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  • A Medal for Leroy

    A Medal for Leroy

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Michael Morpurgo
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    Publisher:   Feiwel & Friends (2014, Jan 14th).
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    When Michael’s aunt passes away, she leaves behind a letter that will change everything. It starts with Michael’s grandfather Leroy, a black officer in WWI who charged into a battle zone not once but three times to save wounded men. His fellow soldiers insisted he deserved special commendations for his bravery but because of the racial barriers, he would go unacknowledged. Now it’s up to Michael to change that. Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army, award-winning author Michael Morpurgo delivers a richly layered and memorable story of identity, history, and family. more

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  • Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

    Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Susan Goldman Rubin
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    Publisher:   Holiday House (2014, Mar 14th).
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    This riveting account of the murder of three civil rights crusaders in Mississippi offers new interviews with volunteers from that fateful summer and many never-before-seen photographs.  more

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