Student Texts

Our searchable library of short texts offers a diverse mix of stories and perspectives. This multigenre, multimedia collection aligns with the Common Core's recommendations for text complexity and the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards.

Choose from informational and literary nonfiction texts, literature, photographs, political cartoons, interviews, infographics and more. You can also filter by text type, grade level, subject and topic.

“The leveled texts have really helped me engage students and introduce them to complex topics in a way they can understand.”

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591 Texts

Informational

The Crusader Monthly Newsletter, Volume 6, No. 2, October Special Edition 1964

In this October 1964 special edition of Robert F. Williams’ Crusader newsletter, Williams provides a platform for Chinese leaders to call for an end to the discrimination of Black people in the United States.
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Robert F. Williams, Chairman Liu Shao-Chi and Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
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Social Justice Domain
June 22, 2022
Informational

Report on Draft Program (found in Atlanta’s Black Paper, August 25, 1966)

Issued in the August 25, 1966, edition of Atlanta’s Black Paper, this report on the Vietnam War draft describes the violent actions of American military personnel toward peaceful Black protestors over the course of several days.
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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
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Social Justice Domain
June 22, 2022
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Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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