Social Activism Collection - NEWSOCIALACT

The Social Activism Collection was created to showcase our new 2017-2018 Social Activism Diverse Reading list. Discover characters and historical figures who stand up for peace, equity, and justice for gender, socioeconomic status, race, or the environment. These mentor texts suggest ways that students can enact change in their own communities. 

Check out the Social Activism Diverse Reading List as a downloadable PDF here and a blog post about the list with additional resources here

Please note that pricing, availability and books in the Social Activism Diverse Reading List are subject to change.

Social Activism Collection (50 Books): $721.50

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Themes

Photographic Illustrations, Nature/Science, Nonfiction, Middle Grade, YA interest, War, United States History, Sharing & Giving, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Occupations, Native American Interest, Muslim/Muslim American Interest, Multiethnic interest, Mentors, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, History, Heroism, Environment/Nature, Education, Dreams & Aspirations, Discrimination, Cultural Diversity, Conflict resolution, Civil Rights Movement, Breaking Gender Barriers, African/African American Interest, Biracial/Multiracial Interest, Biography/Memoir, Bilingual, Asian/Asian American Interest, Empathy/Compassion, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Informational Text, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Persistence/Grit, Respect/Citizenship, Pride, Protest, Women's History, Economics/Finance, Inventors / Inventions, Courage, Peace, Tolerance/Acceptance, Kindness/Caring, Mexico, Dual Language, Fiction, Diversity

Included formats shown below in BOLD

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Louis Sockalexis

By Wise

Illustrated by Farnsworth

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD920L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Baseball Saved Us

By Mochizuki

Illustrated by Lee

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD550L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 34

PB: $10.95
CD: $12.95
6PK: $65.70
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In Her Hands

By Schroeder

Illustrated by Bereal

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 4.6 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 630L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 40

PB: $12.95
HC: $19.95
6PK: $77.70
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A Place Where Sunflowers Grow

By Lee-Tai

Illustrated by Hoshino

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 5

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD730L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Parrots Over Puerto Rico

By Roth / Trumbore

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 890L
SRC: 7.5
DRA: 44

HC: $20.95
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Allie's Basketball Dream

By Barber

Illustrated by Ligasan

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: K
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 20

AR Level: 2.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 530L
SRC: 2.8
DRA: 20

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del arcoíris

By Marshall

Illustrated by Chavarri

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Spanish Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 4

Lexile Level: AD580L
DRA: 38

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Catching the Moon

By Hubbard

Illustrated by DuBurke

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD640L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Sparkle Boy

By Newman

Illustrated by Mola

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 3

Lexile Level: AD490L
DRA: 28

HC: $18.95
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Drum, Chavi, Drum! / ¡Toca, Chavi, Toca!

By Dole

Illustrated by Tonel

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: N
Spanish Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 3

AR Level: 3.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 30

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Destiny's Gift

By Tarpley

Illustrated by Burrowes

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD690L
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel

By Robles

Illustrated by Angel

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 3

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Xochitl and the Flowers/ Xóchitl, la Niña de las Flores

By Argueta

Illustrated by Angel

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Spanish Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 34

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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The People Shall Continue

By Ortiz

Illustrated by Graves

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 8

AR Level: 4.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 660L
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Malala Yousafzai

By Abouraya

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 7

Lexile Level: 870L
DRA: 40

PB: $11.95
HC: $19.95
6PK: $71.70
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Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh

By Krishnaswami

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 6

Lexile Level: 680L
DRA: 50

HC: $18.95
EBOOK: $9.99
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Hammering for Freedom

By Hubbard

Illustrated by Holyfield

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 7

Lexile Level: 870L
DRA: 44

HC: $18.95
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Ira's Shakespeare Dream

By Armand

Illustrated by Cooper

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 780L
DRA: 44

HC: $19.95
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Aani and the Tree Huggers

By Atkins

Illustrated by Pinto

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 3.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 580L
SRC: 4.2
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Seven Miles to Freedom

By Halfmann

Illustrated by Smith

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD870L
SRC: 5.6
DRA: 44

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The Storyteller's Candle / La velita de los cuentos

By González

Illustrated by Delacre

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Spanish Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 730L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe

By Hubbard

Illustrated by Belford

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 6

AR Level: 6.2 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 960L
SRC: 7.5
DRA: 44

PB: $13.95
6PK: $83.70
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The Mangrove Tree

By Roth / Trumbore

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 6.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NC1190L
SRC: 10.8
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Silent Star

By Wise

Illustrated by Gustavson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 5.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 840L
SRC: 5.5
DRA: 44

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Martí's Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertad

By Otheguy

Illustrated by Vidal

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: W
Spanish Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 2 - 8

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 1000L
DRA: 60

HC: $18.95
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Midnight Teacher

By Halfmann

Illustrated by Ladd

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6

Lexile Level: 950L
DRA: 50

HC: $19.95
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Passage to Freedom

By Mochizuki

Illustrated by Lee

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD610L
SRC: 4.2
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Brothers in Hope

By Williams

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 5

AR Level: 4.7 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 610L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 44

HC: $19.95
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Friends from the Other Side / Amigos del otro lado

By Anzaldúa

Illustrated by Méndez

Guided Reading: P
Spanish Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 2

AR Level: 2.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 640L
SRC: 3.6
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Ahimsa

By Kelkar

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Z
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 7

AR Level: 5.3 - 8.0
Lexile Level: 830L
DRA: 80

HC: $20.95
EBOOK: $9.99
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How We Are Smart

By Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by Qualls

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 8

AR Level: 6.5 - 1.0
Lexile Level: AD950L
SRC: 6.4
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Etched in Clay

By Cheng

Illustrated by Cheng

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 4 - 8

AR Level: 5.0 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 790L
SRC: 5.2
DRA: 44

PB: $12.95
EBOOK: $9.99
6PK: $77.70
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John Lewis in the Lead

By Haskins / Benson

Illustrated by Andrews

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 8

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 950L
SRC: 5.8
DRA: 50

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Tiny Stitches

By Hooks

Illustrated by Bootman

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 920L
DRA: 44

HC: $18.95
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Growing Peace

By Sobol

Photographed by Sobol

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 2 - 7

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 890L
DRA: 44

HC: $18.95
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Quiet Hero

By Nelson

Illustrated by Nelson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8

AR Level: 5.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 930L
SRC: 6.1
DRA: 50

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Twenty-two Cents

By Yoo

Illustrated by Akib

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6

AR Level: 6.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 1010L
SRC: 8.6
DRA: 50

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Paul Robeson

By Greenfield

Illustrated by Ford

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6

AR Level: 5.1 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 810L
SRC: 5.3
DRA: 44

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Dear Mrs. Parks

By Parks

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 5.6 - 2.0
Lexile Level: 850L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 50

PB: $16.95
6PK: $101.70
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The School the Aztec Eagles Built

By Nicholson

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Z
Grade Level: 7
Interest Level: 3 - 7

Lexile Level: NC1170L
DRA: 80

HC: $18.95
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I Am Alfonso Jones

By Medina

Illustrated by Jennings / Robinson

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Z+
Grade Level: 6
Interest Level: 6 - 12

Lexile Level: GN640L
DRA: 80

PB: $18.95
EBOOK: $9.99
6PK: $113.70
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Surfer of the Century

By Crowe

Illustrated by Waldrep

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 8

AR Level: 6.2 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 980L
SRC: 5.9
DRA: 44

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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All The Stars Denied

By McCall

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Y
Grade Level: 7
Interest Level: 7 - 12

DRA: 60

HC: $19.95
EBOOK: $9.99
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She Was the First!

By Russell-Brown

Illustrated by Velasquez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6

DRA: 44

HC: $19.95
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The Protest

By Thornhill

Illustrated by Ng-Benitez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: J
Grade Level: K
Interest Level: K - 2

DRA: 18

HC: $15.95
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Sharuko

By Brown

Illustrated by Chavarri

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Spanish Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: 1 - 6

HC: $19.95
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Butterfly for a King

By Trumbore

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 7

HC: $20.95
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The Story of Movie Star Anna May Wong

By Yoo

Illustrated by Wang

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 7

DRA: 50

PB: $8.95
6PK: $53.70
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The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls

By Halfmann

Illustrated by Smith

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 7

DRA: 50

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Super Cilantro Girl/La Superniña del Cilantro

By Herrera

Illustrated by Tapia

Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: 1 - 3