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ABC What can She be?: Girls can be Anything They Want to be, from A to Z
ABC What can She be?: Girls can be Anything They Want to be, from A to Z
by Sugar Snap Studio

Explore a world of possibilities for little girls with big dreams. From astronaut to zoologist and everything in between, you really can be anything you want to be.

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The Burning: Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
The Burning: Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
by Tim Madigan & Hilary Beard

A young adult adaptation of Tim Madigan's The Burning, which discusses the circumstances of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life
Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life
by edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson

A striking anthology featuring essays, poems, short stories, and historical excerpts highlighting and celebrating Black life and culture.

When we say Black Lives Matter
When we say Black Lives Matter
by Maxine Beneba Clarke

In this exuberant exploration of the Black Lives Matter motto, a loving narrator relays to a young Black child the strength and resonance behind the words.

Antiracist Baby
Antiracist Baby
by Ibram X. Kendi; illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky

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.

A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart
A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart
by Zetta Elliott; illustrated by Noa Denmon

In her stunning debut, illustrator Noa Denmon articulates the depth and nuances of a child’s experiences following a police shooting—through grief and protests, healing and community—with washes of color as vibrant as his words.

Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You
Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You
by Adapted by Sonja Cherry-Paul; written by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi; illustrated by Rachelle Baker

Kids will discover where racist ideas came from, identify how they impact America today, and meet those who have fought racism with antiracism.

What is Black Lives Matter?
What is Black Lives Matter?
by Lakita Wilson; illustrated by Gregory Copeland

Recounts the history of a political and social movement that advocates for non-violent civil disobedience and protests against police brutality—and all racially motivated violence—against Black people.

What is the Black Lives Matter Movement?
What is the Black Lives Matter Movement?
by Hedreich Nichols & Kelisa King

Race in America has been avoided in children's education for too long. What Is the Black Lives Matter Movement? explores the goals and history of the movement in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way.

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Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to the Streets
Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to the Streets
by Artika R. Tyner

Tyner traces Black Lives Matter from its rise as a hashtag to its power today as the most influential movement of our time.

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