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Michael Smith Leavitt

Climbing Together: America’s Journey for Racial Equality (Rise Above Challenge)


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

Climbing Together is a resource that helps children learn about the history of race in the United States. It is a gentle introduction to the topic, covering both the tragedies and the triumphs. The book uses the metaphor of climbing a mountain to represent the progress that the United States has made in race relations. The book begins with the degradation of slavery, which represents the bottom of the mountain. From there, the United States has climbed many peaks toward progress. The book highlights notable historical figures and movements that have helped to advance racial equality. It also encourages greater understanding, unity, and love among all people. Climbing Together is a resource for children who are learning about race and racism. It is an story of hope and progress, and it encourages readers to strive for a more just and equitable society.
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Lahey Lane



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African American Nonfiction

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