DIVERSITY

 

Books About Diversity

Many are the good books that address diversity and social justice. We’ve listed some here that seem especially useful at this time, but know that we have many other books in many other genres that are relevant. These include historical fiction and nonfiction, biographies, picture books about kindness and empathy, and more. This list focuses on books for children and young adults, but we have selections for adults, too. 

Some of these books are in stock; some are on order. Booksellers, publishers and distributors are working hard to fulfill orders at a time when demand is high, so your patience is appreciated.

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I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524769550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 24th, 2018

A wordless picture book that speaks volumes about bullying.


The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

A picture book explores the ways in which everyone sometimes feels like an outsider.


Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781419710544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 6th, 2014

A student’s experience and lawsuit that eventually led to the end of segregated education in California.


Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781512404425
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - January 1st, 2018

A poetry collection about race matters among fifth graders. The creators are two couples with interracial marriages.


Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338282801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - September 3rd, 2019

A memoir about 1963 by Jackie Robinson’s daughter.  


Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541557758
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 4th, 2020

Poems, anecdotes, and inspirational quotations about progressive ideals.


Ghost Boys Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

A boy mistakenly killed by a police officer meets the ghost of Emmett Till.


A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 12th, 2019

Shayla, 12, is a rule follower by nature, but then she experiences a Black Lives Matter protest.


We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580454
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

In 96 lavish pages of art and prose, 50 children’s book creators offer encouragement to young activists.


Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - September 10th, 2019

A young readers’ edition of Bryan Stevenson’s memoir about the Equal Justice Initiative.


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
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

A young readers’ edition of Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi’s award-winning exploration of racism in America.


On the Come Up Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

Following up The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas writes about a young rapper in the midst of controversy.


Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735224933
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Viking - March 26th, 2019

A Stanford professor researches our hidden prejudices. Scholarly, yet readable--a book to really change minds and hearts.