Anti-Racism Reads

Stories to Share with Families and Young Readers | Topics for Teen and Young Adult Readers | Learning about Race for Adult Readers

Stories to Share with Families and Young Readers

Titles for Pre-K – Kindergarden
the day you begin book cover

The Day You Begin, Jacqueline Woodson (e-book and e-audiobook)

my hair is a garden book cover

My Hair is a Garden, Cozbi A. Cabrera (e-book)

all are welcome book cover

All are Welcome, Alexandra Penfold 

love book cover

Love, Matt de la Peña  

a is for activist book cover

A is for Activist, Innosanto Nagara

i am enough book cover

I Am Enough, Grace Byers

hair love book cover

Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry

Mixed Me! book cover

Mixed Me!, Taye Diggs

Happy in Our Skin book cover

Happy in Our Skin, Fran Manushkin

hands up book cover

Hands Up!, Breanna J. McDaniel

Looking like me book cover

Looking Like Me, Walter Dean Myers

sulwe book cover

Sulwe, Lupita Nyong’o, Lupita

The Breaking News book cover

The Breaking News, Sarah Lynne Reul

Bilal Cooks Daal book cover

Bilal Cooks Daal, Aisha Saeed

in your hands book cover

In Your Hands, Carole Boston Weatherford

Dreamers book cover

Dreamers, Yuyi Morales

Not My Idea - A Book About Whiteness book cover

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, Anastasia Higginbotham

Dreamers book cover

Hey Black Child, Useni Eugene Perkins

Titles for 2nd-4th Grade
Let the children march book cover

Let the Children March, Monica Clark-Robinson  

Let's talk about race book cover

Let’s Talk About Race, Julius Lester 

the undefeated book cover

The Undefeated, Kwame Alexander

Racism and intolerance book cover

Racism and Intolerance, Louise Spilsbury 

My Name is Maria Isabel book cover

My Name is Maria Isabel, Alma Flor Ada

The Year of the Book book cover

The Year of the Book, Andrea Cheng

Home Court book cover

Home Court, Amar Stoudemire

Don't Call Me Grandma book cover

Don’t Call Me Grandma, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Titles for 4-6th Grade
The Crossover book cover

The Crossover, Kwame Alexander

ghost book cover

Ghost, Jason Reynolds

Count Me In book cover

Count Me In, Varsha Bajaj

Blended book cover

Blended, Sharon M. Draper

The Parker Inheritance book cover

The Parker Inheritance, Varian Johnson

Roll of thunder, hear my cry book cover

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor

My year in the middle book cover

My Year in the Middle, Lila Quintero Weaver

One Crazy Summer book cover

One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia

Love Like sky book cover

Love Like Sky, Leslie C. Youngblood

For Black Girls Like Me book cover

For Black Girls Like Me, Mariama Lockington

Prairie Lotus book cover

Prairie Lotus, Linda Sue Park

Black Brother, Black Brother book cover

Black Brother, Black Brother, Jewell Parker Rhodes

Operation Frog Effect book cover

Operation Frog Effect, Sarah Lynn Scheerger

Just South of Home book cover

Just South of Home, Karen Strong

Let's talk about race book cover

Let’s Talk About Race, Julius Lester 

New Kid book cover

New Kid, Jerry Craft

Ghost Boys book cover

Ghost Boys, Jewell Parker Rhodes

Topics for Teen and Young Adult Readers

Modern Racial Injustice (Fiction)
Modern Racial Injustice (Nonfiction)
Racism in History
Protesting and Activism (Nonfiction)
Protesting and Activism (Fiction)
yes no maybe so book cover

Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

he said she said book cover

He Said, She Said, Kwame Alexander

The Doubt Factory book cover

The Doubt Factory, Paolo Bacigalupi

Wide Awake book cover

Wide Awake, David Levithan

Watch Us Rise book cover

Watch Us Rise, Renée Watson

Moxie book cover

Moxie, Jennifer Mathieu

Americus book cover

Americus, M. K. Reed

Hearts Unbroken book cover

Hearts Unbroken, Cynthia Leitich Smith

White Rose book cover

White Rose, Kip Wilson

10 Things I Hate About Pinky book cover

10 Things I Hate About Pinky, Sandhya Menon
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