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Reading Against Racism Booklist

antiracism library displayAre you planning on attending the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Forum on Hate and Bias next week on May 11th? Below is a book list for all ages with titles that help teach and spread awareness on racial justice, racial equity, and anti-racism. Click the link to view summaries or to place a hold.

Picture Books
A Place to Land by Barry Wittenstein – Youth Nonfiction 323.092 W
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman – Youth Picture Books PEN
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X Kendi – Board Books
Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds – Youth Picture Books REY
Don’t Touch My Hair! By Sharee Miller – Youth Picture Books MIL
Goggles by Jack Ezra Keats – Youth Picture Books KEA
Hair Love by Matthew Cherry – Youth Picture Books CHE
I Am Enough by Grace Byers – Youth Picture Books BYE
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes – Youth Picture Books BAR
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena – Youth Picture Books PEN
Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester – Youth Nonfiction 305.8 L
M is for Melanin by Tiffany Rose – Youth Nonfiction 305.23 R
Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper – Youth Picture Books COO
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbottom – Parent/Teacher Collection 305.8 H
Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama – Youth Nonfiction 179 O
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o – Youth Picture Books NYO
That Is My Dream! by Langston Hughes and Daniel Miyares – Youth Picture Books HUG
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander – Youth Picture Books ALE
This is Your Time by Ruby Bridges – Youth Nonfiction 379.2 B
We Are a Garden by Lisa Westberg Peters – Youth New Nonfiction 304.8 P

Middle Grade Books
Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz – Youth Fiction SHABAZZ
Blended by Sharon Draper – Youth Fiction DRAPER
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia Williams – Youth Fiction WILLIAMS
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee – Youth Fiction RAMEE
The Long Ride by Marina Budhos – Youth Fiction BUDHOS
New Kid by Jerry Craft – Youth Graphic Novel CRA
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia – Youth Fiction WILLIAMS-GARCIA
The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert – Youth Fiction COLBERT
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon – Youth Fiction MAGOON
Stamped (For Kids) by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi – Youth New Nonfiction 305.8 R
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore – Youth Fiction MOORE
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper – Youth Fiction DRAPER
Tight by Torrey Maldonado – Youth Fiction MALDONADO
What Lane by Torrey Maldonado – Youth Fiction MALDONADO

Young Adult Books
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson – Teen Fiction JOHNSON
American Street by Ibi Zoboi – Teen Fiction ZOBOI
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes – Teen Fiction RHODES
Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington – Teen Fiction LOCKINGTON
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson – Teen Nonfiction BIO WOODSON
Dear Martin by Nic Stone – Teen Fiction STONE
Dig by A.S. King – Teen Fiction KING
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Teen Fiction THOMAS
Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults by Bryan Stevenson – Teen Nonfiction 340.092 S
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds – Teen Fiction REYNOLDS
March: Book One by John Lewis – Teen Graphic Novels MAR
The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert – Teen Fiction COLBERT
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi – Teen Fiction EMEZI
Slay by Brittney Morris – Teen Fiction MORRIS
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi – Teen Nonfiction 305.8 R
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore – Teen Fiction MOORE
This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewel – Teen Nonfiction 305.8 J
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson – Teen Nonfiction 323 H
Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker – Teen Nonfiction PARKER

Adult Books
Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston – Adult Nonfiction 306.362 H
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – Adult Nonfiction 305.8 C
Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt – Adult Nonfiction 303.385 E
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein – Adult Nonfiction 305.8 R
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward – Adult Nonfiction 305.896 W
Good Talk by Mira Jacob – Adult Graphic Novel GOO
Heavy by Kiese Laymon – Adult Nonfiction BIO LAYMON
How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? By N.K. Jemisin – Adult Science Fiction JEMISIN
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi – Adult Nonfiction 305.8 K
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness by Austin Channing – Adult Nonfiction 305.896 B
Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith – Adult Nonfiction 305.242 S
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson – Adult Nonfiction 353.4 S
Magical Negro by Morgan Parker – Adult Nonfiction 811.6 P
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem – Adult Nonfiction 305.896 M
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander – Adult Nonfiction 364.973 A
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo – Adult Nonfiction 305.8 O
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi – Adult Nonfiction 305.8 K
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson – Adult Nonfiction 304.809 W
Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim – Adult Nonfiction 810.809 E
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memior by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele – Adult Nonfiction BIO KHAN-CULLORS
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo – Adult Nonfiction 305.8 D