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Underground to Canada

Smucker, Barbara (Author)
Penguin Random House Canada 2013. 200 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: American history, Black history, Canadian history, courage, escape, freedom, heroes, historical fiction, racism, slavery, survival, Underground Railroad
 
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The Valiant

Livingston, Lesley (Author)
HarperCollins 2017. 378 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Egypt, fantasy, female protagonist, first-person narration, freedom, gladiators, historical fiction, romantic relationships, Rome, slavery, war
 
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A Year of Borrowed Men

Barker, Michelle (Author)
Benoit, Renné (Illustrator)
Pajama Press 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Childhood, Christmas, country life, family life, first-person narration, freedom, Germany, inclusion, prisoners, World War II
 
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The Giver

Lowry, Lois (Author)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014. 226 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Choices, community, conformity, dystopia, fate, freedom, individuality, love, sacrifices
 
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We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

Amnesty International (Author)
Sís, Peter (Illustrator)
Quarto 2008. 64 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, children’s rights, concepts, freedom, human rights, multiple illustrators
 
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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Brown, Peter (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2013. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, civilization, freedom, individuality, nonconformity, self-expression, tigers
 
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Henry’s Freedom Box

Levine, Ellen (Author)
Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2007. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, freedom, journeys, overcoming adversity, resilience, slavery, Underground Railroad
 
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The Stamp Collector

Lanthier, Jennifer (Author)
Thisdale, François (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Communication, freedom, friendship, human rights, prisoners, social change, social justice
 
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The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Sís, Peter (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2007. 52 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Childhood, Communism, Czech Republic, dictatorship, freedom, growing up, illustrations (ink), memoir, Peter Sís
 
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Zahra’s Paradise

Soltani, Amir (Author)
Khalil (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2011. 272 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Democracy, freedom, historical fiction, human rights, illustrations (black and white), Iran, oppression, political regimes, protest movements, religions, violence
 
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The Complete Persepolis

Satrapi, Marjane (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2007. 344 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Feminism, freedom, identity, illustrations (black and white), Iran, Islam, memoir, politics, religions, revolution
 
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Chains

Anderson, Laurie Halse (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2010. 320 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: American Civil War, equality, freedom, historical fiction, justice, overcoming adversity, prisoners, racism, revolution, slavery, United States
 
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Gandhi: A March to the Sea

McGinty, Alice B. (Author)
Gonzalez, Thomas (Illustrator)
Amazon 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Civil rights, courage, equality, freedom, India, Mahatma Gandhi, peaceful protests, poetic language, social activism
 
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Queenie: One Elephant’s Story

King, Corinne (Author)
Gouldthorpe, Peter (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 24 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Australia, elephants, freedom, human-animal relationships, narrative non-fiction, zoos
 
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Fireflies!

Brinckloe, Julie (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 1986. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Choices, decisions, first-person narration, flies, freedom, letting go, life cycles
 
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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Jeffrey, Gary (Author)
Gareth Stevens 2013. 24 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, civil rights, determination, freedom, graphic novels, peaceful protests, Rosa Parks, social justice
 
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Freedom Child of the Sea

Keens-Douglas, Richardo (Author)
Gukova, Julia (Illustrator)
Annick Press 1995. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Families, folktales, freedom, legends, oceans, peace, slavery
 
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Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rappaport, Doreen (Author)
Collier, Bryan (Illustrator)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2007. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, civil rights, freedom, Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Prize
 
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Night Boat to Freedom

Raven, Margot Theis (Author)
Lewis, E.B. (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2006. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, courage, families, freedom, hope, slavery
 
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The Composition

Skármeta, Antonio (Author)
Ruano, Alfonso (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2000. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dictatorship, families, freedom, government, war, writing
 
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Fly Away Home

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Airports, birds, fathers and sons, first-person narration, freedom, homelessness, hope, poverty, shelter, symbolism
 
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