Lists and Suggestions for Kids


Category: Grades 4-6

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...

Bajaj, Varsha, author.

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

Craft, Jerry, author, illustrator.

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

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

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

Johnson, Varian, author.

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

Lockington, Mariama, author.

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

Park, Linda Sue, author.

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

Reynolds, Jason, author.

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

Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.

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

Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.

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

Scheerger, Sarah Lynn, 1975- author.

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

Strong, Karen, author.

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

Taylor, Mildred D.

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

Weaver, Lila Quintero, author.

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

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

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

Youngblood, Leslie C., author.

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

Rusick, Jessica, author.

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

Lester, Julius

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

Harris, Duchess, author.

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

Hudson, Wade, editor.

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

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

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

Paul, Caroline, author.

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

Respress-Churchwell, Gloria, author.

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

Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

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

Latham, Irene, author.

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

Browne, Mahogany L., author.

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

Reiss, Stephen, 1957- editor.

Available as a ebook and eaudio. A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents 44 of America...

Jiang, Ji-li.

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

Wright, Adrienne

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