A progressive alphabet board book for toddlers.
In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.
A board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.
The main character, Lena, and her Mom, walk throughout their neighborhood appreciating the different shades that people can come in.
This book celebrates a young black girl's hair and teaches the reader to respect her personal space and style.
A simple read that delivers one message: People come in different colors, shapes, and sizes, and that’s great.
This short and vibrant story is about a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what’s best about Saturdays: precious time together.
A picture book that delivers an important message of social acceptance to young children.
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice by Ann Hazzard, Marianne Celano, and Marietta Collins
A picture book that follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community.
This book features Peter, a young Black boy living in a city, who explores his neighborhood after the season's first snowfall. See the other books in the series, as these stories focus on his curiosity, bravery and being a kid.
Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. This picture book explores the root of trauma, how to talk about it and how to overcome it.
This book follows two basketball-playing twin brothers who begin to grapple with their own lives as they drift apart.
Chloe and her friends won’t play with the new girl, Maya. After a lesson from her teacher, Chloe starts to think about how much better it could have been if she’d shown a little kindness toward Maya.
he story of young Malcolm Little who was a natural born leader and how he became to be the person we know of
A book about racism and racial justice, inviting white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it's real, and cultivate justice.
A collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists.
The story of a teenage boy named Justyce as he grapples with the realities of racism after he is arrested by the police.
n this book, twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances.
A debut novel about a 16-year-old girl named Starr who witnesses a White police officer shoot and kill her childhood friend.
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth.
The story of a young girl named Kiera who joins a gaming community. Things go south when someone gets murdered and she doesn't know what to do.
A captivating modern fantasy about black mermaids, friendship, and self-discovery.
This book details the life of an Igbo man named Okonkwo, as he sits and watches the world around his gradually changes due to the European colonization of what is now Nigeria.
A factual, highly readable work of nonfiction about the social movement Black Lives Matter, including the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work Book by Tiffany Jewell
In this book, author, Tiffany Jewell puts together 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action and do the work to deconstruct what racism is and how to be actively anti-racist
A timely and truthful adaptation and timely of Carole Anderson's White Rage, detailing American history and the racial divide crafted by it and how that affects Black Americans currently.
The thought provoking and timely story about the marriage of a middle-class Black couple whose lives are torn apart when one of them is sent to jail for a crime they did not commit.
The book tells the story of a young woman named Pecola who grows up during the years following the Great Depression. Set in 1941, the story tells that due to her mannerisms and dark skin, she is consistently regarded as "ugly" by society, which fuels her desire for the titular, blue eyes that she sees on the White people around her.
Set in the 1960s, the novel follows Elwood Curtis, a studious African American from Tallahassee with a sense of justice, who is adjudicated delinquent and sent to Nickel Academy, a juvenile reformatory in Eleanor, Florida, after riding in a stolen vehicle to attend university classes.
This book details the life of a mixed-race woman living in New York City. The title refers to the concept of "racial passing" and transformative relationship between blackness and whiteness, both on a personal and social level.
Inspired by James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time, Coates takes on this book in the form of a letter to his son about his feelings and experiences as a Black man in America and it's history towards men that look like him.
Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Rosario Morales & Gloria E. Anzaldúa
This feminist anthology centers of the works of women of color, calling on terms like "intersectionality" and more to dissect the ways in in which their multiple identities shape the way their view the world around them.
Written in the form of a letter to his nephew, in this book, James Balwin describes race, American history and the intersections between those topics, religion and more.
This book sheds light on both the past and present waves of feminism and how often many large movements, like the feminist movement, have failed to adopt its practices to include women of color. It is largely important as we move forward in our fight against police brutality as women of color also fight to be heard in that movement as well.
This book has been called a "vital" book in terms of understanding the ways in which racism manifests in various spheres of public and private capacities and how people can go about combating it.
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
An eye-opening read about the challenges that Black people face and how to unpack their experiences as a White person and moreover, how White people can fully understand and utilize their privileges to protect people of color.
This memoir details the life of Janet Mock, an American transgender writer and activist from childhood to adulthood and is a significant for the representation of transgender women in media.
This book breaks down the prison industrial complex system and how is has actually become a form of institutionalized slavery.
From New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen, a revelatory examination of the conservative direction of the Supreme Court over the last fifty years since the Nixon administration.
This book explores the uncomfortability that comes with being White and having to discuss race. Here, he breaks down many of the aggressive and defensive reactions that many White people have when confronted about race and outlines many more productive ways to engage in anti-racist behavior and conversation.
White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue ... and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation by Lauren Michelle Jackson
A rich and detailed exploration on a new generation of racism: cultural appropriation. Here, Lauren Michelle Jackson illustrates the harmful effects of
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Hailed as "vital for anyone working with children", this book demonstrates the psychology of racism, racial identities and the shaping of those identities from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.