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Teen Nonfiction

 

The Scottsboro Boys
KF224.S34 C38 2012

Tells the story of the nine African American teenagers accused of raping two white women on a train in Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931, covering the arrests and numerous legal proceedings.

 

Plessy v. Ferguson
KF223.P56 E85 2012

Examines the 1892 court case that arose when Homer Plessy, an African American, entered a white-only railroad car to test the legality of segregation, places it in context, and discusses the consequences when the Supreme Court ruled against him.

 

Great pitchers of the Negro Leagues
GV865.A1 H545 2013

Learn about some of the greatest pitchers of the Negro Leagues.

 

We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March
F334.B69 N4476 2012

Levinson retells the story of how, against the better judgment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., young people led the civil rights protests in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

 

Discovering Wes Moore
F189.B153 M65 2012

Through the telling of his own life story, Moore explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was around the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar Baltimore neighborhood, but is serving a life sentence for murder. Compelled to write to the other Wes, the author was surprised to receive a reply. And so began a friendship, as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know one another. This compelling story about the challenges of growing up and the responsibility for the choices we make, is sure to inspire.