The Giver

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Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a futuristic, seemingly ideal society. However, he discovers this world is far from perfect after being given his lifetime assignment as the Receiver of Memory.

The Children of Willesden Lane

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In this memoir, concert pianist Mona Golabek shares the story of her mother’s journey through World War II and the enduring legacy of music that her mother passed along to her.

The Bear That Wasn't (book)

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One day, a bear awakens to find himself in the midst of civilization. Interpretations abound in this excellent catalyst for discussion of the individual in society.

Salvaged Pages

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This collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust reflects a vast and diverse range of experiences, some being refugees, some hiding, and some being imprisoned in ghettos.

Red Scarf Girl

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A child's nightmare unfolds in Ji-li Jiang's chronicle of the excesses of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution in China in the late 1960s.

Parallel Journeys

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Alternating chapters contrast the wartime experiences of two young Germans—Helen Waterford, who was interned in a Nazi concentration camp, and Alfons Heck, a member of the Hitler Youth.

Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago

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The award-winning creators of NPR's Ghetto Life 101 combine their talents to focus on the Ida B. Wells housing project and their personal struggles to survive unrelenting tragedy.

Not on Our Watch

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In this powerful call to action, Oscar-nominated film star Don Cheadle and human rights advocate John Prendergast shine an unsparing spotlight on the genocide in Darfur.

Night

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This work by Elie Wiesel reveals his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–45, at the height of the Holocaust.

Fist Stick Knife Gun

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In his memoir, Geoffrey Canada recreates his childhood world in the South Bronx and examines current crime legislation.

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