Category Archives: civil rights

She Persisted

She Persisted spotlights 13 women who were game changers and trailblazers in different fields throughout American history. The book also discusses the adversity that girls face, even today. This book would be a valuable addition to any classroom as its characters are diverse in race, socioeconomic background, and influence, it depicts accurate historical experiences of […] Continue reading

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Winner’s Wednesday: When Marian Sang

  When I first saw the cover of When Marian Sang, I was immediately attracted to and intrigued by the faithful and engrossed expression on the singer’s face, her eyes closed and her hands folded in front of her chest, showing a solemn engagement in her singing and inviting the readers to turn the page and […] Continue reading

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I Dissent – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

I Dissent – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Written by Debbie Levy Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley I Dissent uses the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman on the US Supreme Court, to tell a powerful story speaking up for what is right. The book tells Ginsburg’s story, from her humble upbringing […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: Dear Malala, We Stand With You

In light of recent events around the world, the nation, and Vanderbilt campus, I would like to share a book that I feel promotes love, understanding, peace, and strength in the context of people from different cultures coming together for a common purpose. Dear Malala, We Stand With You holds a special place in my heart. […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: The Other Side

The Other Side, which happens to be written by none other than Jacqueline Woodson (author of Brown Girl Dreaming), portrays a rural community controlled by racial tension and segregation, where two young girls are encouraged (or essentially required) by their mothers to stay away from each other, simply because of the varying colors of their skin. Published […] Continue reading

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