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  • La Sangre Es Mas Espesa Que el Agua (Blood is Thicker Than Water)

    This book, written in Spanish, is the creative expression of high school students in a Spanish for Spanish Speakers class in Palo Alto, California. After participating in an oral history project about family history and cultural traditions, students chose a highlight of their interviews to explore more deeply through writing.

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  • True Side of Me

    The Untold Stories of our Lives

    An inspiring and enlightening collection of stories written by students in a high school credit recovery program. This book is the culmination of the Success Stories Project, in which the class explored definitions, attributes and examples of success and failure. A nuanced understanding of success is represented in their raw and honest words: loved ones overcoming addiction; young women raising children without support; finding love; dreams of graduating high school; and the realization that failure does not bar someone from succeeding.

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  • The Griots of Oakland

     Voices from the African American Oral History Project

    What is it like being a young African American man? The media repeats the same stereotypes again and again, yet the reality is much more diverse. This eye-opening and beautifully presented book shares the voices and images of a group of young black men in Oakland, interviewed by their peers in a groundbreaking oral history project. The youth share their wisdom on a range of questions, organized by theme and accompanied by portrait photography and materials for further reflection. For students, educators, policy makers, and those who want to gain a better understanding of modern African American culture.

    Now available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

    For orders over 25 copies, contact the publisher directly for a bulk discount.



    Book Award1Award Winning Book

    Vox Populi Award

    School Library Journal’s Best Adult Books for Teens 2014

    In The Margins Top Ten Books for 2015



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