Racial Justice in America: Histories

Set of 6 titles

The Racial Justice in America: Histories series explores moments and eras in America's history that have been ignored or misrepresented in education due to racial bias. Books explore each topic in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, as well as activities created by Wing. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Racial Justice in America: Histories (6 titles)
Tulsa Race Riots and the Red Summer of 1919
Desegregation and Integration
Voting Rights
Jim Crow and Policing
Atrocities in Action
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 305.800973-394.263
Lexile 850L-940L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level W-Y
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534192867), Paperback (9781534193048), PDF (9781534193246), ePub (9781534195189), Hosted ebook (9781534193444), Kindle (9781534193642)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

STARRED SERIES REVIEW - Booklist Reviews - Racial Justice in America: Histories

“Factual and balanced, the Racial Justice in America: Histories series addresses events and policies that demonstrate the prevalence of racial discrimination in the U.S. Atrocities in Action documents the history of lynching and the rise of white terrorist groups, tying this legacy of persecution to current injustices in the legal system and our country’s discriminatory incarceration practices. Jim Crow and Policing explores the enforcement of segregationist laws throughout the U.S. between 1877 and the 1960s. Juneteenth shares the story of this holiday commemorating emancipation, providing historical background and examples of current celebrations. Tulsa Race Riots explains that there were racial uprisings in over 20 American cities during the summer of 1919, including a week-long rebellion in Chicago, and covers the 1921 Greenwood, Oklahoma massacre. These are sensitive subjects for young readers, and the authors are careful to present information within social context, explaining what conditions existed in the past in the South and other parts of the country, identifying what events caused tensions to escalate, and discussing both immediate aftermaths and long-term consequences. Pages are filled with archival photos and reproductions, plenty of sidebars, and highlighted vocabulary, and each volume offers a glossary, list of recommended resources, and creative follow-up activity. The authors mention that these topics don’t always show up in traditional history books; this series helps change that narrative.”

School Library Journal - Racial Justice in America; Histories

“The books in this series are designed for kids who want to learn more about the history of racial injustice in America. The first chapter of each title begins with a question that highlights topics explored the work (e.g., “Desegregation and Integration: What’s the Difference?” in Desegregation and Integration). The books have succinct chapters and a vibrant color palette coupled with images to paint a compelling picture of social injustice. Key words are highlighted and a raised hand symbol highlights key reference points. Back matter includes an “Extend Your Learning” section with web resources, a glossary, and an index. VERDICT This series educates readers about the history of racial inequality in America and would be a great resource for social studies classes. "

Activities for further learning
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Teaching guides
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs