We recently recieved many new books in the Lawrence Library. Here's a link to a "collection" showing you many of them: New books 2020
Here are a few highlights:
Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell
Long before the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, Ella Baker worked to lift others up by fighting racial injustice and empowering poor African Americans to stand up for their rights. Her dedication and grassroots work in many communities made her a valuable ally for leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and she has been ranked as one of the most influential women in the civil rights movement. In the 1960s she worked to register voters and organize sit-ins, and she became a teacher and mentor to many young activists.
A Voice Named Aretha by Katheryn Russell-Brown
Raised in a house full of talking and singing, Aretha learned the values that would carry her through life--from her church choir in Detroit to stages across the world. When she moved to New York City to start her career, it took years of hard work before she had a hit song. In the turbulent 1960s, she sang about "Respect" and refused to perform before segregated audiences. The first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha always remembered who she was and where she came from.
Vote! by Eileen Christelow
This is not a new book, but the resources provided below are new!
This author provided resources for kids about all aspects of elections and voting. Check out her Vote! page here