Race & Social Justice books for kids K-5
A list of titles about Race & Social Justice for kids K-5.
"Twelve-year-old Amal's dream of becoming a teacher one day is dashed in an instant when she accidentally insults a member of her Pakistani village's ruling family. As punishment for her behavior, she is forced to leave her heartbroken family behind and go work at their estate. Amal is distraught but has faced setbacks before. So she summons her courage and begins navigating the complex rules of life as a servant, with all its attendant jealousies and pecking-order woes. Most troubling, though, is Amal's increasing awareness of the deadly measures the Khan family will go to in order to stay in control. It's clear that their hold over her village will never loosen as long as everyone is too afraid to challenge them--so if Amal is to have any chance of ensuring her loved ones' safety and winning back her freedom, she must find a way to work with the other servants to make it happen."--Page  of cover.
Format: Book - 2018View Amal Unbound
Betty Before X
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: Book - 2018 First editionView Betty Before X
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.
Format: Book - 2017View Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
A Different Pond
"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"--
Format: Book - 2017View A Different Pond
"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"--
Format: Book - 2018 First editionView Dreamers
Enough!: 20 Protesters Who Changed America
"From Samuel Adams to the students from Parkland, march through history with the heroic revolutionary protesters who changed America. These heroic protesters were not afraid to stand up for what they believed in. They are among the twenty change-makers in this book who used peaceful protests and brave actions to rewrite American history"--Jacket.
Format: Book - 2018 First editionView Enough!: 20 Protesters Who Changed America
Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being A Family When A Loved One Is Incarcerated
Children who have a parent in prison express their feelings of sadness, anger, worry, and embarrassment and suggest that talking to others and keeping in contact with the missing parent helps them deal with the situation.
Format: Book - 2017View Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being A Family When A Loved One Is Incarcerated
Fatty Legs: A True Story
This book chronicles the unbreakable spirit of an Inuit girl while attending an Arctic residential school.
Format: Book - 2010View Fatty Legs: A True Story
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial
Shares the story of Sarah Roberts and her 1847 case petitioning that she be allowed to attend a white school, explaining how her heroic efforts established key precedents and paved the way for civil rights advancements.
Format: Book - 2016View The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial
"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"-- (9/30/2020 3:47:58 PM)
Format: Book - 2018 First editionView Ghost Boys