Human Rights Resources

This list includes nonfiction and poetry on topics related to human rights. Biographies about some of the people featured here can be found in J and Y 921s under the name of the person.
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Author Title Call Number
Dreams of Freedom: In Pictures and Words
This inspirational book contains 17 inspirational quotations by human rights luminaries with art by award-winning illustrators.
J323.44 DR
We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
A commemorative edition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as adopted in 1948 by the United Nations.
J305.23 WE
AlsenasGay America: Struggle for Equality
This richly illustrated book documents milestones in the struggle of gay Americans for full equality under the law.
Y305.9 AL
ArethaMalala and the Girls of Pakistan
Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai became a Taliban target after she spoke out against the Taliban's policy of forbidding education for girls.
Y921 Yousafzai
BarakatTasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood
A memoir of a child's experience of war and dispossession
Y956.95 BA
BausumDenied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration
Examines the history of American immigration, with a focus on immigrants who were denied entrance into the States or detained for security reasons.
Y325.73 BA
BodeThe Colors of Freedom: Immigrant Stories
Newly arrived teenaged immigrants describe their experiences in America.
Y325.73 BO
BrownSide by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez
Tells how Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up and motivated farm workers to fight for their rights.
J331.88 BR
CroweGetting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case
Presents a true account of the fate of fourteen-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till, murdered while in Mississippi.
Y364.15 CR
DauLost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan
A Dinka couple recall their struggle for survival in South Sudan.
Y962.4 DA
DeSaixHidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chambon
Includes stories of desperate European children and the families who helped them in a small village in southern France.
Y940.53 DE
EllisThree Wishes: Palestinian and Istraeli Children Speak
Presents an unblinking portrait of children victimized by the endless struggle between Israel and Palestine.
Y956.04 EL
GandhiGrandfather Gandhi
Gandhi's grandson tells how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light.
J303.6 GA
GormleyNelson Mandela: South African Revolutionary
Tells the life story of Nelson Mandela, who helped end Apartheid in South Africa.
Y921 Mandela
LevineHana's Suitcase: A True Story
The biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life.
J940.53 LE
LordA Song for Cambodia
Tells the story of Arn Chorn-Pond, who survived the Khmer Rouge Killings while still a boy.
J959.6 LO
Nye19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
Poems about the challenge of living with continual social and political unrest.
Y811 NY
O'KeefeAung San Suu Kyi
Tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi's struggle for human rights in the Philippines.
Y921 Aung San Suu Kyi
OppenheimDear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference
The story of librarian Clara Breed, who became a lifeline to Japanese-American children from San Diego who were incarcerated on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Y940.53 OP
PartridgeMarching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary
Recounts the months of protest leading up to Martin Luther King's march for civil rights in Selma, Alabama.
Y323.1 PA
RussoAlways Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II
Features a grandmother's two photo albums, one documenting the rise of the Nazis and another that shows a new post-war life in the United States.
J940.53 RU
SanfordNez Perce Chief Joseph
Biography of the Nez Perce leader who advocated for peace and for indigenous rights.
Y921 Joseph
SladeFriends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass
Describes the beliefs shared by the suffragist and the abolitionist.
J973 SL
TonatiuhSeparate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
Eight-year-old Sylvia Mendez brings suit to end segregation in California in 1946.
J323.1 TO
Defines and explains genocide and explores the range of the problem.
Y364.15 WI
WinterMalala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan; Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan
A biography of two young Pakistani heroes, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih.
J305.23 WI
WinterNasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan
The Taliban took Nasreen's parents, but a secret school saved her.
J371 WI

Last Updated: 6/15


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