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Students in Grades K+

A is for Activist (Innosanto Nagara)

All the Colors We Are Todos Los Colores de Nuestra Piel The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color (Katie Kissinger)

Angel Child, Dragon Child (Michele Maria Surat)

Baseball Saved Us (Ken Mochizuki)

Emmanuel’s Dream (Laurie Ann Thompson et al.)

Freedom in Congo Square (Carole Weatherford)

I am Jazz (Jessica Herthel/ Jazz Jennings)

Jacob’s New Dress (Sarah Hoffman et al.)

Last Stop on Market Street  (Matt de La Peña, Christian Robinson)

Let’s Talk About Race (Julius Lester)

Lillian’s Right to Vote (Jonah Winter)

Little Leaders: Bold Women in African American History (Vashti Harrison)

Lost and Found Cat  (Doug Kuntz et al.)

One (Karen Otoshi)

Separate is Never Equal (Duncan Tonatiuh)

The Name Jar  (Yangsook Choi)

The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial (Susan Goodman (set in Boston))

The Other Side (Jacqueline Woodson, E.B. Lewis)

This Is How We Do It : One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World (Matt Lamothe)

This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration (Jaqueline Woodson, James Ransome)

Thunder Boy Junior (Sherman Alexie)

When We Were Alone (David Robertson, Julie Flett)

Students in Grades 5+  (In addition to Brown Girl Dreaming)

Ambassador (William Alexander)

American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang)

Armstrong & Charlie (Steven B. Frank)

Flying Lessons and Other Stories (Ellen Oh et al.)

Ghost (Jason Reynolds)

Hidden Figures Young Readers Edition (Margot Shetterly)

Home of the Brave (Katherine Applegate)

Inside Out and Back Again (Thanhha Lai)

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse (Joseph Marshall et al.)

Little Leaders: Bold Women in African American History (Vashti Harrison)

Maniac Magee (Jerry Spinelli)

One Crazy Summer (Rita Williams Garcia)

Out of My Mind (Sharon Draper)

Save Me a Seat (Sarah Weeks, Gita Varadarajan)

Saving Montgomery Sole (Mariko Tamaki)

Refugee (Alan Gratz)

The Crossover (Kwame Alexander)

The First Rule of Punk (Celia C. Pérez)

The Mighty Miss Malone (Christopher Paul Curtis)

The Sound of Life and Everything (Krista Van Dolzer)

The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat (Grace Lin)

Wonder (RJ Palacio)

Students in Grades 9+ (in addition to Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race)

All American Boys  (Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely)

American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang)

American Street  (Ibi Zoboi)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Benjamin Alire Sáenz)

Being Jazz (Jazz Jennings)

Darius and Twig (Walter Dean Myers)

March series, Books 1-3 (John Lewis et al.)

Mexican Whiteboy (Matt de la Peña)

Piecing Me Together (Renee Watson)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (Heidi W. Durrow)

The Hate U Give  (Angie Thomas)

The Sun is Also a Star (Nicola Yoon)

Tomboy (Liz Prince)

Tyrell (Coe Booth)

When Dimple Met Rishi (Sandhya Menon)

Adult Non-Fiction

A Different Mirror (Ronald Takaki)

Barbara Beckwith’s extensive booklist

Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories (Eddie Moore, Marguerite W. Penick-Parks, and Ali Michael, Editors)

Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation (Kimberly Jade Norwood, Editor)

Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing (Vernā Myers)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander)

Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy (Maggie Anderson)

Raising White Kids, Bringing Up Children in Racially Unjust America (Jennifer Harvey)

Speak Up! (Sub/Urban Justice, collection of student voices)

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (Michael Eric Dyson)

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Richard Rothstein)

The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)

The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys (Eddie Moore, Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick-Parks, Editors)

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace (Jeff Hobbs)

The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)

Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future (Tom Shapiro)

What if I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People (Vernā Myers)

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race (Beverly Daniel Tatum)

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It (Shelly Tochluk)

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (Beverly Tatum)

 

Adult Fiction

Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Beloved (Toni Morrison)

Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)

Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)

Native Son (Richard Wright)

Salvage the Bones & Sing Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)

The Good Lord Bird (James McBride)

The Sellout  (Paul Beatty)

Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)