Antiracism Mirrors & Windows for the Youngest of Us

Antiracism teachings can (and should) start with even the youngest readers. We've pulled a selection showcasing the positive mirrors (books that show children like themselves) and windows (books that show kids who look different than them) that all small children need.  We've also tried to focus on some social justice concepts, as well as kindness and acceptance--principles we all need reminding of no matter our age.

Social Justice Picture Books

 

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433828546
Availability: Backordered. Not in stock at store and may take a number of weeks to arrive.
Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

Hands Up! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552314
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Dial Books - January 22nd, 2019

The New Neighbors Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524789961
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Penguin Workshop - February 26th, 2019

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580454
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

Rise Up! The Art of Protest Cover Image
By Jo Rippon, Mari Copeny (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781623541507
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Charlesbridge - March 3rd, 2020

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340007
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018

Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color Cover Image
By Monique Fields, Yesenia Moises (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250115829
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Imprint - January 8th, 2019

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Let's Talk About Race Cover Image
By Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064462266
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2008

We Say No!: A Child's Guide to Resistance (Wee Rebel) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781945665066
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Manic D Press - October 31st, 2017

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781512404425
Availability: Backordered. Not in stock at store and may take a number of weeks to arrive.
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - January 1st, 2018

Black Is a Rainbow Color Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726314
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316475112
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Cover Image
By Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443314
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Neal Porter Books - August 27th, 2019

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (A Big Words Book) Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786807147
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2001

The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

M Is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499809169
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: little bee books - October 1st, 2019

Cool Cuts Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984895578
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2020

The Camping Trip Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207361
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

Hike Cover Image
By Pete Oswald, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536201574
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Candlewick - March 17th, 2020

Who Will You Be? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984849489
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 7th, 2020

Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250311207
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020

I Believe I Can Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667137
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2020

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I Am Enough Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667120
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 6th, 2018

I Can Write the World Cover Image
By Joshunda Sanders, Charly Palmer (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781644420010
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Six Foot Press - July 8th, 2019

Jabari Jumps Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763678388
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Candlewick - May 9th, 2017

Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Ada Twist, Scientist Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419721373
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781572842243
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver Cover Image
By Gene Barretta, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062430151
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

Don't Touch My Hair! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316562584
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

Hair Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553366
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534451865
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Aladdin - October 15th, 2019

Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Fresh Princess Cover Image
By Denene Millner, Gladys Jose (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062884572
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: HarperCollins - April 2nd, 2019

Nighttime Symphony Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442412088
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019

Who Is My Neighbor? Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781947888074
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Flyaway Books - January 22nd, 2019

What Can a Citizen Do? (Kids Story Books, Cute Children's Books, Kids Picture Books, Citizenship Books for Kids) Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452173139
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

Be Kind Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626723214
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 6th, 2018

A Book of Love Cover Image
By Emma Randall, Emma Randall (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524793319
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Penguin Workshop - December 24th, 2019

Get Up, Stand Up Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452171722
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Chronicle Books - September 10th, 2019

I Am Love: A Book of Compassion Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419737268
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 17th, 2019

We Really Do Care Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984836304
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

Our Rainbow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781499809343
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: little bee books - May 7th, 2019

Hey Black Child Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316360296
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: LB Kids - December 17th, 2019

I Love My Hair! Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316525589
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: LB Kids - November 1st, 2003

The Kindness Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316423816
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Tomorrow I'll Be Kind Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524787042
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Penguin Workshop - January 14th, 2020