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How to be an anti-racist - for kids

Antiracist Baby Board Book By Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.


We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor) Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580454
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Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.


Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold.


Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History By Vashti Harrison, Kwesi Johnson (With) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.


Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice By Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, Olivia Gatwood, Theodore Taylor, III (Illustrator), Jason Reynolds (Contributions by) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250311207
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020

"This collection of poems by women of color covers topics relating to social justice, activism, discrimination and empathy, focusing on the need to speak out and inspiring middle-graders." -Vogue

Woke: A Young Poet's Guide to Justice
is a collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists.


Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433828546
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Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

Now A Minneapolis Children's Theatre Company Original World Premiere Production
A NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 INDIEBOUND BEST SELLER
American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom's Top 10 Most Challenged Books
A Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection
National Parenting Product Award Winner (NAPPA)


Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills By Renée Watson, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375869730
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

From Caldecott Honor winner Christian Robinson and acclaimed author Renee Watson, comes the inspiring true story of Florence Mills.


Sulwe By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow


Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery By Sandra Neil Wallace, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481443876
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 23rd, 2018

“A visually striking, enlightening picture-book biography.” —Booklist (starred review)
“An absolutely indispensable illustrated biography.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“A well-sourced, stirringly told account of an artist.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“For spor


A is for Activist By Innosanto Nagara Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781609805395
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Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers 

“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street



Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) By Anastasia Higginbotham Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340007
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Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018

An honest explanation about how power and privilege factor into the lives of white children, at the expense of other groups, and how they can help seek justice. --THE NEW YORK TIMES

ONE OF HUFFPOST'S RECOMMENDED ANTI-RACIST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

**A WHITE RAVEN 2019 SELECTION**


Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library By Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536208979
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Published: Candlewick - August 6th, 2019

In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history.

Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.


Steal This Country: A Handbook for Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything By Alexandra Styron Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780451479372
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

A walk-the-walk, talk-the-talk, hands-on, say-it-loud handbook for activist kids who want to change the world!


Ruth and the Green Book By Gwen Strauss, Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780761352556
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - August 1st, 2010

The picture book inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film The Green Book


The Little Book of Little Activists By Penguin Young Readers Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780451478542
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

A celebration of political activism by America's youngest citizens--our children.

You're never too young to care about your community or to stand up for your beliefs. That's the empowering message of this book, which is all about how real kids exercise their first amendment rights.


Hands Up! By Breanna J. McDaniel, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552314
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Published: Dial Books - January 22nd, 2019

This triumphant picture book recasts a charged phrase as part of a black girl's everyday life--hands up for a hug, hands up in class, hands up for a high five--before culminating in a moment of resistance at a protest march.


Ellen's Broom By Kelly Starling Lyons, Daniel Minter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399250033
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2012

A young girl learns a new meaning for freedom during the time of Reconstruction

Ellen always knew the broom resting above the hearth was special. Before it was legal for her mother and father to officially be married, the broom was what made them a family anyway. But now all former slaves who had already been married in their hearts could register as lawful husband and wife.


My Hair is a Garden By Cozbi A. Cabrera, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807509234
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 1st, 2018

After a day of being taunted by classmates about her unruly hair, Mackenzie can’t take any more and she seeks guidance from her wise and comforting neighbor, Miss Tillie. Using the beautiful garden in the backyard as a metaphor, Miss Tillie shows Mackenzie that maintaining healthy hair is not a chore nor is it something to fear.


Racism and Intolerance By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781438050225
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - February 1st, 2018

Award-winning illustrator Hanane Kai uses a deft hand to create powerful illustrations that help children visualize the people impacted by poverty, hunger, war, racism, and more.


Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All By Chelsea Johnson, Latoya Council, Carolyn Choi Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340083
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Published: Dottir Press - July 23rd, 2019

ONE OF HUFFPOST'S RECOMMENDED "ANTI-RACIST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS"

FEATURED ON KEYS SOULCARE AS "5 STUNNING VISUAL BOOKS FOR ALL AGES"


Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America By Carole Boston Weatherford, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807530177
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - February 1st, 2015

His white teacher tells her all-black class, You’ll all wind up porters and waiters. What did she know? Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed.


We Really Do Care By Tami Lewis Brown, Tania de Regil Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781984836304
Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

Inspired by current events, this picture book shows the importance of compassion, empathy, and demonstrates how even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference.


The Other Side By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399231162
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 15th, 2001

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together.


Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Stephen Alcorn (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547906041
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Published: Clarion Books - January 8th, 2013

2001 Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than three hundred slaves escape the South on the Underground Railroad. Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S.


Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations By Kelly Starling Lyons, Keith Mallett (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525516095
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 6th, 2019

"Lyons delivers the history of a song that has inspired generations of African-Americans to persist and resist in the face of racism and systemic oppression. . . . A heartfelt history of a historic anthem."--Publishers Weekly

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us.
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.


Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship By Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Selina Alko (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781512404425
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - January 1st, 2018

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation.

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to.


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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling exploration of racism—and antiracism—in America.
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


What Lane? By Torrey Maldonado Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525518433
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 14th, 2020

"If you are wondering how to begin confronting Anti-Black racism in your classroom, start with What Lane?"--School Library Journal: The Classroom Bookshelf

"STAY IN YOUR LANE." Stephen doesn't want to hear that--he wants to have no lane.


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


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Dear Martin By Nic Stone Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys


Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights (Scholastic Focus) By Lawrence Goldstone Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338323481
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Published: Scholastic Focus - January 7th, 2020

A thrilling and incisive examination of the post-Reconstruction era struggle for and suppression of African American voting rights in the United States.

Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote?In a bitter partisan fight over the legislature a


Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.


Genesis Begins Again By Alicia D. Williams Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465809
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019

A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award
A Morris Award Finalist
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the s


Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416905868
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010

From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling first novel in the historical middle grade The Seeds of America trilogy that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom.


Forge (The Seeds of America Trilogy) By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416961451
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2012

“One of the best novels they have ever read.” —Kirkus Reviews

Curzon navigates the dangers of being a runaway slave in this keenly felt second novel in in the historical middle grade The Seeds of America trilogy from acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson.

Blistering winds. Bitter cold.


Ashes (The Seeds of America Trilogy) By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416961475
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the middle grade Seeds of America trilogy.

As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge—but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down.


The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ·  William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547602520
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 29th, 2019

This young adult adaptation of the New York Times bestselling White Rage is essential antiracist reading for teens.

An NAACP Image Award finalist

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A NYPL Best Book for Teens


Piecing Me Together By Renée Watson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681191072
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner
New York Times bestseller
"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson
"Important and deeply moving." --John Green


Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.


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Ghost Boys By Jewell Parker Rhodes Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock (With), Susan Buckley (With), PJ Loughran (Illustrator) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147512161
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Published: Speak - December 27th, 2016

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes--now in paperback will an all-new discussion guide.


Blended By Sharon M. Draper Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442495012
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 7th, 2020

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this “timely but genuine” (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M.


How High the Moon By Karyn Parsons Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316484015
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

To Kill a Mockingbird meets One Crazy Summer in this powerful, bittersweet debut about one girl's journey to reconnect with her mother and learn the truth about her father in the tumultuous times of the Jim Crow South.
"Timely, captivating, and lovely. So glad this book is in the world." --Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming


Stella by Starlight By Sharon M. Draper Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442494985
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 29th, 2016

Sharon M.


Black Brother, Black Brother By Jewell Parker Rhodes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.
Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best.


Anger Is a Gift: A Novel By Mark Oshiro Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250167033
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Published: Tor Teen - May 7th, 2019

The trade paperback edition of the highly buzzed about YA debut from Mark Oshiro, Anger Is a Gift follows a boy from Oakland as he falls in love amidst the chaos of modern America.

*31st Annual Lammy Finalist for LGBTQ Childrens/Young Adult category*
*2019 ALA Schneider Family Book Award Teen Winner*


I Am Alfonso Jones By Tony Medina, John Jennings (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tony Medina, John Jennings (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620142639
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Published: Tu Books - October 10th, 2017

The Latinidad List of Best Books of 2017, Latinidad
Best Books for Teens, New York Public Library
In the Margins Top Ten List, In the Margins
Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens, American Library Association (ALA)
Ten Best Graphic Novels of 2017, Forbes
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)


Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance By Jason Reynolds, Samira Ahmed, L. D. Lewis, Ray Stoeve, Laura Silverman, Sofia Quintero, Keah Brown, Darcie Little Badger, Yamile Saied Méndez, Bethany C. Morrow, Bethany C. Morrow (Editor), Connie Sun (Illustrator), Richie Pope (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338343700
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2019

A young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance.

You might be the kind of person who stands up to online trolls.Or who marches to protest injustice.Perhaps you are #DisabledAndCute and dancing around your living room, alive and proud.Or perhaps you are the trans mentor that you wish you had when you were younger.Maybe you call out false allies, or stand up to


Tyler Johnson Was Here By Jay Coles Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316472180
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

A young man searches for answers after the death of his brother at the hands of police in this striking debut novel, for readers of The Hate U Give.

When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.


We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547602520
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 29th, 2019

This young adult adaptation of the New York Times bestselling White Rage is essential antiracist reading for teens.

An NAACP Image Award finalist

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A NYPL Best Book for Teens


Color Me In By Natasha Díaz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525578239
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 20th, 2019

A powerful coming-of-age novel pulled from personal experience about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds.


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Dig By A.S. King Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101994917
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Medal


When I Was the Greatest By Jason Reynolds, Michael Frost (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Michael Frost (By (photographer))
$11.99
ISBN: 9781442459489
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds, a “funny and rewarding” (Publishers Weekly) coming-of-age novel about friendship and loyalty across neighborhood lines and the hardship of life for an urban teen.

A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I dont really mess with.


All American Boys By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature.


All the Days Past, All the Days to Come By Mildred D. Taylor Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780399257308
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

The saga of the Logan family--made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry--concludes in a long-awaited and deeply fulfilling story.


If You Come Softly By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142415221
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 7th, 2010

A lyrical story of star-crossed love perfect for readers of The Hate U Give, by National Ambassador for Children’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson


Say Her Name By Zetta Elliott, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Loveis Wise (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Loveis Wise (Cover design or artwork by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368045247
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

From award-winning author Zetta Elliott comes a stirring and powerful poetry collection that reveals the beauty, danger, and magic found at the intersection of race and gender.

Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter.


One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547601073
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 17th, 2019

A timely and essential history of Black voter suppression, adapted from the National Book Award longlisted adult book


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Pet By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525647072
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Published: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times • Time • Buzzfeed • NPRNew York Public Library • Publishers Weekly • School Library Journal


Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard By Echo Brown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250309853
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

A William C. Morris Award Finalist

"Brown has written a guidebook of survival and wonder."
The New York Times

"Just brilliant."—Kirkus Reviews


Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration By Rose Brock (Editor), Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Marie Lu Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781524741853
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Published: Penguin Books - February 26th, 2019

★ "This amazing outpouring of strength and honesty offers inspirational personal accounts for every reader who wonders what to do when everything seems impossible." --Booklist, starred review

A 2019 Texas Topaz Reading List Selection

A Junior Library Guild Selection


On the Come Up By Angie Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

The YA love letter to hip-hop—streaming on Paramount+ September 23, 2022! Starring Sanaa Lathan (in her directorial debut), Jamila C. Gray, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Method Man, Mike Epps, GaTa (Davionte Ganter), Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Titus Makin Jr., and Michael Anthony Cooper Jr.


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Dread Nation By Justina Ireland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062570611
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

New York Times bestseller; 6 starred reviews!

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.


You Should See Me in a Crown By Leah Johnson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

A Stonewall Honor Book

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.


I'm Not Dying with You Tonight By Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492678892
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - August 6th, 2019

The New York Times Bestseller!

"An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact. " —Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give


American Street By Ibi Zoboi Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062473059
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018

A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews and multiple awards!


It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) By Trevor Noah Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525582199
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Published: Yearling - April 7th, 2020

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir.
 


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Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice By Bryan Stevenson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580065
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Published: Ember - September 10th, 2019

Bryan Stevenson's incredible fight to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality comes to life in this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson.


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