Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Anti-Racist Books for Grades 4-6

Alexander, Kwame.

Also available in Overdrive, RB Digital, large print, and playaway. Fourteen-year-old twin basketbal... More

Bajaj, Varsha, author.

Also available in Overdrive. Told from two viewpoints, sixth-graders Karina and Chris use social me... More

Craft, Jerry, author, illustrator.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing... More

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills), author.

Also available in Overdrive and playaway. Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and wh... More

Johnson, Varian, author.

Also available in Overdrive, Hoopla, RB Digital, and playaway. Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is sp... More

Lockington, Mariama, author.

Available as playaway. Eleven-year-old Makeda dreams of meeting her African American mother, while ... More

Park, Linda Sue, author.

In Dakota Territory in the 1880s, half-Chinese Hanna and her white father face racism and resistanc... More

Reynolds, Jason, author.

Also available in Overdrive, Hoopla, RB Digital, and paperback. Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter... More

Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.

Also available in Overdrive. Suspended unjustly from elite Middlefield Prep, Donte Ellison studies ... More

Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.

Also available in Overdrive and as a playaway. After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white polic... More

Scheerger, Sarah Lynn, 1975- author.

Ms. Graham's fifth-grade class wants to promote change in the world; but when eight of them ta... More

Strong, Karen, author.

Twelve-year-old Sarah, her Chicago cousin Janie, brainy brother Ellis, and his best friend, Jasper,... More

Taylor, Mildred D.

Also available in Overdrive, paperback, and large type. A black family living in Mississippi durin... More

Weaver, Lila Quintero, author.

Available as playaway. It is 1970 in Red Grove, Alabama, and at Lu Olivera's school the white ... More

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

Also available in Overdrive, Hoopla, RB Digital, as a paperback, and playaway . In the summer of 19... More

Youngblood, Leslie C., author.

Also available in Overdrive, Hoopla, and RB Dibgital. Eleven-year-old Georgie is still adjusting to... More

Rusick, Jessica, author.

Readers learn about the #IAmAWitness movement, from early research and attempts to stop bullying, C... More

Lester, Julius

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

Harris, Duchess, author.

What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Ma... More

Hudson, Wade, editor.

Also available in Overdrive.. What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudic... More

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

The lives of ten Black women activists are featured in an incredible story about courage in the face... More

Paul, Caroline, author.

Being a good citizen means standing up for what's right-and here's just the way to start.... More

Respress-Churchwell, Gloria, author.

Also available in Hoopla and as a wonderbook. A little known civil rights hero and college football ... More

Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

Also available in Overdrive and large print. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always ... More

Latham, Irene, author.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is blac... More

Browne, Mahogany L., author.

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

Jiang, Ji-li.

Also available in RB Digital. An outstanding student and much admired leader of her class, Ji-Li Jia... More

Wright, Adrienne

On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what ... More