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Racial Inclusion Reading Lists

Books about Race

  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

  • How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad

  • Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch

  • Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

​​Books for Children about Race

  • Saturday by Oge Mora

  • How Mamas Love Their Babies by Juniper Fitzgerald and Elise Peterson

  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho and Dung Ho

  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice by Ann Hazzard, Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Jennifer Zivoin

  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

  • What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris

  • If You're Going to a March by Martha Freeman and Violet Kim

  • I am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown and Jason Brown

  • Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o and Vashti Harrison

  • Hair Love by Matthew Cherry and Vashti Harrison

  • The Best Diwali Ever by Sonali Shah and Chaaya Prabhat

  • In My Mosque by M. O. Yuksel and Hatem Aly

  • Hats of Faith by Medeia Cohan-Petrolino and Sarah Wals

  • The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S. K. Ali

  • Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh

  • We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

  • Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal

  • Grandma's Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

  • Anti-Racist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi and Ashley Lukashevsky

  • M is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child by Tiffany Rose

Books for Young People about Race

  • New Kid by Jerry Craft

  • We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

  • Young, Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins

  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor and David Kearney

  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer by Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes

  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds and Kadir Nelson

  • How to Fight Racism: Young Reader's Edition by Jemar Tisby

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