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Resources for Exploring Race, Racism, and Racial Identity: Books for Teens

Websites, articles, videos, booklists and more for parents and teachers on topics related to race and equity.

Books for Teens - Nonfiction


One Person, No Vote (YA Edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally, by Carol Anderson

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson

In the Shadow of Liberty, by Kenneth C. Davis

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, by Claire Hartfield

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Phillip Hoose

Obviously: Stories from My Timeline, by Akilah Hughes

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work, by Tiffany Jewell

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1954 Selma Voting Rights March, by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Hidden Figures: Young Readers' Edition, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Discovering Wes Moore, by Wes Moore

Dear White People, by Justin Simien

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice, by Bryan Stevenson



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