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Recounts Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, describing the hardships and triumphs King encountered along his journey
"The story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who helped rescue nearly 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Includes afterword, author's note, sources, and glossary"--Provided by publisher
Tells the story of nineteenth century abolitionist Reverend John Rankin and his brave early efforts working as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, risking his safety and the safety of his family to help nearly two thousand slaves escape from Kentucky to Ohio
A young girl introduces readers to her uncle, Martin Luther King Jr., describing what he does and family moments they have shared
The niece of Martin Luther King Jr. reveals six timeless and universal principles that encompass the civil rights leader's greatest legacy, reinforcing the truth that "the universe honors love."
Esperanca Garcia, a literate slave, was moved from a Jesuit cotton farm in Brazil to be a cook, away from her husband and some of her children and wrote a letter to the governor asking to be returned to the cotton farm
Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. His words changed the way people thought, and his actions spurred them on to change the world. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Dr. King to the youngest readers--Page 4 of cover
In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the new state law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River. Includes author's note on Reverend John Berry Meachum, a minister, entrepreneur, and educator who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans
"Green Street Park" contains colorful pictures and an engaging story that helps children understand important lessons of how to work for justice and peace and to help those in need