This List is Anti-Racist

An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780807005934
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Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Education' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora


The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781304489197
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Published: Lulu.com - February 17th, 2016

Drawing from and expanding on the themes of Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this in-depth guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep, meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality in the age of mass incarceration.


Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights (Scholastic Focus): The Struggle for African American Voting Rights Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781338323481
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Published: Scholastic Focus - January 7th, 2020

A thrilling and incisive examination of the post-Reconstruction era struggle for and suppression of African American voting rights in the United States.

Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote?


We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9780807069158
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Published: Beacon Press - February 19th, 2019

Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.


How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color Cover Image
By Andrea Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword by)
$18.90
ISBN: 9780807088982
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Published: Beacon Press - August 1st, 2017

“A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence.” —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow


So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$13.49
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Featured by Oprah's Book Club on the Anti-Racist Books for Young Adults list curated by best-selling author Jacqueline Woodson

A USA TODAY Bestseller

Recommended by ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time magazine, and New York magazine

“…a clear


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR.org

"A rousing call to action for today's feminists. It should be required reading for everyone."--Gabrielle Union, author of We're Going to Need More Wine


A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) Cover Image
$25.16
ISBN: 9780807033555
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Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country


Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights Cover Image
By Mikki Kendall, A. D'Amico (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399581793
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Published: Ten Speed Press - November 5th, 2019

A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights


Say Her Name Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Loveis Wise (Cover design or artwork by)
$17.09
ISBN: 9781368045247
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls.


The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation Cover Image
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Published: Beacon Press - December 26th, 2017

Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America


We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$9.89
ISBN: 9780525580454
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Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.


Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062698735
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.


The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126352
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Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2017

A surprise New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful.


The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982100544
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Published: Atria Books - August 6th, 2019

From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.

Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn’t always been the case.


Heart Berries: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640091603
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 9th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The PBS Newshour/New York Times Book Club January 2020 selection


A People's History of Chicago Cover Image
By Kevin Coval, Chancellor Bennett (Foreword by)
$15.30
ISBN: 9781608466719
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Published: Haymarket Books - March 28th, 2017

Known variously as "'the Windy City,"' "'the City of Big Shoulders,"' or "'Chi-Raq,"' Chicago is one of the most widely celebrated, routinely demonized, and thoroughly contested cities in the world.


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This Is My America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593118764
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2020

"Incredible and searing." --Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system.


There There Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

National Bestseller

One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe
 
Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award


All American Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature.

In this New York Times bestselling novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.


Dear Martin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ∙  William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


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I'm Not Dying with You Tonight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492678892
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - August 6th, 2019

"An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact. " --Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give


Hearts Unbroken Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536213133
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

Winner of an American Indian Youth Literature Award

New York Times
best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and first love.


The Marrow Thieves Cover Image
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Published: Dcb - September 1st, 2017

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream.


Love, Hate and Other Filters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616959999
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Published: Soho Teen - January 8th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this unforgettable debut novel, an Indian-American Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape.

 


Pet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525647072
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Published: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER

"[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities." -The New York Times


When I Was the Greatest Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Michael Frost (By (photographer))
$9.89
ISBN: 9781442459489
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean.


If You Come Softly Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - January 7th, 2010

A lyrical story of star-crossed love perfect for readers of The Hate U Give, by National Ambassador for Children’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature


Internment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316522700
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller!


We Are Not from Here Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984812261
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Published: Philomel Books - May 19th, 2020

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.

Pulga has his dreams.
Chico has his grief.
Pequeña has her pride.


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We Are Not Free Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358131434
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

“All around me, my friends are talking, joking, laughing. Outside is the camp, the barbed wire, the guard towers, the city, the country that hates us.
 
We are not free.


Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948340083
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Published: Dottir Press - July 23rd, 2019

A] celebration of solidarity, allyship, and community...A welcoming resource for conversations about equality and social justice that shows readers how identities are made up of myriad influences.--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338343700
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2019

A young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance.

You might be the kind of person who stands up to online trolls.
Or who marches to protest injustice.

Perhaps you are #DisabledAndCute and dancing around your living room, alive and proud.

Or perhaps you are the trans mentor that you wish you had when you were younger.


Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.


The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544935204
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book

"A beautifully mea


What Lane? Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780525518433
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 14th, 2020

"STAY IN YOUR LANE." Stephen doesn't want to hear that--he wants to have no lane.


New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$11.69
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


Piecing Me Together Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681191072
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson

"Important and deeply moving." --John Green


Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.


Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525554974
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Published: Kokila - March 17th, 2020

One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian.


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Each Tiny Spark Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451479723
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Published: Kokila - August 6th, 2019

From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community.

A SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD HONOR FOR MIDDLE GRADE


The Only Black Girls in Town Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316456388
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert's debut middle-grade novel about the only two black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.


Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781633224988
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Published: Seagrass Press - August 7th, 2018

"Not only does this book highlight an important civil rights activist, it can serve as an introduction to child activism as well as the movement itself. Valuable." — Kirkus Reviews starred review

"Relatable and meaningful ...


Where Are You From? Cover Image
By Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780062839930
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Published: HarperCollins - June 4th, 2019

This resonant and award-winning picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesn’t have a simple answer. A great conversation starter in the home or classroom—a book to share, in the spirit of I Am Enough by Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo.


Black Is a Rainbow Color Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781626726314
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020

A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.

Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but

My color is black . . .
And there’s no BLACK in rainbows.


Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.

Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.


Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.


Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.


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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781580059510
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Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?


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Published: Verso - October 10th, 2017

How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative