Category Archives: Racial discrimination

Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland

Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland,  illustrated by Salena Barnes. Aladdin, Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534474246 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Collective biography What did you like … Continue reading

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Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone. Crown, 2020. 9781984829665 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Quan relates his road to a Youth Detention Center through … Continue reading

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The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

     The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781534445451, 2021 Format: ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic Fiction/Fantasy What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. : Fighting for Civil Rights – Christine Platt, illustrated by David Shephard

    Martin Luther King Jr. : Fighting for Civil Rights (Trailblazers)  – Christine Platt, illustrated by David Shephard. Random House, 2020. 9780593124550 Format: Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5  Genre: biography  What did … Continue reading

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Zora and Me: The Summoner by Victoria Bond

 Zora and Me: The Summoner by Victoria Bond, Candlewick Press, 9780763642990, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Historical Fiction What did you like about the book? The third book in the … Continue reading

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Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.? – Lisbeth Kaiser, art by Stanley Chow

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.? (A Who Was? Board Book) – Lisbeth Kaiser, art by Stanley Chow, Rise x Penguin Workshop, 9780593222737, 2020 Format: Hardcover Board Book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5   Genre: … Continue reading

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This is Your Time by Ruby Bridges

 This is Your Time by Ruby Bridges, Delacorte Press (an imprint of Penguin Random House), 9780593378526, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Memoir What did you like about the book?  In this … Continue reading

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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person – Frederick Joseph

  The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person – Frederick Joseph, Candlewick Press, 9781536217018, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5  What did you like about the book? Talking about race is… … Continue reading

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The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth – edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

 The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth – edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, Crown Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House), 9780593121610, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What … Continue reading

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Illegal – Francisco X. Stork

 Illegal – Francisco X. Stork, Scholastic,     (9781338310559), 2020 Format: Paperback ARC Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5  Genre: Realistic fiction  What did you like about the book? The story begins where Disappeared left off. … Continue reading

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