Category Archives: Racism

Evicted! The Struggle For the Right To Vote by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charly Palmer

Evicted! The Struggle For the Right To Vote by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charly Palmer. Calkins Creek, 2022. 9781684379798 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 3 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism and Friendship by Adam Makos

Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism and Friendship by Adam Makos. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593481455 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  This young adult version of … Continue reading

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This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian

This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian. Balzer + Bray, 2022. 9780063086029 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Annalie is the little … Continue reading

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Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas. Harper Alley, 2022. 9780063056763 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC Genre: Graphic novel What did you like about the book? Bree, a young Black teen, and her immigrant … Continue reading

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Carrimebac: The Town that Walked by David Barclay Moore, illustrated by John Holyfield

Carrimebac: The Town that Walked by David Barclay Moore, illustrated by John Holyfield. Candlewick, 2022. 9781536213690 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Folktale What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity by Jill Louise Busby

Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity by Jill Louise Busby. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 9781635577112 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Paperback Genre:  Memoir  What did you like about the book? The book is a candid … Continue reading

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Me and White Supremacy: How You Can Fight Racism and Change the World Today! by Layla F. Saad

Me and White Supremacy: How You Can Fight Racism and Change the World Today! by Layla F. Saad. Sourcebooks eXplore, Sourcebooks Kids, 2022.  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Format: Paperback What did you like … Continue reading

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Required Reading for Disenfranchised Freshmen by Kristen R. Lee

Required Reading for Disenfranchised Freshmen by Kristen R. Lee.  Crown, 2022. 9780593309155 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Savannah is headed off to … Continue reading

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New From Here by Kelly Yang

New From Here by Kelly Yang. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781534488304 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: ARC (publication March 2022) Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the … Continue reading

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What is Black Lives Matter?

What is Black Lives Matter? by Lakita Wilson. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9780593385883  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback What did you like? In less than 50 pages this provides a very approachable  history … Continue reading

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