Advancing Racial Equity

Juvenile Fiction

Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes
J Rhodes

After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till.

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A Good Kind of Trouble

Lisa Moore Ramée
J Ramee

After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity.

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Juvenile Graphic Novel

New Kid

Jerry Craft
J-GN Craft New Kid

After his parents send him to a prestigious private school known for its academics, Jordan Banks finds himself torn between two worlds.

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Juvenile Nonfiction

All the Colors We Are

Katie Kissinger
J 612.79 Kis

Explains, in simple terms, the reasons for skin color, how it is determined by heredity, and how various environmental factors affect it.

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Let's Talk About Race

Julius Lester
J 305.8 Le

Offers readers a poetic introduction to the topic of race as the differences and unique features of races are celebrated while discussing the important bond everyone shares with one another as human beings through many common similarities.

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Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness

Anastasia Higginbotham
J 305.8 Hig
Series: Ordinary terrible things

People of color are eager for white people to deal with their racial ignorance. White people are desperate for an affirmative role in racial justice.

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Something Happened in Our Town

Marianne Celano
J 305.8 Cel

Following a police shooting, two families—one White and one Black—discuss the event, its aftermath, and what they can do to help.

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy

Tony Medina
J 811 Med

A fresh perspective of young men of color depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and much more.

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This Book is Antiracist

Tiffany Jewell
- Illustrated by Aurélia Durand
J 305.8009 Jew

This book is written for the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life.

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Juvenile Picture Books

I Walk with Vanessa

Kerascoët
Ej Ker

An elementary school girl witnesses the bullying of another girl, but she is not sure how to help.

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Strictly No Elephants

Lisa Mantchev

When the local Pet Club will not admit his tiny pet elephant, a little boy discovers a way to help everyone understand that pets, like all friends, come in many shapes and sizes.

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