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June/July 2022

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Social Justice Reading for Young People G E T Y O U R students inspired! A few suggestions from that have published thus far in 2022: Still Dreaming / Seguimos Soñando, by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez, Magdalena Mora (illustrator), Luis Humberto Crosthwaite (translator). During the Mexican Repatriation between 1930 and 1940, two million people living in the United States were forcibly removed and sent to live in Mexico. A young boy and his family leave their home and begin a journey filled with uncertainty. Truth Has a Power of Its Own: Conversations about a People's History, by Howard Zinn and Ray Suarez Days of Infamy: How a Century of Bigotry Led to Japanese American Internment, by Lawrence Goldstone Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands, by Kelly Lytle Hernández Insurgent Social Studies: Scholar- Educators Disrupting Erasure and Marginality, edited by Sarah B. Shear, Natasha Hakimali Merchant, and Wayne Au Abdul's Story, by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Ti•any Rose (Illustrator) Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman's Case for Equality and Respect, by Carole Boston Weatherford and Je•ery Boston Weatherford (illustrator) Yes! No! A First Conversation about Consent, by Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, and Isabel Roxas (illustrator) Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life, by Marilyn Nelson Evicted! The Struggle for the Right to Vote, by Alice Faye Duncan and Charly Palmer (illustrator) A History of Me, by Adrea Theodore and Erin Robinson (illustrator) Ida B. Wells, Voice of Truth: Educator, Feminist, and Anti-Lynching Civil Rights Leader, by Michelle Duster and Laura Freeman (illustrator) Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America — Young Adult Adaptation, by Candacy Taylor. Chronicles the history of the Green Book, which was published from 1936 to 1966 and was the "Black travel guide to America." For years, it was dangerous for African Americans to travel; they couldn't eat, sleep, or even get gas at most white-owned businesses. Includes photos of Green Book sites, and interviews with people who owned and used these facilities. Seeking Freedom: The Untold Story of Fortress Monroe and the Ending of Slavery in America, by Selene Castrovilla and E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler, by Ibi Zoboi Young authors sign their books at Books Inc. in Alameda in May. "They are on top of the world. They have this pride. Every kid is an expert on their specific word." —Ryan Brazil, Alameda Education Association Brazil asked, noting that the class came to a consensus on the tone they wanted to set. "We decided to keep it positive." Brazil initially was going to publish the book using a kit, but decided the result wasn't high-quality enough. She researched the options and decided to self-publish the hardcover book. "And it kind of just exploded," she says. "I wanted it to be nice quality because I thought the book was so amazing." A s o f p r e s s t i m e , B r a z i l i s h a p p y t o re p o r t th e y 'v e s o l d c l o s e t o 3 0 0 b o o k s . H e r s t u d e n t s a r e 39 J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 2 2

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