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Gragg, Sanya Whittaker

Summary: "Ten year old Avery is in a panic over the shooting of another unarmed black man. His parents decide it is time to have "The Talk." They teach him and his brother a catchy and easy way to remember what to do if approached by an officer, while also emphasizing that all policemen are not bad."--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRA

Kendi, Ibram X.

Summary: Illustrations and rhyming text present nine steps Antiracist Baby can take to improve equity, such as opening our eyes to all skin colors and celebrating all our differences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEN

Khan, Sabina

Summary: "Ever since her family moved to Texas from Pakistan when she was a baby, seventeen-year-old Zara Hossain has only ever called Corpus Christi home. Being the only Muslim girl at her conservative Catholic school, blending in isn't really an option, especially with people like Tyler Benson always tormenting her. But one day Tyler takes thing too far by defacing Zara's locker with a racist message,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC KHA

Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel

Summary: Arizona. It's been three years since the ICE raids, since Artemisia (Sia) Martinez's mother disappeared. Sia knows her mom must be dead, but she drives into the desert to light candles to guide her mom home. One night a blue-lit spacecraft crashes in front of Sia's car-- and it's carrying her mom, who is very much alive. Now she needs to save her mom from the armed, quite-possibly-ailen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC VAS

Yoon, David

Summary: High school senior Frank Li is caught between his parents' traditional expectations and his own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance: 'Date Korean. But Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful-- and white. Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. It...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC YOO

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC YOO

Stone, Nic

Summary: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: YA FIC STO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC STO

Shabazz, IIyasah

Summary: "In Charlestown State Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares while surviving life in a place unfit for humans, Malcolm drifts through his days, picking fights with fellow inmates and avoiding his family. But when he's introduced to the prison library, Malcolm realizes that the key to his freedom was within him all along. Now his dreams are not just...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SHA

Shabazz, Ilyasah

Summary: Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and stepfamily in 1940s Detroit, where she learns about the civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SHA

Flake, Sharon

Summary: In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC FLA

Corthron, Kara Lee

Summary: In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene Deschamps has other things to worry about. She has two little sisters to look after, an overworked single mother, and a longtime crush who is finally making a move. On top of all that, Evvie's magic abilities are growing stronger by the day. Her family calls it jubilation--a gift passed down from generations of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC COR

Maldonado, Torrey

Summary: "Biracial sixth-grader Stephen questions the limitations society puts on him after he notices the way strangers treat him when he hangs out with his white friends and learns about the Black Lives Matter movement." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MAL

Hutchens, Paul

Summary: When a mysterious stranger takes up residence in the treehouse they've just built, Bill and the gang learn a lesson about racism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Moody Press 1999

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J SCG 31

Feinstein, John

Summary: When best friends Tom and Jason leave New York City for an elite, sports-focused boarding school in Virginia to play football, they find some coaches and teammates to be steeped in racism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC FEI

Ferrari, Meghan

Summary: "In the middle of an international conflict between the Syrian Army and Rebels, and after witnessing the tragedy of war and the indignities of a refugee camp, Elias finds himself an immigrant in North America where he comes face to face with culture shock, racism, and bullying."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Red Deer Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC FER

Terrell, Brandon

Summary: After he accidentally injures a teammate during relay race practice, thirteen-year-old Nate and his cousin Rachel travel back in time to meet Jesse Owens, and get a chance to see him run in the 1936 Olympics--and almost lose the Sports Illustrated magazine that is their ticket back to the present.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC TER

Rhodes, Jewell Parker

Summary: "After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC RHO

Feinstein, John

Summary: A new coach's flagrant racism, a teammate's endless sabotage, and local media interest make it difficult for Andi Carillo and Jeff Michaels to keep both of their basketball teams on track.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC FEI

Picoult, Jodi

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Solomon, Rivers

Summary: "Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world. Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P SOL

Eskens, Allen

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. The new kid at St. Ignatius High School, if he isn't being pushed around, he is being completely ignored. Even his beloved woods, his playground as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ESK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ESK

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: M ESK

Park, Linda Sue

Summary: In Dakota Territory in the 1880s, half-Chinese Hanna and her white father face racism and resistance to change as they try to make a home for themselves. Includes author's note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Park 2020

Whitehead, Colson

2 holds on 8 copies

Summary: In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.00As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WHI

Hickman, Patricia.

Summary: "The third novel in the Millwood Hollow Series about an unlikely hero and a ragtag trio of orphans in racially segregated 1930s Arkansas"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Faith 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Hickman

Devoto, Pat Cunningham.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEV

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