#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
#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.
The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
New York Times Editor’s Pick.
Library Journal Best Books of 2019.
TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."
O, Oprah’s Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.”
Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards Winner
The Root Best of 2018
Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we’ll no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James
“The most important book for me this year.” --Emma Watson
Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016
The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated
The New York Times and USA Today bestseller This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it
This colorful gift book introduces readers to the anti-racist movement through the stirring words of leaders, including the new generation of heroes building social justice and racial equity in the 21st century.
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America
New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection
One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction
Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfi
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
With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all.
ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
#26 on The Guardian's list of 100 best nonfiction books of all time, the essays explore what it means to be Black in America
In the late 1930s, the federal government embarked on an unusual project. As a part of the Works Progress Administration's efforts to give jobs to unemployed Americans, government workers tracked down 3,000 men and women who had been enslaved before and during the Civil War. The workers asked them probing questions about slave life. What did they think about their slaveholders?
Finalist for the 2018 National Council on Crime & Delinquency's Media for a Just Society AwardsNominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction) A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book A Kirkus Best Book of 2017
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A renowned journalist and legal commentator exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America’s mass incarceration crisis—and charts a way out.
Genocide—the intent to destroy in whole or in part, a group of people.
TIME's 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019
Book Riot's 50 of the Best Books to Read This Fall
Awarded "Special Recognition" by the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Book & Journalism Awards
Finalist for the American Bar Association's 2018 Silver Gavel Book Award
Named one of the "10 books to read after you've read Evicted" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A bold and impassioned meditation on injustice in our country that punctures the illusion of a postracial America and reveals it as a place where authoritarianism looms large.
A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.
A veteran activist's guide to direct action and strategic civil disobedience as the most radical and rapid means to social change
A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences -- even for the white voters they promise to help
Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and the Boston Globe
$17.00ISBN: 9781250214805Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Picador - March 26th, 2019
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER from the author of OUR TIME IS NOW
"Abrams's own grit, coupled with her descriptions of much stumbling and self-doubt, will...touch you in a way few books by politicians can." —The New York Times
PRAISE FOR STACEY ABRAMS$18.00ISBN: 9780807057674Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - February 5th, 2019
Historian and civil rights activist proves how progressive movements can flourish even in conservative times.$18.99ISBN: 9781547601073Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury YA - September 17th, 2019
A timely and essential history of Black voter suppression, adapted from the National Book Award longlisted adult book$18.00ISBN: 9780735223608Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - June 11th, 2019
An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform.” —NPR.org$16.95ISBN: 9780804170918Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Anchor - March 31st, 2020
2020 J. ANTHONY LUKAS PRIZE WINNER
From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods.$28.00ISBN: 9781541736153Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: PublicAffairs - March 10th, 2020The former mayor of Charlottesville delivers a vivid, first-person chronicle of the terror and mayhem of the August 2017 "Unite the Right" event, and shows how issues of extremism are affecting not just one city but the nation itself.$16.00ISBN: 9780807005934Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018
An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights$17.00ISBN: 9781250174536Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Picador - October 16th, 2018
A Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
Insightful and searing essays that celebrate the vibrancy and strength of black history and culture in America by critically acclaimed writer Jabari Asim$17.00ISBN: 9780374537449Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NON-FICTON
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWS' 10 BEST BOOKS
LONG-LISTED FOR THE THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FINALIST, CURRENT INTEREST CATEGORY, LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZES$29.99ISBN: 9781250064363Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: St. Martin's Press - October 29th, 2019
A revealing book about how government, law enforcement, and bureaucratic interests are seizing our property, our children, our savings, and our fundamental American rights—and how to fight back.$18.00ISBN: 9780735224957Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - March 3rd, 2020
"Poignant....important and illuminating."—The New York Times Book Review
"Groundbreaking."—Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy
From one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious racial bias come stories, science, and strategies to address one of the central controversies of our time$20.00ISBN: 9781555976903Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014
* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:$26.00ISBN: 9780525560548Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking - February 25th, 2020
A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020
"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$26.00ISBN: 9780143134442Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2020
"Sister Outsider's teachings, by one of our most revered elder stateswomen, should be read by everyone." -Essence
Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature, with a foreword by Mahogany L. Browne.Email or call for price.ISBN: 9780399589041Availability: Hard to FindPublished: One World - March 26th, 2019
A “beautiful and eye-opening” (Jacqueline Woodson), “hilarious and heart-rending” (Celeste Ng) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.$25.00ISBN: 9781524760854Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Convergent Books - May 15th, 2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.
$28.00ISBN: 9780316532860Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Hachette Books - January 14th, 2020An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill).
Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of bla$17.95ISBN: 9780679763888Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - October 4th, 2011
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER
$16.00ISBN: 9781501125669Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - March 5th, 2019
*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*
In this powerful, provocative, and universally lau$16.00ISBN: 9781501126352Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - June 20th, 2017
The 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.$19.99ISBN: 9780991331307Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Elephant Room Press - January 9th, 2014
For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction.$17.99ISBN: 9780316491372Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Orbit - August 13th, 2019
Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.$17.99ISBN: 9780061120060Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Amistad - May 30th, 2006
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith$13.95ISBN: 9780679744726Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - December 1st, 1992
An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection
A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.$16.00ISBN: 9780807083697Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004
The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.$14.95ISBN: 9780307278449Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - May 8th, 2007
New York Times Bestseller$16.00ISBN: 9780307455925Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Anchor - March 4th, 2014
From the award-winning, bestselling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun—the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race, belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.$16.00ISBN: 9780679732761Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - March 14th, 1995
Both a deeply compelling bestselling novel and an epic milestone of American literature.$14.99ISBN: 9781328911247Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice.” —Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review
“An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny.” —George Saunders
“Dark and captivating and e$17.00ISBN: 9781250083258Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Picador - March 1st, 2016
Winner of the Man Booker Prize
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction
Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature
New York Times Bestseller
Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review$26.00ISBN: 9780525538882Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020
A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE
“A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine
$17.00ISBN: 9781501126079Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - May 8th, 2018
WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, i$26.99ISBN: 9780062913197Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Amistad - March 24th, 2020
A startling debut about class and race, Lakewood evokes a terrifying world of medical experimentation—part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.$17.00ISBN: 9780525509073Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: One World - February 4th, 2020
“An incisive and necessary” (Roxane Gay) debut for fans of Get Out and Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, about a father’s obsessive quest to protect his son—even if it means turning him white$14.95ISBN: 9780307740922Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - January 26th, 2016
A fiery and provocative novel, God Help the Child weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult.$19.99ISBN: 9781250214751Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tordotcom - January 21st, 2020
A Publishers Weekly Best of 2020 Top Ten Pick!
Winner of the 2020 New England Book Award for Fiction!$25.00ISBN: 9781640092587Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Counterpoint LLC - November 5th, 2019
"This stunning novel is told in alternating chapters from the points of view of two African-American women connected by blood but divided by time: a biracial single mom in 2017 and a former sharecropper turned farm-owning widow in 1924" as they discover the dangers that threaten to upend their lives transcend generations (The New York Times Book Review, A Notable Book of the Year).$28.00ISBN: 9780316509848Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Orbit - March 24th, 2020"A glorious fantasy."--Neil GaimanThree-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.$26.00ISBN: 9780525541905Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK
"The most provocative page-turner of the year." --Entertainment Weekly
"I urge you to read Such a Fun Age." --NPR$14.99ISBN: 9780711245211Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com
Now available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey$18.99ISBN: 9780316453691Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.$17.99ISBN: 9781338343700Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2019A 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.
$10.99ISBN: 9780062698735Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$10.99ISBN: 9780525580454Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$10.99ISBN: 9781547602520Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 29th, 2019
This young adult adaptation of the New York Times bestselling White Rage is essential antiracist reading for teens.
An NAACP Image Award finalist
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A NYPL Best Book for Teens$18.99ISBN: 9780062498533Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$17.99ISBN: 9781481465809Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019
A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award
A Morris Award Finalist
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the s$17.99ISBN: 9780525518778Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020
An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.$16.99ISBN: 9780316456388Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$8.99ISBN: 9781416905868Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010
If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?
As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom.$8.99ISBN: 9781416961451Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2012
For many readers, Forge “will be one of the best novels they have ever read” (starred review from Kirkus Reviews)!
Blistering winds. Bitter cold. And the hope of a new future.$8.99ISBN: 9781416961475Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017
Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the Seeds of America trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which Kirkus Reviews called “the best book you’ll ever read.”
As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge—but thei$10.99ISBN: 9780763636791Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - January 22nd, 2008
Anderson’s imaginative and highly intelligent exploration of . . . the ambiguous history of America’s origins will leave readers impatient for the sequel. — The New York Times Book Review$12.99ISBN: 9780763646264Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - October 13th, 2009
Sequel to the National Book Award Winner!
"A novel of the first rank, the kind of monumental work Italo Calvino called ‘encyclopedic’ in the way it sweeps up history into a comprehensible and deeply textured pattern." — The New York Times Book Review$9.99ISBN: 9781101939529Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$10.99ISBN: 9780062473059Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018
A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews and multiple awards!
American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys.$8.99ISBN: 9780544935204Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book
"A beautifully mea$16.99ISBN: 9780062836687Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - March 12th, 2019
From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give and the novels of Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds.$16.99ISBN: 9780316493802Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best.
$8.99ISBN: 9780440414124Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - September 8th, 1997
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement.$8.99ISBN: 9780525515142Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - April 21st, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.$10.99ISBN: 9780147515827Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016
Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems.
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
A President Obama "O" Book Club pick$7.99ISBN: 9780316262262Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.$8.99ISBN: 9780140384512Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - November 27th, 2001
The stunning repackage of a timeless Newbery Award Winner, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!
With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart.$7.99ISBN: 9780545331814Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - December 30th, 2014A Mississippi town in 1964 gets riled when tempers flare at the segregated public pool.$8.99ISBN: 9780547577319Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2011
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day.$8.99ISBN: 9780061962790Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2013
Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award!$9.99ISBN: 9780545106061Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 30th, 2013Four starred reviews greeted this new, groundbreaking classic from Deborah Wiles!$9.99ISBN: 9780545106085Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Inc. - May 30th, 2017*A 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST*
It's 1964, and Sunny's town is being invaded. Or at least that's what the adults of Greenwood, Mississippi, are saying. All Sunny knows is that people from up north are coming to help people register to vote. They're calling it Freedom Summer.
$19.99ISBN: 9780545106092Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, the remarkable story of two cousins who must take a road trip across American in 1969 in order to let a teen know he's been drafted to fight in Vietnam. Full of photos, music, and figures of the time, this is the masterful story of what it's like to be young and American in troubled times.
$10.99ISBN: 9781681191072Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018
Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner
New York Times bestseller
"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.$8.99ISBN: 9781481422802Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 29th, 2017
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
Finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award
ILA Young Adults’ Choices
“A provocative, sensitive, and oh-so-timely read.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Ambitious, thought-provoking, and very readable.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Vaught brings$8.99ISBN: 9780385378475Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - March 8th, 2016
A Children’s Book Review Seven Middle Grade Books for African American History Month Pick$13.99ISBN: 9781419715365Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - April 21st, 2015$7.99ISBN: 9780545782319Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - January 30th, 2018Everything's changing for Sarah Beth Willis. After Robin's tragic accident, everyone seems different somehow. Days on the farm aren't the same, and the simple fun of riding a bike or playing outside can be scary. And there's talk in town about the new sixth-grade teacher at Shady Creek. Word is spreading quickly--Mrs. Smyre is like no other teacher anyone has ever seen around these parts.$16.99ISBN: 9781338282801Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - September 3rd, 2019An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.$7.99ISBN: 9781328603920Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2019From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy-selling Warriors Don’t Cry comes an ardent and profound childhood memoir of growing up while facing adversity in the Jim Crow South.
Long before she was one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals was a warrior.$12.99ISBN: 9780062691194Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature!$15.99ISBN: 9780711245679Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the inspiring minister and civil rights activist.
Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers: his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher…so maybe he’d become a great p$5.99ISBN: 9780448447230Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Workshop - December 27th, 2007
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.$5.99ISBN: 9780448486789Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2015
Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done.$21.99ISBN: 9781452125909Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Chronicle Books - January 31st, 2017
From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it.$5.99ISBN: 9780451532619Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Workshop - December 5th, 2017
The wife of Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader in her own right, playing a prominent role in the African American struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.$18.99ISBN: 9780823443314Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Neal Porter Books - August 27th, 2019
As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized.
Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List$17.99ISBN: 9780525579649Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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. Perfect for every kid, family or classroom!
In our classroom safe and sound.
Fears are lost and hope is found.$18.99ISBN: 9780399246531Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!$17.99ISBN: 9781328780966Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Versify - April 2nd, 2019Winner 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 life$17.99ISBN: 9781534451865Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - October 15th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller!
A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait.
When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald’s transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn’t just s$17.99ISBN: 9780062798602Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - July 9th, 2019
A picture book for magical yet imperfect girls everywhere, written by debut author Ashley Franklin and perfect for fans of such titles as Matthew A. Cherry's Hair Love, Grace Byers's I Am Enough, and Lupita Nyong'o's Sulwe.$16.99ISBN: 9781433828546Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018
A NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 INDIEBOUND BEST SELLERA Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection National Parenting Product Award Winner (NAPPA)$17.99ISBN: 9781626726314Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9781534425361Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$17.99ISBN: 9781524768287Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Schwartz & Wade - 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780544704527Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration2019
I couldn't play on the same playground as the white kids.
I couldn't go to their schools.
I couldn't drink from their water fountains.
There were so many things I couldn't do.
In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama,$17.99ISBN: 9780062839930Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$18.99ISBN: 9780545478533Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 27th, 2015For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.
$18.99ISBN: 9780399257742Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA Today Bestseller
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015$17.99ISBN: 9780545399968Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Orchard Books - January 5th, 2016Some people had rights, while others had none.
Why shouldn't they have them, too?
$19.99ISBN: 9780618397402Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 20042005 Coretta Scott King Award Winner
Toni Morrison has collected a treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegregation. These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for Ms.$17.99ISBN: 9781481400701Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$15.99ISBN: 9780803740853Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dial Books - June 17th, 2014
"We can all be heroes" is the message entertainingly told in this picture-book biography series from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Brad Meltzer.$8.99ISBN: 9780593110416Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Kokila - June 16th, 2020
A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!