Anti-Racism Reading for Kids

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Bao Phi, Thi Bui
Description: "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim
Description: Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong American girl, spends a busy year with her family in their new home, and seeks a way to share the beauty of the world with a grieving neighbor.
Call Number: E Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Sharon Langley, Amy Nathan, Floyd Cooper
Description: "When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Sharon and her parents were the first African American family to walk into the park, and Sharon was the first African American child to ride the merry-go-round. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Sharon's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed
Description: Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait patiently for it to be done.
Call Number: E Sae
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Description: Suspended unjustly from elite Middlefield Prep, Donte Ellison studies fencing with a former champion, hoping to put the racist fencing team captain in his place.
Call Number: J FIC Rho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Sharon M. Draper
Description: Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.
Call Number: J FIC Dra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Ntozake Shange, Kadir Nelson
Description: Examines the life of Martin Luther King's wife, Coretta, who in her own right, was a civil rights pioneer who experienced the injustices of the segregated South and who continued her husband's mission after his assassination.
Call Number: JB Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Lesa Cline-Ransome, Raúl Colón
Description: "The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathematician whose work was critical to the first US space flight"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Carole Boston Weatherford, R. Gregory Christie
Description: "As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Carole Boston Weatherford, Jerome Lagarrigue
Description: The 1960 civil rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, are seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl.
Call Number: E Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Janae Marks
Description: "Avid baker Zoe Washington receives a letter on her twelfth birthday from her biological father, who is in prison for a terrible crime"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Description: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Rho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Carole Boston Weatherford, Jamey Christoph
Description: Presents the life and accomplishments of the first black director in Hollywood who became the first African American photographer for Life magazine.
Call Number: E Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein, James Ransome
Description: "Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play, especially fishing trips. Even when there isn't a bite to catch, he reminds young Michael that it takes patience to get what's coming to you. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening--and sure enough, everyone is lined up at town hall! For the very first time, Granddaddy is allowed to vote, and he couldn't be more proud. But can Michael be patient when justice just can't come soon enough?" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Kacen Callender
Description: "In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad, David E. Roessel, Benny Andrews
Description: A brief profile of African American poet Langston Hughes accompanies some of his better known poems for children.
Call Number: J 811.52 Hug
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Monica Clark-Robinson, Frank Morrison
Description: Under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.
Call Number: E Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
James Baldwin, Yoran Cazac, Nicholas Boggs, Jennifer DeVere Brody
Description: Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood.
Call Number: J FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Andrea Wang, Kana Urbanowicz
Description: "Every day, Ando Momofuku would retire to his lab--a little shed in his backyard. For years, he'd dreamed about making a new kind of ramen noodle soup that was quick, convenient, and tasty to feed the hungry people he'd seen in line for a bowl on the black market following World War II. "Peace follows from a full stomach," he believed. Day after day, Ando experimented. Night after night, he failed. But Ando kept experimenting. With persistence, creativity, and a little inspiration, Ando succeeded. This is the true story behind one of the world's most popular foods"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Wan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Ilyasah Shabazz, AG Ford
Description: Describes how young Malcolm's optimism and faith were challenged by intolerance and a series of tragedies that compelled him to learn self-reliance and how to embrace his individuality to reach his highest potential.
Call Number: JB X
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Alice Faye Duncan, R. Gregory Christie
Description: This historical fiction picture book presents the story of nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson, who in 1968 witnessed the Memphis sanitation strike--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final stand for justice before his assassination--when her father, a sanitation worker, participated in the protest.
Call Number: E Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Linda Williams Jackson
Description: Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are unjustly acquitted, Rose is torn between seeking her destiny outside of Mississippi or staying and being a part of an important movement.
Call Number: J FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Rita Williams-Garcia
Description: In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
Call Number: J FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Linda Sue Park
Description: While working on a project for an after-school club, Julia, a Korean American girl, and her friend Patrick learn not just about silkworms, but also about tolerance, prejudice, friendship, patience, and more. Between the chapters are short dialogues between the author and main character about the writing of the book.
Call Number: J FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Duncan Tonatiuh
Description: Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California.
Call Number: J 379.263 Ton
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Veronica Chambers, Rachelle Baker
Description: "A picture book biography celebrating the life and contributions of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López
Description: Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.
Call Number: E Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Marina Tamar Budhos
Description: In New York in 1971, Jamila and Josie are bused across Queens where they try to fit in at a new, integrated junior high school while their best friend, Francesca, tests the limits at a private school.
Call Number: J FIC Bud
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Brandy Colbert
Description: In a predominately white California beach town, the only two black seventh-graders, Alberta and Edie, find hidden journals that uncover family secrets and speak to race relations in the past.
Call Number: J FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Kekla Magoon
Description: Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.
Call Number: J FIC Mag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
Description: "Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Carole Boston Weatherford, Ekua Holmes
Description: Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.
Call Number: JB Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2020
Andrea Wang, Jason Chin
Description: Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chinese heritage after learning why the plant is so important to her parents.
Call Number: E Wan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Chris Barton, Ekua Holmes
Description: "A picture book of lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Jor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, Olivia Gatwood, Jason Reynolds, Theodore Taylor
Description: A collection of poems by women that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out.
Call Number: J 303.484 Wok
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 11, 2020
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A Different Pond
Bao Phi, Thi Bui
E Phi
Magic Ramen : The Story Of Momofuku Ando
Andrea Wang, Kana Urbanowicz
E Wan
A Map Into The World
Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim
E Yan
Malcolm Little : The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X
Ilyasah Shabazz, AG Ford
JB X
A Ride To Remember : A Civil Rights Story
Sharon Langley, Amy Nathan, Floyd Cooper
E Lan
Memphis, Martin, And The Mountaintop : The Sanitation Strike Of 1968
Alice Faye Duncan, R. Gregory Christie
E Dun
Bilal Cooks Daal
Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed
E Sae
Midnight Without A Moon
Linda Williams Jackson
J FIC Jac
Black Brother, Black Brother
Jewell Parker Rhodes
J FIC Rho
One Crazy Summer
Rita Williams-Garcia
J FIC Wil
Blended
Sharon M. Draper
J FIC Dra
Project Mulberry
Linda Sue Park
J FIC Par
Coretta Scott
Ntozake Shange, Kadir Nelson
JB Kin
Separate Is Never Equal : Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight For Desegregation
Duncan Tonatiuh
J 379.263 Ton
Counting The Stars
Lesa Cline-Ransome, Raúl Colón
JB Joh
Shirley Chisholm Is A Verb!
Veronica Chambers, Rachelle Baker
E Cha
Freedom In Congo Square
Carole Boston Weatherford, R. Gregory Christie
E Wea
The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López
E Woo
Freedom On The Menu : The Greensboro Sit-ins
Carole Boston Weatherford, Jerome Lagarrigue
E Wea
The Long Ride
Marina Tamar Budhos
J FIC Bud
From The Desk Of Zoe Washington
Janae Marks
J FIC Mar
The Only Black Girls In Town
Brandy Colbert
J FIC Col
Ghost Boys
Jewell Parker Rhodes
J FIC Rho
The Season Of Styx Malone
Kekla Magoon
J FIC Mag
Gordon Parks : How The Photographer Captured Black And White America
Carole Boston Weatherford, Jamey Christoph
E Wea
The Undefeated
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
E Ale
Granddaddy's Turn : A Journey To The Ballot Box
Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein, James Ransome
E Ban
Voice Of Freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit Of The Civil Rights Movement
Carole Boston Weatherford, Ekua Holmes
JB Ham
King And The Dragonflies
Kacen Callender
J FIC Cal
Watercress
Andrea Wang, Jason Chin
E Wan
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad, David E. Roessel, Benny Andrews
J 811.52 Hug
What Do You Do With A Voice Like That? : The Story Of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
Chris Barton, Ekua Holmes
JB Jor
Let The Children March
Monica Clark-Robinson, Frank Morrison
E Cla
Woke : A Young Poet's Call To Justice
Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, Olivia Gatwood, Jason Reynolds, Theodore Taylor
J 303.484 Wok
Little Man, Little Man : A Story Of Childhood
James Baldwin, Yoran Cazac, Nicholas Boggs, Jennifer DeVere Brody
J FIC Bal