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Anti-racist - Non Fiction - Ages 4-8

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The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in t

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 Cover Image
By Helaine Becker, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250137524
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 19th, 2018

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.

You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home?

Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060562014
Availability: Backordered
Published: Amistad - December 23rd, 2003

“A compelling account. A perfect blend of well-written text and well-executed illustrations.” (School Library Journal starred review)

Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, together with illustrator Leonard Jenkins, delivers a compelling portrayal of one of America's most influential Civil Rights figures.

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BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763691561
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book

In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery.

What have I to fear?
My master broke every promise to me.
I lost my beloved wife and our dear children.

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver Cover Image
By Gene Barretta, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062430151
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

The inspirational story of George Washington Carver and his childhood secret garden is brought to life in this picture book biography by the author-illustrator team behind Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born

When George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own.

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business (A Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Book) Cover Image
By Rebel Girls, Salini Perera (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781733176194
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Published: Rebel Girls - November 12th, 2019

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire.

Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work.

A Voice Named Aretha Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681198507
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

From acclaimed author and illustrator pairing comes a beautiful picture book biography about the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and how she fought for respect throughout her life.

Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, a legend. But before she became a star, she was a shy little girl with a voice so powerful it made people jump up, sway, and hum along.

Under the Freedom Tree Cover Image
By Susan VanHecke, London Ladd (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580895514
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Published: Charlesbridge - December 3rd, 2019

Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War—seen by some historians as the "beginning of the end of slavery in America." One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection.

Let The Children March Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544704527
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Published: Clarion Books - January 2nd, 2018

Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration2019

I couldn't play on the same playground as the white kids. 
I couldn't go to their schools.  
I couldn't drink from their water fountains.  
There were so many things I couldn't do. 
In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of

Enough! 20 Protesters Who Changed America Cover Image
By Emily Easton, Ziyue Chen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984831972
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

Change takes courage. Introduce your young activist to America's most influential protesters in this lushly illustrated picture book. Stand beside contemporary groundbreakers like Colin Kaepernick and transgender teen Jazz Jennings, and march in the footsteps of historical revolutionaries such as Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Cover Image
By Jabari Asim, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399168567
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis.

Simone Biles (Pro Sports Biographies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681524528
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Published: Amicus Ink - August 20th, 2019

Get ready for eight new titles in our action-packed Pro Sports Biographies series. Featuring the skills and accomplishments of the best female and male athletes, these books are sure to be a slam-dunk among young sports fans. Accessible text and action photos of the stars bring the athlete's stories to life.