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Black Voices: Picture Books as Antiracist Resources

All books on display in the "Black Voices: Picture Books as Antiracist Resources" exhibition, on view at The Carle's Reading Library until January 3, 2021.

Find the entire booklist and additional resources on our bookstore blog here.

Hands Up (Softcover)
McDaniel, Breanna J

This triumphant picture book celebrates Black joy by reclaiming a charged phrase and showing readers how resistance can be part of their everyday lives.

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...

This triumphant picture book celebrates Black joy by reclaiming a charged phrase and showing readers how resistance can be part of their everyday lives.

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...

Item No. 9780593326640
$8.99
Hands Up!
McDaniel, Breanna J
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,...

Item No. 9780525552314
$17.99
Heart and Soul (paperback)
Nelson, Kadir

The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. In Heart and Soul, Kadir Nelson's stirring paintings and words grace 100-plus pages of a gorgeous picture book--a beautiful gift for readers of all ages, a treasure to share...

Item No. 9780061730795
$9.99
Heart and Soul-Autographed
Nelson, Kadir

Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five...

Item No. AUTOKN5
$21.99
Heart and Soul: The Story of Americ and African Americans
Kadir Nelson


Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews.

The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage...

Item No. 9780061730740
$21.99
Homemade Love
Hooks, Bell
The world-renowned poet, cultural critic, feminist theorist, intellectual, and award-winning author, bell hooks, brings together with the resplendent artwork of Shane W. Evan, a beautiful board book perfect for little hands.

PRAISE FOR HOMEMADE LOVE


...

Item No. 9781484799352
$7.99
Honeysmoke
Fields, Monique

A young biracial girl looks around her world for her color. She finally chooses her own, and creates a new word for herself--honeysmoke.

Simone wants a color.

She asks Mama, "Am I black or white?"

"Boo," Mama says, just like mamas do, "a color is just a word."...

Item No. 9781250115829
$17.99
I Am Alfonso Jones
Medina, Tony

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,...

Item No. 9781620142639
$18.95
I Am Enough
Byers, Grace

A #1 New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.

This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another...

Item No. 9780062667120
$18.99
I Am Every Good Thing (with Signed Bookplate)
Barnes, Derrick
An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. A perfect gift for any special occasion!

I am
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am...

Item No. 9780525518778
$17.99
I Too Am America
Hughes, Langston
Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.

I, too, sing America.
I am the...

Item No. 9781442420083
$17.99
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall
Various Poets

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, American Library Association (ALA)
Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist, Texas Library Association (TLA)
Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA)
Best Books of the Year, Parenting magazine
Children's Books Mean Business,...

Item No. 9781584300168
$10.95
IntersectionAllies PB
Choi, Carolyn

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

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

The brainchild of three women-of-color sociologists, IntersectionAllies is a smooth, gleeful entry into...

Item No. 9781948340571
$14.95
IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All
Choi, Carolyn

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

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

[A] celebration of solidarity, allyship, and community...A welcoming resource for...

Item No. 9781948340083
$18.95
Last Stop on Market Street
de la Peña, Matt
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
Winner of the Newbery Medal
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

This award-winning modern classic--a must-have for every child's home...

Item No. 9780399257742
$18.99
Layla's Happiness
Tallie, Mariahadessa Ekere

Affirmations of black childhood abound, and whimsical wishes float like dandelion fluff. Equally as imaginative as the lyrical text, Corrin's boldly colored, textured illustrations beautifully capture the buoyant spirit of Layla, a brown girl exuding confidence, comfortable in her own...

Item No. 9781592702886
$17.95
Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving
Frank, John

A collection of original poems centered on giving and spontaneous acts of kindness, which also incorporate larger themes of community, intergenerational relationships, young mentors, and care for the environment.

Now in paperback!

The spread of warmth

...

Item No. 9781620148297
$10.95
Let the Children March
Clark-Robinson, Monica

This powerful picture book introduces young readers to a key event in the struggle for Civil Rights. Winner, Coretta Scott King Honor Award.

In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their rights after hearing Dr. Martin...

Item No. 9780544704527
$17.99
Let's Talk About Race
Lester, Julius

This wonderful book should be a first choice for all collections and is strongly recommended as a springboard for discussions about differences." --School Library Journal (starred review)

In this acclaimed book, the author of the Newbery Honor Book To Be a...

Item No. 9780064462266
$7.99
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 for Bongo (Softcover)
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. 9780823437672
$7.99
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
Milo's Museum
Elliott, Zetta
Milo is excited about her class trip to the museum. The docent leads them on a tour and afterward Milo has time to look around on her own. But something doesn't feel right, and Milo gradually realizes that the people from her community are missing from the museum. When her aunt urges her to find a...
Item No. 9781537580968
$10.00
Mommy's Khimar
Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah
Selected as a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness!

A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother's colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah...

Item No. 9781534400597
$17.99
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