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Cooperative Collection Development -- CCD: Social Change

• The School Library System (SLS) Cooperative Collection Development Plan is developed as part of the resource sharing component of the plan of service.

This collection . . .

The materials in this collection address the concept of social change.  Social change, in many forms, has always been the catalyst that alters history.  Areas explored in the collection include grassroots movements, political uprisings, how social change affects society, and technology and social media’s impacts on social change.  The materials in this collection, both text and film, are geared towards high school students, vary in text complexity and address the Common Core standards need for reading informational texts for argumentative writing. 

How This Collection is Used in My School

This collection is used to support the curriculum and use of the Common Core Standards.  The contriversial nature of many aspects of social change spark debate and are useful when teaching persuasive and argumentative writing (City Wide Expectations Reading Informational Text Standards 1 and 10 and Writing Standard 1)

How This Collection Can Be Used at Your School

  • Collection Development--use the materials to help select vetted materials on social change and activism for your own library.
  • Share with administration and faculty
  • Digital Resources--integrate the use of the digital materials into lessons

Activist New York


Black Lives Matter

Follow and support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Women's March on Washington

American Civil Liberties Union

She Should Run

An organization that encourages and supports women running for public office.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Resources

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CCD books can be found on the catalog using the "Copy Category Search"
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  • Click "Copy Category"
  • Click "Social Change"

Highlighted titles from the collection


Teresa Tartaglione in front of a books are magic mural

Teresa Tartaglione, Librarian

Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus

122 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10023


Twitter: @misstartaglione

Instagram: @mlk_library

If you are a librarian in a New York City school library, you may contact the curator to inquire about borrowing titles from this collection.

Primary Source Sets--Digital Public Library of America

Harvard Resistance School

"Resistance School provides training for communities to make issue-based and electoral progressive change that advance values of fairness, equity, and inclusivity."

The Human Rights Campaign

Image result for human rights campaign

New York Based Social Change Organizations


Follow the hashtags that matter to you or share your stories online.


  • #whyimarch
  • #timesup
  • #theresistance
  • #yesallwomen
  • #blacklivesmatter
  • #whyistayed
  • #weneeddiversebooks
  • #metoo
  • #heforshe
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