Anti-Racism Reading Lists

Antii-Facism Book List

Looking for Anti-Racism reading lists? Here are a few of them! All of the listed books can be found in HPL's catalog and are recommended by our librarians. You can either access these digitally or by placing a hold for curbside pick-up. Be sure to check back, since these lists will be continually updated. 

 

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Adult

Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
By Saad, Layla F.
Foreword by Diangelo, Robin
2020-01 - Sourcebooks
9781728209807 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller

"Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice."--New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert

Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, …More
 

How to Be an Antiracist
How to Be an Antiracist
By Kendi, Ibram X.
2019-08 - One World
9780525509288 Check Our Catalog

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society--and in ourselves.

"The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind."--The New York Times

NAMED ONE OF THE …More
 

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
By Kendi, Ibram X.
2016-04 - Bold Type Books
9781568584638 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
National Book Awards (2016)

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.

Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America--it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and …More
 

Stony the Road: The Fall of Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow
Stony the Road: The Fall of Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow
By Gates, Henry Louis
2019-04 - Penguin Press
9780525559535 Check Our Catalog

 

The New York Times bestseller.

A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.

The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar …More
 

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
By Rothstein, Richard
2017-05 - Liveright Publishing Corporation
9781631492853 Check Our Catalog

 

 

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation--that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of …More
 

So You Want to Talk about Race
So You Want to Talk about Race
By Oluo, Ijeoma
2018-01 - Seal Press (CA)
9781580056779 Check Our Catalog

 

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America

Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her …More
 

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
By Khan-Cullors, Patrisse
Author Bandele, Asha
Foreword by Davis, Angela
2018-01 - St. Martin's Press
9781250171085 Check Our Catalog

 

 

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

New York Times Editor's Pick.

Library Journal Best Books of 2019.

TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."

O, Oprah's Magazine's "10 Titles to Pick Up Now."

Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards Winner …More
 

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Our Movement
Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Our Movement
By Carruthers, Charlene
2018-08 - Beacon Press
9780807019412 Check Our Catalog

 

A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.

Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the …More
 

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
By Coates, Ta-Nehisi
2017-10 - One World
9780399590566 Check Our Catalog

 

In this "urgently relevant"* collection featuring the landmark essay "The Case for Reparations," the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*--including the election of Donald Trump.

New York Times Bestseller - Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, the Los Angeles …More
 

What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation about Race in America
What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation about Race in America
By Dyson, Michael Eric
2018-06 - St. Martin's Press
9781250199416 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Named a 2018 Notable Work of Nonfiction by The Washington Post

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Winner, The 2018 Southern Book Prize

NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY: Chicago Tribune - Time - Publisher's Weekly

A stunning follow up to New …More
 

The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
By Leamer, Laurence
- William Morrow & Company
9780062458346 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history--the Ku Klux Klan.

On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, …More
 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism
By DiAngelo, Robin
Foreword by Dyson, Michael Eric
2018-06 - Beacon Press
9780807047415 Check Our Catalog

 

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to …More
 

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
By Dyson, Michael Eric
2017-01 - St. Martin's Press
9781250135995 Check Our Catalog

 

 

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER - NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post - Bustle - Men's Journal - The Chicago …More
 

Eloquent Rage: One Black Feminist's Refusal to Bow Down
Eloquent Rage: One Black Feminist's Refusal to Bow Down
By Cooper, Brittney
2018-02 - St. Martin's Press
9781250112576 Check Our Catalog

 

 

An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 - NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library - Mashable - The Atlantic - Bustle - The Root - Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer") - NPR …More
 

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
By Channing Brown, Austin
2018-05 - Convergent Books
9781524760854 Check Our Catalog

 

From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America.

Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools, organizations, …More
 

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning
By Reynolds, Jason
Author Kendi, Ibram X.
2020-03 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316453691 Check Our Catalog

 

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller

A timely, crucial, and empowering 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. …More
 

Overground Railroad: The Green Book & Roots of Black Travel in America
Overground Railroad: The Green Book & Roots of Black Travel in America
By Taylor, Candacy
2020-01 - Abrams Press
9781419738173 Check Our Catalog

 

The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists

Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned …More
 

Separate: A Story of Race, Resistance, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation
Separate: A Story of Race, Resistance, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation
By Luxenberg, Steve
2019-02 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393239379 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the …More
 

The Blood of Emmett Till
The Blood of Emmett Till
By Tyson, Timothy B.
- Simon & Schuster
9781476714844 Check Our Catalog

 

* Longlisted for the National Book Award * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017 * An Atlanta Journal-Constitution Best Southern Book of 2017 *

This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement--the 1955 …More
 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
By Stevenson, Bryan
2015-08 - One World
9780812984965 Check Our Catalog

 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX - A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

" Bryan Stevenson's] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me …More
 

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
By Anderson, Carol
Foreword by Durbin, Dick
2018-09 - Bloomsbury Publishing
9781635571370 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

Longlisted for the National Book Award in Nonfiction

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by:

Washington Post * Boston Globe * NPR* Bustle * BookRiot * New York Public Library

From the award-winning, New York Times …More
 

Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago
Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago
By Gartz, Linda
2018-04 - She Writes Press
9781631523205 Check Our Catalog

 

Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Redlined exposes the racist lending rules that refuse mortgages to anyone in areas with even one black resident. As blacks move deeper into Chicago's West Side during the 1960s, whites flee by the thousands. But Linda Gartz's parents, Fred and Lil choose to stay in their integrating neighborhood, overcoming previous prejudices as they …More
 

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
By Forman, James
2017-04 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374189976 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

Long-listed for the National Book Award

Finalist, Current Interest Category, Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017

Short-listed for the Inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social …More
 

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
By Eberhardt, Jennifer L.
2019-03 - Viking
9780735224933 Check Our Catalog

 

"A fascinating new book... Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is] a genius."--Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

"Poignant....important and illuminating."--The New York Times Book Review

"Groundbreaking."--Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy

From one of the world's leading experts on unconscious racial bias come stories, science, and …More
 

Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives Are Surveilled and How to Work for Change
Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives Are Surveilled and How to Work for Change
By Hattery, Angela J.
Author Smith, Earl
2017-12 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
9781442276956 Check Our Catalog

 

From Trayvon Martin to Freddie Gray, the stories of police violence against Black people are too often in the news. In Policing Black Bodies Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith make a compelling case that the policing of Black bodies goes far beyond these individual stories of brutality. They connect the regulation of African American people in many settings, including the public education system and …More
 

 

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Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
By Levine, Ellen
Illustrator Nelson, Kadir
2008-03 - Scholastic Press
9780439777339 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award (2010), Black-Eyed Susan Award (2008), Buckaroo Book Award (2009), Caldecott Medal (2008), California Young Reader Medal (2012), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2008), Colorado Children's Book Award (2009), Delaware Diamonds Award (2008), Golden Sower Award (2010), Keystone to Reading Book Award (2009), Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award (2010), North Carolina Children's Book Award (2009), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2010), Red Clover Award (2009), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2009), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2009), Volunteer State Book Awards (2011), West Virginia Children's Book Award (2009)

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In this powerful story, Levine weaves together the extraordinary events in the life of Henry "Box" Brown, who as a young boy hid in a wooden crate in one of the most amazing escapes using the Underground Railroad. …More
 

The Day You Begin
The Day You Begin
By Woodson, Jacqueline
Illustrator López, Rafael
2018-08 - Nancy Paulsen Books
9780399246531 Check Our Catalog

 

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

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpr Illustrator Award winner Rafael L pez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.

…More
 

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
By Harrison, Vashti
2017-12 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316475112 Check Our Catalog

 

Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author-illustrator Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African-American women who shaped history. …More
 

The Undefeated
The Undefeated
By Alexander, Kwame
Illustrator Nelson, Kadir
2019-04 - Versify
9781328780966 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Caldecott Medal (2020), Coretta Scott King Award (2020), Newbery Medal (2020)

The Newbery Award-winning author of "The Crossover" pens an ode to Black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Full color. …More
 

Hands Up!
Hands Up!
By McDaniel, Breanna J.
Illustrator Evans, Shane W.
2019-01 - Dial Books
9780525552314 Check Our Catalog

 

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.

A young black girl lifts her baby hands up to greet the sun, reaches her hands up for a book on a high shelf, and raises her hands up in praise at a church service. …More
 

I Am Enough
I Am Enough
By Byers, Grace
Illustrator Bobo, Keturah A.
2018-03 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
9780062667120 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner

This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another--from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo.

This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and …More
 

Hey Black Child
Hey Black Child
By Perkins, Useni Eugene
Illustrator Collier, Bryan
2017-11 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316360302 Check Our Catalog

 

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honoree Collier brings Perkins' classic, inspirational poem to life in this adaptation previously published in Black Fairy and Other Plays in 1993. Full color. 9 1/2 x 11 5/16. …More
 

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice
By Celano, Marianne
Author Collins, Marietta
Author Hazzard, Ann
2018-03 - Magination Press
9781433828546 Check Our Catalog

 

A Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection

National Parenting Product Award Winner (NAPPA)

Emma and Josh heard that something happened in their town. A Black man was shot by the police.

"Why did the police shoot that man?"

"Can police go to jail?"

Something Happened in Our Town follows two families -- one …More
 

Sulwe
Sulwe
By Nyong'o, Lupita
Illustrator Harrison, Vashti
2019-10 - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
9781534425361 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Coretta Scott King Award (2020)

A New York Times bestseller

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 powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Sulwe …More
 

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
By Barnes, Derrick
Illustrator James, Gordon C.
2017-10 - Agate Bolden
9781572842243 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Caldecott Medal (2018), Coretta Scott King Award (2018), Newbery Medal (2018)

Barnes' smooth, fresh words and James' lush, vibrant illustrations capture the confidence, pride, and magic black and brown boys feel the moment they get a new haircut and admire their own beautiful reflections in the mirror. Full color. 8 1/2 x 11. …More
 

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore
By Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux
Illustrator Christie, R. Gregory
2015-11 - Carolrhoda Books (R)
9780761339434 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Coretta Scott King Award (2016)

 

In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch--a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore.

And as far as Lewis Michaux Jr. could tell, his father's bookstore was one of a kind. People from all over came to visit the store, even famous people--Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, and …More
 

A Good Kind of Trouble
A Good Kind of Trouble
By Ramee, Lisa Moore
2019-03 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
9780062836687 Check Our Catalog

 

A debut author offers up a funny and big-hearted middle-grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what's right, ideal for fans of Angie Thomas's "The Hate U Give". …More
 

Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming
By Woodson, Jacqueline
2014-08 - Nancy Paulsen Books
9780399252518 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Alabama Camellia Award (2016), Black-Eyed Susan Award (2016), Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (2015), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2015), Children's Book Committee Award (2015), Coretta Scott King Award (2015), Cybils (2014), E.B. White Read Aloud Award (2015), Georgia Children's Book Award (2016), Great Stone Face Book Award (2016), Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2016), L.A. Times Book Prize (2014), National Book Awards (2014), Nevada Young Readers' Award (2016), Newbery Medal (2015), North Carolina Children's Book Award (2016), Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (2015), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2016), Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award (2015), SIBA Book Award (2015)

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

A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner

Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

Raised in South Carolina and New York, …More
 

Ghost Boys
Ghost Boys
By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
2018-04 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316262286 Check Our Catalog

 

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.

An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next PickA Walter Award winner

Only the living can make the world …More
 

Clean Getaway
Clean Getaway
By Stone, Nic
2020-01 - Crown Books for Young Readers
9781984892973 Check Our Catalog

 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a middle-grade road-trip story through American race relations past and present, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma: Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED. Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's …More
 

The Only Black Girls in Town
The Only Black Girls in Town
By Colbert, Brandy
2020-03 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316456388 Check Our Catalog

 

Award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert's debut middle-grade novel about the only two black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't …More
 

March: Book One
March: Book One
By Lewis, John
Author Aydin, Andrew
Illustrator Powell, Nate
2013-08 - Top Shelf Productions
9781603093002 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Coretta Scott King Award (2014), Cybils (2013), Georgia Children's Book Award (2015), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2015), Sequoyah Book Awards (2016), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2016), Volunteer State Book Awards (2016)

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon and key figure of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of …More
 

Blended
Blended
By Draper, Sharon M.
2018-10 - Atheneum Books
9781442495005 Check Our Catalog

 

Eleven-year-old Isabella's blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper.

Eleven-year-old Isabella's parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she's Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend …More
 

Betty Before X
Betty Before X
By Shabazz, Ilyasah
Author Watson, Renee
2018-01 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
9780374306106 Check Our Catalog

 

 

*A New York Public Library Best Children's Book of 2018 *

*A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2018*

*A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018*

In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty's house doesn't quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can't shake the feeling that her mother doesn't want her. …More
 

The Parker Inheritance
The Parker Inheritance
By Johnson, Varian
2018-03 - Arthur A. Levine Books
9780545946179 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Coretta Scott King Award (2019)

A Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor winner * Four Starred Reviews * Over Ten Best-of-Year Lists

Powerful.... Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve. -- The New York Times Book Review

A Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe / Horn …More
 

Genesis Begins Again
Genesis Begins Again
By Williams, Alicia
2019-01 - Atheneum Books
9781481465809 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
John Steptoe New Talent Award (2020), Newbery Medal (2020), William C. Morris YA Debut Award (2020)

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 …More
 

The Stars Beneath Our Feet
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
By Moore, David Barclay
- Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9781524701253 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Coretta Scott King Award (2018), John Steptoe New Talent Award (2018)

"The right story at the right time. . . . It's not just a narrative; it's an experience. It's the novel we've been waiting for." --The New York Times

A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother's death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity.

** WINNER OF THE CORETTA …More
 

The Hate U Give Movie Tie-In Edition
The Hate U Give Movie Tie-In Edition
By Thomas, Angie
2018-09 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
9780062871350 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Coretta Scott King Award (2018), Michael L. Printz Award (2018), William C. Morris YA Debut Award (2018)

 

The acclaimed, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, and Common.

This hardcover edition features the movie poster art, full-color photos, and Angie Thomas in conversation with Amandla Stenberg and director George Tillman Jr.

8 starred reviews …More
 

All American Boys
All American Boys
By Reynolds, Jason
Author Kiely, Brendan
2015-09 - Atheneum Books
9781481463331 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Coretta Scott King Award (2016)

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

In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning novel, two teens--one black, one white--grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.

A bag of …More
 

Tyler Johnson Was Here
Tyler Johnson Was Here
By Coles, Jay
2018-03 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316440776 Check Our Catalog

 

When Marvin Johnson's twin brother, Tyler, is shot and killed by a police officer, Marvin must fight injustice to learn the true meaning of freedom n this striking and heartbreaking debut novel, commenting on current race relations in America. …More
 

Dear Martin
Dear Martin
By Stone, Nic
2017-10 - Crown Books for Young Readers
9781101939499 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
William C. Morris YA Debut Award (2018)

Raw, captivating, and undeniably real-Stone boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut. OAn absolutely incredible, honest, gut-wrenching look at what it means to be young and black in 21st-century America. A must-read!ONAngie Thomas, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Hate U Give." …More
 

How It Went Down
How It Went Down
By Magoon, Kekla
2015-12 - Square Fish
9781250068231 Check Our Catalog

 

After 16-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. In their own words, Tariq's friends, family, and community grapple for a way to say with certainty how it went down. …More
 

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning
By Reynolds, Jason
Author Kendi, Ibram X.
2020-03 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316453691 Check Our Catalog

 

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller

A timely, crucial, and empowering 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. …More

 

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So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

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Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

 

 

 

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A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu

Race Matters by Cornel West

Tales of Two Americas, John Freeman, ed.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

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