Essential Library of Social Change
In our recent history, employers could fire people for being gay, women were expected to quit their jobs when they became pregnant, and those who use wheelchairs were not guaranteed access to public buildings. Tired of the injustices, people banded together to advocate for equal rights. They gave speeches, organized protests, and faced arrest. Through their efforts, what once was unthinkable became common. Essential Library of Social Change examines major social movements in American history. Readers will discover the people, events, and causes behind each movement. Engaging, straightforward text allows readers to investigate how far each struggle for social change has come and the challenges it still faces. Topics range from civil rights to feminism to gay rights.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- New! Spring 2023
- New! Fall 2022
- New! Spring 2022
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF003220, JNF053140, JNF053080|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Essential Library of Social Change - Library Media Connection
This series is a good companion to middle school Social Studies and history courses. Pages are colorful and full of attention-grabbing text boxes. Each book offers essential facts, which summarize the movement. The books are well designed with the middle school reader in mind. Recommended.
Animal Rights Movement (Essential Library of Social Change) – Horn Book Guide
Beginning with a landmark case, this well-organized, thorough account explores the ideology, key figures, and events that helped to change lives and attitudes concerning animal welfare. Stock photographs combine with a dry text to present the history and future of the animal rights movement, while sidebars and a “Voices of the Movement” feature add context.
Women's Rights Movement (Essential Library of Social Change) - School Library Journal
. . .set[s] up key events in chronological order. Relevant. . .photographs and illustrations are scattered throughout, adding to the educational value of the books. Students will find the information concise, well written, and understandable.
Animal Rights Movement (Essential Library of Social Change) - School Library Journal
While covering a topic lending itself to high emotion, the text is straightforward and matter of fact.
Green Movement (Essential Library of Social Change) – School Library Journal
Useful for reports involving the history of environmental movements.