Our collection of racial justice resources for children

It’s never too early to start talking to your children about race. These discussions can happen in age-appropriate ways, and reading books together is a wonderful way to start those conversations. (And, time spent reading together counts in our Summer Reading Challenge.)

If you’re looking for resources to foster a discussion with your children about race and racism, these books are great to start. If you know items we should consider, drop us a purchase suggestion.

We also can get you set up with access to our Digital Library, even if you don’t have a card, and we can help answer questions about resources, too.

We wish all of our community members safety and peace.

The Youngest Marcher: the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist by Cynthia Levinson EPL Book
Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin EPL Book
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson EPL Book
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford EPL Book Hoopla Animated Storybook
We March by Shane W. Evans EPL Book 
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson EPL Book Hoopla Animated Storybook Hoopla Read Along
Hands up! By Beanna J. McDaniel EPL Book 
Don’t Touch My Hair! By Sharee Miller EPL Book 
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry EPL Book  Hoopla Audiobook

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell EPL Book 
Can I Touch Your Hair?: poems of race, mistakes, and friendship by Irene Latham EPL Book OverDrive Audiobook
Not My Idea: a book about whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham EPL Book
Little Leaders: bold women in Black history by Vashti Harrison EPL Book
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée EPL Book OverDrive ebook Hoopla Audiobook
New Kid by Jerry Craft EPL Book OverDrive ebook OverDrive Audiobook Hoopla ebook Hoopla Audiobook
Woke: a young poet’s call to justice Mahogany L. Browne EPL Book
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes OverDrive Audiobook
What’s Racism? Amy B. Rogers Hoopla ebook
Roots of Racism Kelly Bakshi Hoopla ebook
One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia Hoopla ebook

Stamped: racism, antiracism, and you by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi EPL Book OverDrive ebook
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely EPL Book OverDrive ebook OverDrive Audiobook
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas EPL Book OverDrive ebook OverDrive Audiobook
Black Enough: stories of being young & black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi EPL Book OverDrive ebook Hoopla Audiobook
Monster by Walter Dean Myers EPL Book OverDrive ebook Hoopla ebook
Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott EPL Book
Just Mercy: a true story of the fight for justice (young reader’s edition) by Bryan Stevenson EPL Book
We Are Not Yet Equal: understanding our racial divide by Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden EPL Book
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson EPL Book OverDrive ebook
I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal EPL Book OverDrive Audiobook Hoopla ebook
Dear Martin by Nic Stone EPL Book OverDrive ebook OverDrive Audiobook
Racism in America Meghan Green Hoopla ebook
Confronting Racism Maryellen Lo Bosco Hoopla ebook
Coping with Racial Profiling Del Sandeen Hoopla ebook

Visit Gale Virtual Reference Library for a special collection of educational ebooks for students, on the subjects of racism, protest, and the Black Lives Matter movement, located on the digital shelf below new books.