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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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626 Texts

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Nameplate of The Liberator

The nameplate includes three distinct pictures—left, center and right—and a banner in addition to the title of the newspaper. The pictures emphasize the humanity of enslaved persons and the injustice of slavery yet the hope for emancipation. The nameplate relies on Christian themes to encourage the abolition of slavery.
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Unidentified
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History
Social Justice Domain
December 14, 2017
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Negroes for Sale

This is an image of an advertisement for a slaver's auction. It describes the enslaved people available for purchase.
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E.E. Hundly, W. Robinson, and H.M. Robinson
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History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
December 15, 2017
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Group of adults listening to one person speaking.

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