Antiracist Reads for Kids 4-8

The Undefeated By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black


Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker By Patricia Hruby Powell, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534406230
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 9th, 2020

Learn about the civil rights activist Ella Baker in this inspiring picture book from Sibert Honor winner Patricia Hruby Powell and Caldecott Honor winner R.


All Are Welcome By Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. The perfect back-to-school read for every kid, family and classroom!

In our classroom safe and sound.
Fears are lost and hope is found.


The Day You Begin By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!


Sulwe By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow


I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World) By Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780803740853
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - June 17th, 2014

Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks is the 3rd hero in in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8. (Cover may vary)


Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History By Vashti Harrison, Kwesi Johnson (With) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
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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.


Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold.


Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America By Carole Boston Weatherford, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807530177
Availability: Backordered
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - February 1st, 2015

His white teacher tells her all-black class, You’ll all wind up porters and waiters. What did she know? Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed.


The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist By Cynthia Levinson, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481400701
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2017

Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference.

Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else.

So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham’s segregation laws, she sp


Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library By Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763680466
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Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history.

Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.


The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read By Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524768287
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - January 7th, 2020

Imagine learning to read at the age of 116! Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation's oldest student who did just that, in this picture book from a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and a rising star author.


Who Was Ida B. Wells? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593093351
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous Black female journalist in nineteenth-century America.