These Books Are Anti-Racist!

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Many of these and like-minded titles about anti-racism and diversity building (which we carry all year round at the store) are currently on backorder because of the high demand. Please feel free to order them and when they become available we will let you know. It is best to keep books on "Backorder" or "Available to Order" on separate orders from those "On Our Shelves Now" so we are able to expedite your orders. Publishers are currently reprinting many of these titles and stock is expected on many to become available later this month.

6 Anti-Racist Organizations To Donate To & Support Right Now ...

So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580058827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780711245211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020


Featured by Oprah's Book Club on the Anti-Racist Books for Young Adults list curated by best-selling author Jacqueline Woodson

A USA TODAY Bestseller

Recommended by ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time magazine, and New York

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#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.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
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.

Warriors Don't Cry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416948827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - July 24th, 2007

In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most powerful figures, Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism, but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identity.

24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid Cover Image
By Willie Mays, John Shea, Bob Costas (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781250230423
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 12th, 2020


The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465060689
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated

One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547601073
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 17th, 2019

In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present.

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547602520
Availability: Backordered
Published: 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

Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872867659
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Published: City Lights Books - August 6th, 2019

Chosen a Best Children's Book of the Year by the Bank Street Center

Voted a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews

A biography for younger readers about one of the most influential activists of our time, who was an early advocate for African Americans and for gay rights.

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312661052
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Published: Square Fish - December 21st, 2010

"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.'" - Claudette Colvin

Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451478726
Availability: Backordered
Published: Speak - January 9th, 2018

Revised and updated with new information, this Jane Adams award winner is an in-depth examination of the Emmett Till murder case, a catalyst of the Civil Rights Movement.  

For Every One Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481486255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

“A lyrical masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr.

The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385537070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019



New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 

Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: Backordered
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.

Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.