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.

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So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a revelatory examination of race in America

Protests against racial injustice and white supremacy have galvanized millions around the world. The stakes for transformative conversations about race could not be higher.


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: 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

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
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
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling 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.


Warriors Don't Cry Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416948827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - 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 (Introduction by), Bob Costas (Foreword by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250230423
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 12th, 2020

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BESTSELLER

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
$18.99
ISBN: 9780465060689
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

The classic, New York Times-bestselling book on the psychology of racism that shows us how to talk about race in America.

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy?


One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547601073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 17th, 2019

A timely and essential history of Black voter suppression, adapted from the National Book Award longlisted adult book


We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547602520
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
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
$13.95
ISBN: 9780872867659
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
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
$12.99
ISBN: 9780312661052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
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
$10.99
ISBN: 9780451478726
Availability: Backordered - Subject to Publisher Availability
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
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481486255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
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
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this Pulitzer Prize-winning follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
 


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New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
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
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

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.