Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Antiracist Books for Grades 2-3

Muhammad, Ibtihaj, 1985- author.

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

Ada, Alma Flor.

Third grader María Isabel, born in Puerto Rico and now living in the U.S., wants badly to fit in a...

Cheng, Andrea.

Also available as an e-book through Overdrive and Hoopla. Follows a young Chinese American girl, as ...

Grimes, Nikki.

Also available as an e-book and e-audio through Overdrive and an e-audio through Hoopla. Spunky thir...

Stoudemire, Amar

Between sports, school, and working for his father, eleven-year-old Amar'e's life is full...

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux, author.

Also available as an e-book through Hoopla. A young girl recounts the reasons why her great-grandmot...

Johnson, Chelsea, author.

A handy book about intersectionality that depicts the nuances of identity and embraces difference a...

Roberts, Jillian, 1971- author.

Also available as an e-audio through Hoopla. Gives a comprehensive introduction to the topic of prej...

Spilsbury, Louise, author.

In Racism and Intolerance, children can get answers to questions like: "What does it mean to b...

Lester, Julius. 1939-2018

The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation&#...

Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola, author.

Presents the life of Clara Luper, an African-American teacher and local civil rights leader who tau...

Clark-Robinson, Monica, author.

Also available as an e-book and e-audio through Overdrive and Hoopla. 1963, Birmingham, Alabama. Aft...

Diesen, Deborah, author.

A powerful look at the evolution of voting rights in the United States, from our nation's foun...

Alexander, Kwame, author.

Also available as an e-book through Overdrive. "The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crosso...

Browne, Mahogany L., author.

Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; do...

Browne, Mahogany L., author.

A collection of poems by women that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, t...

Gragg, Sanya Whittaker, author.

Ten year old Avery is in a panic over the shooting of another unarmed black man. His parents decide...

Celano, Marianne, author.

Also available as an e-audio through Hoopla. After discussing the police shooting of a local Black ...