Resources for Families and Educators

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Peacemakers, Activists, Role Models

Nonfiction

An Apple for Harriet Tubman by Glennette Tilley Turner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQyT9fgJOrQ

Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story by Arun Gandhi & Bethany Hegedus

Eleanor, Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport – the story of Eleanor Roosevelt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNMIxkHEN5g

Grandfather Gandhi  By: Arun Gandhi & Bethany Hegedus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rCe0uxZVB8

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5F5JkvXuaQ

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson – as told to the author in an Iroquois longhouse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4eEy0sWAHs

Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger by Anita Silvey

Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words by Karen Leggett Abouraya

Marching with Aunt Susan by Claire Rudolf Murphy – story of woman’s suffrage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI8AMLu7pYM

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  by Doreen Rappaport
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc39Ka8ut6k

Ron’s Big Mission by Rose Blue – story of Ron McNair, who as a child was prevented from taking out library books in South Carolina, and his stand for fairness. As an adult, McNair was lost to us in the Challenger disaster.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8AVrNn7opM

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni – story of Rosa Parks and the bus boycott
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POjC2TE5CMw

Sadako by Eleanor Coerr & Ed Young – story of a little girl who had leukemia as a result of the H Bomb

Samantha Smith: Young Ambassador by Patricia Stone Martin & Bernard Doctor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k36qpQqGh8

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter (in English and Spanish)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swAnRW9noEI

Teammates by Peter Golenbock &Paul Bacon – Jackie Robinson’s story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swAnRW9noEI

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba – story of an African boy who brought water and electricity to his village
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdwvJRE375Y

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter

When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Munoz Ryanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6SzrJt2QJU