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SAMURAI RISING: THE EPIC LIFE OF MINAMOTO YOSHITSUNE

Samurai Rising
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Turner
Author's First Name: 
Pamela S.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Gareth
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hinds
Publisher: 
Charlesbridge
Publication Date: 
2016

 Details of the time and culture, along with powerful illustrations, add to the value of this account of the life of one of Japan's most powerful figures and the world in which he tried to establish his birthright. End notes increase our understanding of a world that was brutal and unforgiving.

STONEWALL: BREAKING OUT IN THE FIGHT FOR GAY RIGHTS [AUDIOBOOK]

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bausum
Author's First Name: 
Ann
Narrator's First Name: 
Tim
Narrator's Last Name: 
Federle
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 In June 1969 the Stonewall bar in New York’s Greenwich Village was once again targeted by the police in an effort to harass the LGBT community. The ensuing riots marked the beginning of the coordinated push for LGBT rights. Federle’s narration brings alive the zeitgeist of the era masterfully.

CAPITAL DAYS: MICHAEL SHINER'S JOURNAL AND THE GROWTH OF OUR NATION'S CAPITAL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bolden
Author's First Name: 
Tonya
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Month: 
January
Publication Date: 
2015

 In the 1800's shipbuilder and slave Michael Shiner bought his freedom and educated himself. His journal gives us a unique perspective of Washington, D.C.'s history to 1880 and gives readers a view of the events and attitudes of the times.

WHY'D THEY WEAR THAT? FASHION AS THE MIRROR OF HISTORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Albee
Author's First Name: 
Sarah
Publisher: 
National Geographic
Publication Date: 
2015

 Albee’s chronological history of fashion covers several thousand years as well as cultures and civilizations around the world to show how clothing, armor and footwear reflect not only fashion but the economic and political circumstances of the wearers.

WHALE TRAILS: BEFORE AND NOW

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Clline-Ransome
Author's First Name: 
Lesa
Illustrator's First Name: 
G. Brian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Karas
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 A young girl of color, the first mate on her family’s sightseeing boat, explains the exciting and diverse history of human pursuit of whales—hunting in the past and watching in the present. Includes plenty of facts and detailed drawings.

CAMINAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Skila
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2014

Carlos, a young boy in Guatemala, follows his mama’s orders and hides in the trees when soldiers tear his world apart. Carlos fights to survive in the forest amidst soldiers and rebels and struggles to become a man in this historical fiction told in verse.

IMPRISONED: THE BETRAYAL OF JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II

Imprisoned
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sandler
Author's First Name: 
Martin W.
Publisher: 
Walker
Publication Date: 
2013

Photographs and first-person accounts accompany this compelling narrative about the unjust internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Additional stories depict the ways Japanese Americans helped win the war and the enduring effects of internment on contemporary society.

 

WHEN THE BEAT WAS BORN: DJ KOOL HERC AND THE CREATION OF HIP HOP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hill
Author's First Name: 
Laban Carrick
Illustrator's First Name: 
Theodore
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Taylor III
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2013

Bright, stylized illustrations show young Jamaican Clive’s passion for music. He moved to New York’s Bronx and transformed into DJ Kool Herc by using two turntables to play hip-hop breaks for adoring street dancers, thereby creating a new American music form.

ORANI: MY FATHER'S VILLAGE

Village houses and street
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nivola
Author's First Name: 
Claire A.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Claire A.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Nivola
Publisher: 
Frances Foster
Publication Date: 
2011

HOW THEY CROAKED: THE AWFUL ENDS OF THE AWFULLY FAMOUS

Croaked cover
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bragg
Author's First Name: 
Georgia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kevin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
O'Malley
Publisher: 
Walker
Publication Date: 
2011
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