Educate & Engage: Social Justice and Racism

Picture Books

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
All the Colors We Are / Todos los Colores de Nuestra Piel
by Katie Kissinger
Black Is a Rainbow Color
by Angela Joy
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
by Derrick Barnes
Don’t Touch My Hair!
by Sharee Miller
Hair Love
by Matthew A. Cherry
Hands Up!
by Breanna J. McDaniel
Hey Black Child
by Useni Eugene Perkins
Intersection Allies: We Make Room for All
by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, Carolyn Choi
M Is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child
by Tiffany A. Rose
Mommy’s Khimar
by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
My Hair is a Garden
by Cozbi Cabrera
Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children
by Sandra L. Pinkney
Someone New
by Anne O’Brien Sibley
Trombone Shorty
by Troy Andrews
We March
by Shane Evans

Youth Fiction

Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz, with Renee Watson
Blended by Sharon M. Draper
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome
For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama Lockington
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
Ghost (Track Series, #1) by Jason Reynolds
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee
Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
New Kid by Jerry Craft
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Youth Nonfiction

The Book Itch by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham and Charles Walter
The Fierce 44 edited by Stephen Reiss
Rise Up!: The Art of Protest by Jo Rippon
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford
Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celeno, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard
This Book is Anti-Racist : 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer by Carole Boston Weatherford
We Are the Change by Selino Alko
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson