This brief bibliography focuses on the theme of justice and those who strive to bring justice for all.
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust, by Eve Bunting
Bunting never shies away from writing about difficult subjects. This is an excellent book that simply expresses why we need to speak up for others in our community and our world. Fighting injustice cannot be left to others.
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor, by Russell Freedman
Freedman uses Hine's photographs of children at work to frame the movement against child labor. The photos are riveting and heart wrenching, but not over-the-top.
The Day That Was Different: September 11, 2001, by Carole Marsh
An excellent factual book that presents the events of 9/11.
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence, by Judith St. George
This picture book presents the vibrant history of America's first document. It explains its purpose, content, and relationship to citizens today.
Pink and Say, by Patricia Polacco
Polacco again pulls from her family history to bring readers a story about two union soldiers, one white and one African-American. They are both captured during the Civil War by Confederate soldiers. The story tells of their unequal treatment.
The Bracelet, by Yoshiko Uchida
Seven year old Emi, a Japanese-American girl, is sent to an internment camp during World War II. During the move Emi realizes that she has lost the bracelet her best friend gave her. The subject matter is treated with historical accuracy and a sensitive hand.
Service and justice often go hand-in-hand. Here are Books about Service.