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​Antiracism Books for Kids

Raising antiracist children means starting the conversation about race early and not stopping as they grow up. Here are some books to help along the way.


Black brother, black brotherBlack Brother, Black Brother

by Jewell Parker Rhodes







My hair is a garden

My Hair is a Garden
by Cozbi A. Cabrera



Separate is never equal : Sylvia Mendez & her family's fight for desegregationSeparate Is Never Equal

by Duncan Tonatiuh




SaturdaySaturday

by Oge Mora

BlendedBlended

by Sharon M. Draper






Stella by starlightStella by Starlight
by Sharon M. Draper





Esperanza risingEsperanza Rising

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

A good kind of troubleA Good Kind of Trouble
by Lisa Moore Ramée





IslandbornIslandborn
by Junot Díaz

Front deskFront Desk

by Kelly Yang





The only black girls in townThe Only Black Girls in Town
by Brandy Colbert

New kidNew Kid

by Jerry Craft

One crazy summerOne Crazy Summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia

Gone crazy in AlabamaGone Crazy in Alabama
by Rita Williams-Garcia

P.S. Be elevenP.S. Be Eleven

by Rita Williams-Garcia



All are welcomeAll Are Welcome

by Alexandra Penfold



Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to ZDictionary for a Better World

by Irene Latham

When we were aloneWhen We Were Alone

by David A. Robertson



We rise, we resist, we raise our voicesWe Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson




IllegalIllegal

by Eoin Colfer

Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into spaceHidden Figures: Young Readers' Edition

by Margot Lee Shetterly





This book is anti-racistThis Book is Anti-Racist
by Tiffany Jewell





Brown girl dreamingBrown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson





Harbor MeHarbor Me

by Jacqueline Woodson




Harlem's little blackbirdHarlem's Little Blackbird

by Renée Watson

The crossoverThe Crossover

by Kwame Alexander





ReboundRebound
by Kwame Alexander






The snowy dayThe Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

Schomburg : the man who built a librarySchomburg: The man who built a library

by Carole Boston Weatherford




Saving SavannahSaving Savannah

by Tonya Bolden

Rosa ParksRosa Parks

by Joan Stoltman

My year in the middleMy Year in the MIddle

by Lila Quintero Weaver

Princess HairPrincess Hair

by Sharee Miller

The legendary Miss Lena HorneThe Legendary Miss Lena Horne

by Carole Boston Weatherford

Ruth and the Green BookRuth and the Green Book

by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass
by Barbara Kramer




Hair loveHair Love

by Matthew A. Cherry



A is for activistA is for Activist

by Innosanto Nagara

Each kindnessEach Kindness

by Jacqueline Woodson




Black women who daredBlack Women Who Dared

by Naomi Moyer

Are You Being Racially Profiled?Are You Being Racially Profiled?
by Alexandra Hanson-Harding




Not my idea : a book about whitenessNot My Idea: A Book About Whiteness

by Anastasia Higginbotham


A ride to remember : a civil rights storyA Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan



Woke : a young poet's call to justiceWoke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice

by Mahogany L. Browne

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