Juvenile Nonfiction

The Beatitudes

From Slavery to Civil Rights

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 0802853528

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 5860

The Beatitudes form the backdrop for Weatherford's free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Psalm Twenty-Three

Author: Tim Ladwig

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 9780802851635

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7471

The text of the familiar psalm comparing God to a loving shepherd accompanies illustrations which shows the world of love and fear faced by an urban African-American family.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

Author: Pat Sherman,Floyd Cooper

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 0802853196

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6993

Young Benjamin Holmes, a slave in Charleston who has taught himself to read, reads Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to his fellow slaves in prison.

Donkeys and Kings

and other "tails" of the Bible

Author: Tripp York

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606089404

Category: Religion

Page: 78

View: 6834

What do talking donkeys, fasting lions, and wolves playing with sheep have in common? They are all found in the Bible. Author Tripp York and illustrator Zak Upright bring to life eight different stories about animals as discovered in Scripture. York spins a different account on these stories (such as the flood, Jonah, as well as Daniel and the lion's den), by attempting to imagine what it might mean to understand these narratives from the perspective of the animals. Though the short stories in this collection are written for children, adults will take much from them as they attempt to provoke the readers to new ways of understanding some of the most popular stories in the Bible.
Social Science

Great Speeches by African Americans

Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115496

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 5385

Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and many other influential figures.

Ebony and Ivy

Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

Author: Craig Steven Wilder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1596916818

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 591

A leading African-American historian of race in America exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy, revealing that our leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained it.

The Gospel According to Christ

The Message of Jesus and How We Missed It

Author: Mark A. Stelter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610976878

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 5904

Christianity is in crisis. We live in a time when millions of people profoundly misunderstand the message of the Gospel. They believe that being a Christian means little more than being a nice person. They view Jesus as a wise moral teacher who showed us how to live better lives, and they conclude that the love of humanity is our greatest cause and its progress our primary purpose. Whatever else may be said of this view of Christianity, it is certainly not what Jesus taught. It is an attempt to replace the concepts of sin, redemption, and salvation with the more socially acceptable virtues of tolerance, compassion, and social progress. It elevates humanity and the world above God and his kingdom and reduces Jesus to a mere moral philosopher. But who did Jesus say he was? What was the essential message of Christ? The Gospel According to Christ answers those questions by examining the words of Jesus, in their context and in their entirety. The answers will be shocking to many Christians.
Human trafficking

Not in My Town

Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

Author: Dillon Burroughs,Charles Powell

Publisher: New Hope Publishers (AL)

ISBN: 9781596693012

Category: Human trafficking

Page: 190

View: 9504

Though illegal in most every country of the world, forms of slavery continue in nearly every country of the world-- including the United States. This book will help you discover an awareness of trafficking withing America's borders, and help you find specific ways to speak out and stand against trafficking worldwide by taking action here in the United States.

Fighting the Devil in Dixie

How Civil Rights Activists Took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama

Author: Wayne Greenhaw

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569768250

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2478

Examining the growth of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) following the birth of the civil rights movement, this book is filled with tales of the heroic efforts to halt their rise to power. Shortly after the success of the Montgomery bus boycott, the KKK—determined to keep segregation as the way of life in Alabama—staged a resurgence, and the strong-armed leadership of Governor George C. Wallace, who defied the new civil rights laws, empowered the Klan’s most violent members. Although Wallace’s power grew, not everyone accepted his unjust policies, and blacks such as Martin Luther King Jr., J. L. Chestnut, and Bernard LaFayette began fighting back in the courthouses and schoolhouses, as did young southern lawyers such as Charles “Chuck” Morgan, who became the ACLU’s southern director; Morris Dees, who cofounded the Southern Poverty Law Center; and Bill Baxley, Alabama attorney general, who successfully prosecuted the bomber of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church and legally halted some of Governor Wallace’s agencies designed to slow down integration. Dozens of exciting, extremely well-told stories demonstrate how blacks defied violence and whites defied public ostracism and indifference in the face of kidnappings, bombings, and murders.
Juvenile Fiction

Wolf at the Gate

Author: Joel Hedstrom,Mark Van Steenwyk

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629632597

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 6504

This imaginative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and the Wolf explores what it means to be a peacemaker in the midst of violence and how to restore a healthy relationship with creation. Settle in and read a tale of tooth and sword, of beggars and lords, of outlaws and wild beasts. It is a story of second chances and the power of love.
Juvenile Fiction

True North

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590205245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 266

View: 7536

Because of the strong influence which her grandfather, an abolitionist, has in her life, fourteen-year-old Lucy assists a fugitive slave girl in her escape.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

Author: Chris Barton

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080285379X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

View: 1834

"A picture book biography of John Roy Lynch, one of the first African-Americans elected into the United States Congress"--Provided by publisher.

Faithful Celebrations

Making Time for God in Winter

Author: Sharon Ely Pearson

Publisher: Church Publishing

ISBN: 1640650954

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 1287

- Activities for celebrating secular and sacred seasons of the year - For use in churches, schools, camps, at home Many of our experiences in life happen when several generations are together-- at church, at home, in our communities. Holidays and family events are times for celebration, learning, rituals, food, and fun. This edition of Faithful Celebrations focuses on the months of January and February, when secular holidays can become times to think about how we live out the gospel message in celebrating national holidays with more than a day off from school or sending a greeting card. Each event to be celebrated includes key ideas; a cluster of activities to experience the key ideas; a list of materials needed; full instructions for implementation; background history and information; music; art; recipes; and prayer resources to use in a small, intimate, or large multi-generational group. For children, youth, adults, or any combination of ages, any of these activities can take place in any setting. Faithful Celebrations: Making Time for God in Winter includes New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine's Day, and Snow days.
Antislavery movements

The Barbarism of Slavery

Author: Charles Sumner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antislavery movements

Page: 32

View: 9954

Abolitionist senator Charles Sumner was absent from the Senate after being attacked and beaten by a pro-slavery Congressman in 1856. This 1860 speech, a fiery attack on slavery, was the first he made after his rehabilitation and return.

From slavery to freedom

a history of Negro Americans

Author: John Hope Franklin

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780394487861

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 6155

Juvenile Fiction

New Friends, True Friends, Stuck-Like-Glue Friends

Author: Virginia Kroll,Rose Rosely

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 9780802852021

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6305

Illustrations and rhyming text provide a look at all kinds of friendships.
Social Science

One Race One Blood

A Biblical Answer to Racism

Author: Ken Ham,A. Charles Ware

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 161458026X

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 9905

It is a rarely discussed fact of history that the premise of Darwinian evolution has been deeply rooted in the worst racist ideology since its inception. Read a thorough account of the effects of evolution on the history of the United States and discrimination based on ethnicity, including slavery and the Civil rights movement. One Race One Blood goes one step farther to show the global harvest of death and tragedy that still finds its roots in Darwin's destructive writings. The tragic legacy of Darwin’s controversial speculations on evolution has led to terrible consequences taken to the deadliest extremes. One Race One Blood reveals the origins of these horrors, as well as the proof revealed in Scripture that God created only one race. You will discover: Nazi Germany used evolutionary concepts to justify the extermination of "unfit" people groups such as Jews, Gypsies, and Slavs The origins of people groups, the genetics of skin color, and what the Bible says about "interracial" marriage Eye-opening discussion on racism and its roots in the hearts and minds of millions still today. Within these compelling pages, Dr. A. Charles Ware, president of Crossroads Bible College, and Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis examine the historical roots of racism that have permeated evolutionary thought, and the Bible's response to this disturbing issue. This is a crucial and timely study that profoundly addresses the Christian worldview regarding "race" from a compassionate and uniquely compelling perspective.
Juvenile Fiction

The Lord's Prayer

Author: Tim Ladwig

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 9780802852380

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9758

The words of the Lord's Prayer serve as the text for a picture book that shows a young African American girl and her father spending a day together and helping an elderly neighbor.
Young Adult Fiction

Cy in Chains

Author: David L. Dudley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054791069X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2909

Cy Williams, thirteen, has always known that he and the other black folks on Strong's plantation have to obey white men, no question. Sure, he's free, as black people have been since his grandfather's day, but in rural Georgia, that means they're free to be whipped, abused, even killed. Almost four years later, Cy yearns for that freedom, such as it was. Now he's a chain gang laborer, forced to do backbreaking work, penned in and shackled like an animal, brutalized, beaten, and humiliated by the boss of the camp and his hired overseers. For Cy and the boys he's chained to, there's no way out, no way back. And then hope begins to grow in him, along with strength and courage he didn't know he had. Cy is sure that a chance at freedom is worth any risk, any sacrifice. This powerful, moving story opens a window on a painful chapter in the history of race relations.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Becoming Billie Holiday

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Publisher: Highlights Press

ISBN: 1629791733

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 7977

Before the legend of Billie Holiday, there was a girl named Eleanora. In 1915, Sadie Fagan gave birth to a daughter she named Eleanora. The world, however, would know her as Billie Holiday, possibly the greatest jazz singer of all time. Eleanora's journey into legend took her through pain, poverty, and run-ins with the law. By the time she was fifteen, she knew she possessed something that could possibly change her life—a voice. Eleanora could sing. Her remarkable voice led her to a place in the spotlight with some of the era's hottest big bands. Billie Holiday sang as if she had lived each lyric, and in many ways she had. Through a sequence of raw and poignant poems, award-winning poet Carole Boston Weatherford chronicles Eleanora Fagan's metamorphosis into Billie Holiday. The author examines the singer's young life, her fight for survival, and the dream she pursued with passion in this Coretta Scott King Author Honor winner. With stunning art by Floyd Cooper, this book provides a revealing look at a cultural icon.