Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Anti-Racist Picture Books

Nagara, Innosanto.

Also available in Hoopla. A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the nex...

Byers, Grace.

Also available as an e-audio through Hoopla. Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others...

Cabrera, Cozbi A.

Also, available as an e-book through Hoopla. After being teased yet again about her unruly hair, Ma...

Cherry, Matthew A.

Also available in Overdrive and as an e-audio through Hoopla. A little girl's daddy steps in t...

de la Peña, Matt.

Also available in English and Spanish as an e-book through OverDrive/Libby. Illustrations and easy-...

Diggs, Taye.

Also available as an e-audio through Hoopla. Told in rhyming text, Mike is a mixed-race boy, comple...

Doyon, Samara Cole.

Also available in Hoopla. Joyful young narrators celebrate feeling at home in one's own skin. ...

Evans, Kristina.

In a rhythmically-written conversation between parent and child, Mama lists her son's many goo...

Manushkin, Fran.

Bouquets of babies sweet to hold: cocoa-brown, cinnamon, and honey gold. Ginger-colored babies, pea...

McDaniel, Breanna J.

A young girl lifts her hands up in a series of everyday moments before finally raising her hands in...

Muhammad, Ibtihaj.

Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to scho...

Myers, Walter Dean.

Also available in Hoopla and as a kit. Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people...

Nyong'o, Lupita.

Also available as e-book through OverDrive/Libby. When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make f...

Penfold, Alexandra.

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, ...

Pinkney, Sandra L.

Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of African American children. ...

Reul, Sarah Lynne.

When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and nei...

Rose, Tiffany.

Each letter of the alphabet contains affirming, Black-positive messages, from A is for Afro, to F i...

Saeed, Aisha.

Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait pa...

Weatherford, Carole Boston

A prayer from mother to son that he will always be in safe hands. ...

Woodson, Jacqueline.

Also available as an e-book and e-audio through OverDrive/Libby. Other students laugh when Rigob...

Morales, Yuyi.

Also available as a DVD, an e-book and e-audio through OverDrive/Libby, and an e-audio and movie th...

Higginbotham, Anastasia.

Also available in Hoopla. A white child sees a TV news report of a white police officer shooting an...

Perkins, Useni Eugene.

Also available as a VOX book. A lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks t...