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Antiracist Baby Picture Book book
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Antiracist Baby Picture Book
Written by Ibram X. Kendi & illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
Thoughts from Joanna Ho
Clear, direct steps for raising an anti-racist child. Provides many great discussion starters with kids.
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-6

From the National Book Award-winning author of <i>Stamped from the Beginning</i> and <i>How to Be an Antiracist </i>comes a new 9x9 picture book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves, now with added discussion prompts to help readers recognize and reflect on bias in their daily lives. <p/><b>Featured on Good Morning America, NPR’s Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!</b> <p/>Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow <i>Antiracist Baby</i>’s nine easy steps for building a more equitable world. <p/>With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, <i>Antiracist Baby</i> introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, <i>Antiracist Baby</i> is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.

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This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work book
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This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work
Thoughts from Joanna Ho
Synthesizes complex topics into simple language that an elementary student could understand, but that feels accessible to high school students too. Clear steps and activities for youth to practice anti-racism.
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Recommend Ages: 10-17
Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.
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The Proudest Blue book
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The Proudest Blue
Written by Ibtihaj Muhammad & illustrated by Hatem Aly and S. K. Ali
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school–and two sisters on one’s first day of hijab–by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad. With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It’s the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it’s her older sister Asiya’s first day of hijab–a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong. Paired with Hatem Aly’s beautiful, whimsical art, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali bring readers an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are.

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The Undefeated book
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The Undefeated
Written by Kwame Alexander & illustrated by Kadir Nelson
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Recommend Ages: 6-9

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 in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world’s greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.

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March: Book One book
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March: Book One
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Recommend Ages: 13-16
#1 New York Times Bestseller
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  • March: Book Two - Joanna Ho -

  • March: Book Three - Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today’s world. <p/>By the fall of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement has penetrated deep into the American consciousness, and as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is guiding the tip of the spear. Through relentless direct action, SNCC continues to force the nation to confront its own blatant injustice, but for every step forward, the danger grows more intense: Jim Crow strikes back through legal tricks, intimidation, violence, and death. The only hope for lasting change is to give voice to the millions of Americans silenced by voter suppression: “One Man, One Vote.” <p/>To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative campaigns, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and an all-out battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television. <p/>With these new struggles come new allies, new opponents, and an unpredictable new president who might be both at once. But fractures within the movement are deepening … even as 25-year-old John Lewis prepares to risk everything in a historic showdown high above the Alabama river, in a town called Selma. <p/><b>Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature<br>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br>2017 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner<br>2017 Michael L. Printz Award Winner<br>2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Winner<br>2017 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction - Winner<br>2017 Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature - Winner<br>2017 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award Winner<br>2017 <i>LA Times</i> Book Prize for Young Adult Literature - Finalist<br> </b>

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It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way book
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It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way
Written by Kyo Maclear & illustrated by Julie Morstad
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

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Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All
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Recommend Ages: 6-12

[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

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning
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Recommend Ages: 13-17
The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
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Woke Baby
Written by Mahogany L. Browne & illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
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Recommend Ages: 1-3

For all the littlest progressives, waking up to seize a new day of justice and activism. Woke babies are up early. Woke babies raise their fists in the air. Woke babies cry out for justice. Woke babies grow up to change the world. This lyrical and empowering book is both a celebration of what it means to be a baby and what it means to be woke. With bright playful art, Woke Baby is an anthem of hope in a world where the only limit to a skyscrapper is more blue.

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Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me
Written by Daniel Beaty & illustrated by Bryan Collier
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Recommend Ages: 5-6

Every morning, I play a game with my father.He goes knock knock on my doorand I pretend to be asleeptill he gets right next to the bed.And my papa, he tells me, “I love you.” But what happens when, one day, that “knock knock” doesn’t come? This powerful and inspiring book shows the love that an absent parent can leave behind, and the strength that children find in themselves as they grow up and follow their dreams.

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