change and peace for both Palestinians and Israelis.”
Grade Level
Teaching Tolerance Staff
Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

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

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.
Grade Level
Orlando Bagwell and Marc Silver
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Prison Writings

Peltier
When Leonard Peltier thinks of the massacre at Wounded Knee, he hears the screams of women and children. Although the vehicle for killing has changed, Peltier explains how American Indians are still being killed off in the modern day.
Grade Level
Leonard Peltier
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain