Racial Equity YA Books

A list highlighting a few of our many books dealing with racial and social equity.

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The sun is also a star - Yoon, Nicola,

Summary: Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary...

Picture us in the light - Gilbert, Kelly Loy,

Summary: Danny Cheng, a Chinese-American teen, grapples with a dangerous revelation about his parents' past, his plans for the future, and his feelings for his best friend, Harry Wong.

When you look like us - Harris, Pamela N.,

Summary: When you look like us-brown skin, brown eyes, black braids or fades-everyone else thinks you're trouble. No one even blinks twice over a missing black girl from public housing because she must've...

The inexplicable logic of my life : a novel - Sáenz, Benjamin Alire,

Summary: "A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is"--

The black kids - Hammonds Reed, Christina,

Summary: With the Rodney King riots closing in on high school senior Ashley and her family, the privileged bubble she has enjoyed, protecting her from the difficult realities most black people face, begins...

American street - Zoboi, Ibi,

Summary: When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising...

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