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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

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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 Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KHA

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

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

Frazier, Sundee T.

Summary: "Melvin Robinson wants a strong, smooth, He-Man voice that lets him say what he wants, when he wants-especially to his crush Millie Takazawa, and Gary Ratliff, who constantly puts him down. But the thought of starting high school is only making his stutter worse. And Melvin's growing awareness that racism is everywhere-not just in the South where a boy his age has been brutally killed by two...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2021

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

Bartels, Erin

Summary: James Rich has a strange request for Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam: that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos. Having lost her job after a botched investigation, she has nothing but time. At her great-aunt's 150-year-old farmhouse Elizabeth uncovers a series of mysterious items, locked doors-- and hidden graves. The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC BAR

Ho, Joanna

Summary: In the year following their son's death, May Chen's parents face racist accusations of putting too much pressure on their son and causing his death by suicide, and May attempts to challenge the racism and ugly stereotypes through her writing, only to realize that she still has a lot to learn and that her actions have consequences for her family as well as herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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

Jackson, Tiffany D.

Summary: When Springville residents--at least the ones still alive--are questioned about what happened on prom night, they all have the same explanation . . . Maddy did it. An outcast at her small-town Georgia high school, Madison Washington has always been a teasing target for bullies. And she's dealt with it because she has more pressing problems to manage. Until the morning a surprise rainstorm...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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

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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2 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC STO

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

De León, Aya

Summary: "Fourteen-year-old Andrea Hernandez-Baldoquin hails from a family of spies working for the Factory, an international organization dedicated to protecting people of color. Andrea has dreamed about getting her first solo mission, but she never imagined that she would have to straighten her hair and go undercover as a white girl to befriend the estranged son of a dangerous white supremacist. In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DE L

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

Yee, Lisa

Summary: "Eleven-year-old Maizy Chen visits her estranged grandparents, who own and run a Chinese restaurant in Last Chance, Minnesota; as her visit lengthens, she makes unexpected discoveries about her family's history and herself"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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Stone, Nic

Summary: "Shenice Lockwood dreams of leading the Fulton Firebirds to the U12 softball regional championship. But Shenice's focus gets shaken when her great-uncle Jack reveals that a career-ending-and family-name-ruining-crime may have been a setup. It's up to Shenice to discover the truth about her family's past-and fast-before secrets take the Firebirds out of the game forever"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2021

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

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

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

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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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SHA

Lee, Kristen R.

Summary: Upon arriving at the prestigious Wooddale University, seventeen-year-old Savannah Howard comes face-to-face with microaggressions and outright racism--but if she stands up for justice, will she endanger her future?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2022

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

Stringfellow, Tara M.

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Summary: "In the summer of 1995, ten-year-old Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father's violence to the only place they have left: her mother's ancestral home in Memphis. Half a century ago, Joan's grandfather built this majestic house for her grandmother--only to be lynched, days after becoming the first Black detective in Memphis, by his all-white police squad. This wasn't the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STR

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STR
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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

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

Cole, Olivia A.

Summary: After her grandmother passes, Shania moves to the gentrifying town of Blue Rock and is thrust into Bard, the city's wealthiest private school. At Bard, race is both invisible and hypervisible, and Shania's new friends are split on what they see. Catherine, the school's queen bee, unexpectedly takes Shania under her wing. Prescott, the golden boy, seems perfect... except for the disturbing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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

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

Kendi, Ibram X.

Summary: Illustrations and text show children the language to dream of a better world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: JE KEN

Frazier, Sundee T.

Summary: "Melvin Robinson wants a strong, smooth, He-Man voice that lets him say what he wants, when he wants--especially to his crush Millie Takazawa, and Gary Ratliff, who constantly puts him down. But the thought of starting high school is only making his stutter worse. And Melvin's growing awareness that racism is everywhere--not just in the South where a boy his age has been brutally killed by two...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC FRA

Giles, Lamar

Summary: Jay discovers that mountain resort where he lives and works with his friends and family is also a doomsday oasis for the rich and powerful who expect top-notch customer service even as the world outside the resort's walls disintegrates.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

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

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

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