Racial Equity Nonfiction YA Books

A list highlighting our racial history, memoirs of individuals affected by racial injustice, and ideas on how to move forward.

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Ink knows no borders : poems of the immigrant and refugee experience

Summary: "With authenticity, integrity, and insight, this collection of poems addresses the many issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees, such as cultural and...

Contents: Departure: July 30, 1984 /Joseph O. Legaspi --Immigrant /Lena Khalaf Tuffaha --First light /Chen Chen --Origin/Adoption /Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello --Dear America /Sholeh Wolpé --Second attempt...

Apple : skin to the core : a memoir in words and pictures - Gansworth, Eric, 1965-

Summary: "The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside." Eric Gansworth is telling his story in Apple (Skin to...

Contents: Apple Records -- The red album -- Dog Street. Side A ; Side B -- Get back -- Liner notes.

Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you - Reynolds, Jason,

Summary: "A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, adapted from the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning"--

They called us enemy - Takei, George, 1937-

Summary: Presents a graphic memoir detailing the author's experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the choices his family made in the face of...

An indigenous peoples' history of the United States for young people - Reese, Debbie, 1959-

Summary: "Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism...

Singled out : the true story of Glenn Burke - Maraniss, Andrew,

Summary: "The true story of Glenn Burke, a "hidden figure" in the history of sports: the inventor of the high five and the first openly gay MLB player"--

Separate no more : the long road to Brown v. Board of Education - Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947-

Summary: An evocative chronicle of the battle that led to America's landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling shares insights into the abuses of the "separate but equal" system and how such courageous...

Contents: Prologue: The end of a long wait -- Separate -- Land of Lincoln -- Resistance -- From the ashes of Springfield -- To the courts -- The red summer -- Passing the torch: The new Negro movement -- The...

Redbone : the true story of a Native American rock band - Staebler, Christian (Illustrator),

Summary: "Brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas were talented Native American rock musicians that took the 1960s Sunset Strip by storm. They influenced The Doors and jammed with Jimmy Hendrix before he was "Jimi,"...

One person, no vote : how not all voters are treated equally - Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine),

Summary: "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...

El baile de octavo y otros recuerdos = The eighth-grade dance and other memories - Jesús, Ada De,

Summary: This entertaining collection of short autobiographical pieces recalls the author's struggles as an immigrant youth.

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