Race & Social Justice books for kids K-5
A list of titles about Race & Social Justice for kids K-5.
A Good Kind of Trouble
After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity.
Format: Book - 2019 First editionView A Good Kind of Trouble
"When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"--
Format: Book - 2018View Harbor Me
How I Became A Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story
A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe's removal from the only land its people had ever known, and how their journey to Oklahoma led him to become a ghost--one with the ability to help those he left behind.
Format: Book - 2013View How I Became A Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story
If You're Going to A March
Answers many questions about participating in a march, including what to wear, how to get there, and why marching is important.
Format: Book - 2018View If You're Going to A March
Letters to A Prisoner
Told entirely through illustrations, Letters to a Prisoner is a wordless story about the power of hope and the written word.
Format: Graphic Novel - 2017View Letters to A Prisoner
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African American women who shaped history.
Format: Book - 2017 First editionView Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Malala: My Story of Standing up for Girls' Rights
"Malala retells her story of speaking out for girls' education rights for chapter book readers"--
Format: Book - 2018 First chapter book editionView Malala: My Story of Standing up for Girls' Rights
Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!
In this accessible "keep-it-real" guide, Marley explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from parents, teachers, and friends to turn dreams into reality.
Format: Book - 2018View Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!
My Wounded Island
"In this heartbreakingly tender picture book, a young girl and her family become climate refugees as the small island they call home is slowly engulfed by rising sea levels."--
Format: Book - 2017View My Wounded Island
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness
A white child sees a TV news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a black man. "In our family, we don't see color," his mother says, but he sees the colors plain enough. An afternoon in the library's history stacks uncover the truth of white supremacy in America. Racism was not his idea and he refuses to defend it.
Format: Book - 2018 First editionView Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness