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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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625 Texts

Informational

Shulamit Aloni

Aloni has spent her life challenging what she views as the “retreat from the secular liberal ideals envisioned by Israel’s founders.” As a teacher, lawyer, member of parliament, as well as resistance movements, and lecturer, she has become one of Israel’s best-known champions of human and civil rights.
by
Learning for Justice Staff
Grade Level
Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
August 9, 2017
Informational

This Land is Ours

“The Ponca’s challenge of the U.S. government marked a turning point on the long path of Indian resistance. Increasingly, after Standing Bear v. Cook, the fight for Native rights would shift from the battlefields to the courtrooms of the growing nation.”
by
Learning for Justice Staff
Grade Level
Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
August 9, 2017
Multimedia

An Outrage

An Outrage takes viewers to the very communities where heinous acts of violence took place, offering a painful look back at lives lost to lynching and a critical look forward.
by
Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
History
Geography
September 22, 2017
Visual

Branding Slaves

This is an image of enslavers burning brands into the skin of people they enslaved, this engraving illustrates the way that enslaved people were treated as property.
by
William O. Blake
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
December 13, 2017
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