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Social Justice Literature for Youth

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley, and PJ Loughran

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes--now in paperback will an all-new discussion guide. As the youngest marcher in…

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Lewis "Shoe" Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the…

The Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel by Drew Hayden Taylor, Gabrielle Grimard and Michael Wyatt

A novel for young readers. The novel lives up to its subtitle, delivering shivers and chills in an Anishinabe setting. The protagonists are Tiffany Hunter,…

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

The Voting Booth, a novel for ages 12+, lives up to its dedication to Fannie Lou Hamer. Two storylines sweep readers along — one about…

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III and Jim Yellowhawk

Jimmy McClean is a Lakota boy—though you would not guess it by his name: his father is a white man and his mother is Lakota.…

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

This National Book Award finalist by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Louise Erdrich is the first installment in an essential nine-book series chronicling 100 years in the…