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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.

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

Antiracist Baby Board Book By Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

Woke Baby By Mahogany L. Browne, Theodore Taylor, III (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250308986
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - December 31st, 2018

Hands Up! By Breanna J. McDaniel, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552314
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Dial Books - January 22nd, 2019

Let's Talk About Race By Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064462266
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2008

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) By Anastasia Higginbotham Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433828546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

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The Undefeated By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) 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 By Jewell Parker Rhodes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

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Ghost Boys By Jewell Parker Rhodes 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 By Lisa Moore Ramée Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836687
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 12th, 2019

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A Good Kind of Trouble By Lisa Moore Ramée 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 By Bryan Stevenson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580065
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Published: Ember - September 10th, 2019

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

Say Her Name By Zetta Elliott, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Loveis Wise (Cover design or artwork by) 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 By Patrice Caldwell (Editor) Cover Image
By Patrice Caldwell (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984835659
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
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 By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi 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 By Jason Reynolds, Samira Ahmed, L. D. Lewis, Ray Stoeve, Laura Silverman, Sofia Quintero, Keah Brown, Darcie Little Badger, Yamile Saied Méndez, Bethany C. Morrow, Bethany C. Morrow (Editor), Connie Sun (Illustrator), Richie Pope (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338343700
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But 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 By Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, Olivia Gatwood, Theodore Taylor, III (Illustrator), Jason Reynolds (Contributions by) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250311207
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable (Adapted for Young Adults) By Michael Bennett, Dave Zirin 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 (Empower the Future #1) By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator) 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 By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Monster: A Graphic Novel By Walter Dean Myers, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator), Guy A. Sims Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062274991
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 20th, 2015

Monster By Walter Dean Myers Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780064407311
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Anger Is a Gift: A Novel By Mark Oshiro Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250167033
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Published: Tor Teen - May 7th, 2019

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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America By Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, Dhonielle Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Jay Coles, Lamar Giles, Leah Henderson, Justina Ireland, Varian Johnson, Kekla Magoon, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, Liara Tamani, Renée Watson, Rita Williams-Garcia Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062698735
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

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The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

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

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On the Come Up By Angie Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498564
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

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

Light It Up By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250128898
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 22nd, 2019