Ignite a passion for history as students learn more about the abolitionists that organized during the early nineteen century to end slavery. Abolitionists: What We Need Is Action offers an exciting nonfiction reader to support social studies lesson plans. Exploring some of the events during this time in America's history, this informative text spotlights significant pioneers in the abolitionist movement including William Lloyd Garrison, Sarah and Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, William Still, and Harriet Tubman. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for those traveling through the Underground Railroad the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A Your Turn! activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.