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Antiracist Reading List

Light for the World to See
Alexander, Kwame
From NPR correspondent and New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, comes a powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events. A book in the tradition of James Baldwin's "A...
Item No. 9780358539414
$14.99
Looking for Bongo (Hardcover)
Velasquez, Eric
Where could Bongo be? Help a young boy find his beloved toy--and figure out how he got lost to begin with.

The boy knows Bongo was right there with him this morning--but suddenly, Bongo is missing. He asks his whole family if they've seen the stuffed toy. Yo no sé, says abuela, I don't...

Item No. 9780823435654
$16.95
Looking Like Me - Autographed
Christopher Myers

When you look in a mirror, who do you see?

A boy? A girl?
A son? A daughter?
A runner? A dancer?

Whoever and whatever you see–
just put out your fist and give yourself an "I am" BAM!

This jumping, jazzy, joyful picture book by the award-winning...

Item No. AUTOCM7
$19.99
Loretta Little Looks Back
Pinkney, Andrea Davis

From a bestselling and award-winning husband and wife team comes an innovative, beautifully illustrated novel that delivers a front-row seat to the groundbreaking moments in history that led to African Americans earning the right to vote.

Right here, I'm sharing the honest...

Item No. 9780316536776
$17.99
M is for Melanin
Rose, Tiffany
"Contagiously upbeat, joyful, and positive . . . [C]herish this book." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"A must-have for any library that is in need of books with positive representation for and about Black children, as there is no other alphabet book quite like this one." -...

Item No. 9781499812053
$8.99
Magnificent Homespun Brown
Doyon, Samara Cole

2021 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

With vivid illustrations by Kaylani Juanita, Samara Cole Doyon sings a carol for the plenitude that surrounds us and the self each of us is meant to inhabit.
Item No. 9780884487975
$16.95
Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Bright
Myers, Walter Dean

"A compelling account. A perfect blend of well-written text and well-executed illustrations." (School Library Journal starred review)

Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, together with illustrator Leonard Jenkins, delivers a compelling portrayal of one...

Item No. 9780060562014
$7.99
March: Book One
Aydin, Andrew
#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...

Item No. 9781603093002
$14.95
March: Book Three
Aydin, Andrew
Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new...
Item No. 9781603094023
$19.99
March: Book Two
Aydin, Andrew
Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. Now,...
Item No. 9781603094009
$19.95
Mixed Me
Diggs, Taye

Mom and Dad say I'm a blend of dark and light:
We mixed you perfectly, and got you just right.

Mike has awesome hair. He has LOTS of energy! His parents love him. And Mike is a PERFECT blend of the two of them.

Still, Mike has to answer LOTS of questions about being...

Item No. 9781250047199
$17.99
My People
Hughes, Langston
This Coretta Scott King Award-winning photography book based on Langston Hughes's classic poem is perfect for kids and moving and powerful for readers of all ages.

Langston Hughes'​s spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer...

Item No. 9781416935407
$19.99
New Kid
Craft, Jerry

 Staff Pick

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature!

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where...

Item No. 9780062691194
$12.99
Our Skin: A First Conversation about Race
Ralli, Jessica
Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

Developed by...

Item No. 9780593382639
$8.99
Our Skin: A First Conversation about Race (Hardcover)
Ralli, Jessica
Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

Developed by...

Item No. 9780593519394
$14.99
Piecing Me Together
Watson, Renée

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...

Item No. 9781681191072
$9.99
Princess Hair
Miller, Sharee
Princesses with curls wear pearls. Princesses with head wraps take long naps. And princesses with teeny-weeny Afros wear teeny-weeny bows.

Celebrate different hair shapes, textures, and styles in this self-affirming picture book! From dreadlocks to blowouts to braids, Princess Hair...

Item No. 9780316562614
$17.99
Race Cars: A Children's Book about White Privilege
Devenny, Jenny
Race Cars is a children's book about white privilege created to help parents and educators facilitate tough conversations about race, privilege, and oppression.

Written by a clinical social worker and child therapist with experience in anti-bias training and edited by a...

Item No. 9780711262904
$17.99
Run (#1)
Aydin, Andrew
First you march, then you run. From the #1 bestselling, award-winning team behind March comes the first book in their new, groundbreaking graphic novel series, Run: Book One.

"Run recounts the lost history of what too often follows dramatic change--the pushback of those who refuse it and...

Item No. 9781419730696
$24.99
Say Her Name
Elliott, Zetta
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. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the...
Item No. 9781368045247
$18.99
Schomburg: Man Who Built a Library
Weatherford, Carole Boston
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.

Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem...

Item No. 9780763680466
$16.99
Shades of Black: A Celebration
Pinkney, Sandra L
The best-selling picture book is now available as a board book.

I am Black / I am Unique / I am the creamy white frost in vanilla ice cream / and the milky smooth brown in a chocolate bar...Using simple poetic language and stunning photographs, Sandra and Myles Pinkney have created a...
Item No. 9780439802512
$6.99
Something Happened in Our Town
Hazzard, Ann
Now A Minneapolis Children's Theatre Company Original World Premiere Production

Order the companion books, Something Happened in Our Park: Standing Together After Gun Violence and Something Happened to My Dad: A Story About Immigration and Family Separation, now.

...
Item No. 9781433828546
$16.99
Spin a Soft Black Song
Giovanni, Nikki

Spin a Soft Black Song is an illustrated poetry collection from Caldecott Honor and Langston Hughes Medal award-winning author Nikki Giovanni.

With black-and-white art from George Martins, this revised edition of the classic collection features thirty-five poems for and about...

Item No. 9780374464691
$4.95
Stamped (for Kids)
Kendi, Ibram X
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America

RACE. Uh-oh. The R-word.
But...

Item No. 9780316167581
$15.99