Virtual Event: Indies Unite! - Back To School Anti-Racist Panel Discussion Saturday October 3 at 1 p.m.

Indies UNITE! - An Anti-Racist Panel Discussion For Everyone

Saturday, October 3rd at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Indies UNITE! is a group of independent bookstores, working together to bring you powerful, hard-hitting events you won’t want to miss!

We are proud to present the first in an anti-racist panel series featuring authors, illustrators, librarians and industry professionals focused on anti-racism conversations.

Join us for this first panel, featuring Valerie Bolling, Sharon Draper, Cicely Lewis, and Cheryl + Wade Hudson ! We will discuss teaching anti-racism in the classroom, how to create a safe space for students of color and how to tackle talking about anti-racism with students.

If you wish to ask any of our panelists questions, please email your question in advance to: indiesbookstoresunite@gmail.com.

The event will be streamed via Google Meet. You will receive the link after you have registered for a ticket - here.

You can order the panelists books and suggested reading from Children's Book World below.

Event date: 

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
Let's Dance! Cover Image
By Valerie Bolling, Maine Diaz (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635921427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 3rd, 2020

This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features children of diverse backgrounds and abilities tapping, spinning, and boogying away!


Blended Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442495012
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 7th, 2020

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this “timely but genuine” (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M.


Out of My Mind Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416971719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks.

Out of My Mind spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list!

“If there’s one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it


Stella by Starlight Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442494985
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 29th, 2016

Sharon M.


The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121610
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators invite you into their homes to witness the conversations they have with their children about race in America today in this powerful call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racists and advocates for change.


We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580454
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Cheryl Hudson, Erin K. Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525645818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people. Perfect for fans of Rad Women Worldwide, Women in Science, and Girls Think of Everything.


This Is My America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593118764
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2020

"Incredible and searing." --Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system.


Dear Martin Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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


Dear Justyce Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984829665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas.


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #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.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.


Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - September 10th, 2019

Bryan Stevenson's incredible fight to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality comes to life in this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson.


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

#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.


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