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Anti-Racism Reading List for Young Readers

The recommended books below are anti-racist and specifically combat anti-Blackness. To see the recommendations broken down by age group, click here. For anti-racism books for adults, click here. For our Black Voices book list, click here.

A is for Activist Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781609805395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: Backordered
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

Woke Baby Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250308986
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - December 31st, 2018

Hands Up! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552314
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Published: Dial Books - January 22nd, 2019

Let's Talk About Race Cover Image
By Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064462266
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2008

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340007
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433828546
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Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

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The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

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Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

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Ghost Boys Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

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A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836687
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 12th, 2019

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A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062836694
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 16th, 2020

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Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580065
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Published: Ember - September 10th, 2019

Piecing Me Together Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681191072
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

Say Her Name Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Loveis Wise (Cover design or artwork by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368045247
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

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A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope Cover Image
By Patrice Caldwell (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984835659
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338343700
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2019

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Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250311207
Availability: Backordered
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable (Adapted for Young Adults) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781642590227
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 3rd, 2019

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This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

All American Boys Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Monster: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062274991
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Published: HarperAlley - October 20th, 2015

Monster Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780064407311
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Published: Amistad - March 5th, 2019

Anger Is a Gift: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250167033
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Published: Tor Teen - May 7th, 2019

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The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

I Am Alfonso Jones Cover Image
By Tony Medina, John Jennings (Illustrator), Stacey Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620142639
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Published: Tu Books - October 10th, 2017

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On the Come Up Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

How It Went Down Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250068231
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Published: Square Fish - December 15th, 2015

Light It Up Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250128898
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 22nd, 2019