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Adult Titles
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AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINX HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, ANPaul Ortiz
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AFRICAVILLEJeffrey Colvin
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BALLOTS AND BULLETS: Black Power Politcs and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland
James Robenalt
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BETWEEN THE WORLDTa-Nehisi Coates
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BLACK BROTHER BLACK BROTHERJewel Parker Rhodes
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BLACK RADICAL: The Life and Times of William Monroe TrotterKerri K. Greenidge
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BLACK WOMEN’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, ADaina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross
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BLACKTOP WASTELANDS.A. Cosby
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CASTEIsabel Wilkerson
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CITIZENClaudia Rankine
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COLOR OF LAW Richard Rothstein
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COMPLICITY: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from SlaveryFarrow, Lang, and Frank
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COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACEGlenn E. Singleton
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DEAR MARTINNic Stone
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DEFINING MOMENTS IN BLACK HISTORY: Reading Between the LiesDick Gregory
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GUMBO, THEMarc Morial
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HATE U GIVE, THEAngie Thomas
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HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLENafissa Thompson-Spsires
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HEAVYKiese Laymon
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HOOD FEMINISMMikki Kendall
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HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACISTIbram X. Kendi
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IMANI, ALL MINEConnie Porter
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JUST MERCYBryan Stevenson
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LAKEWOODMegan Giddings
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LONG WAY DOWNJason Reynolds
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MONSTERWalter Dean Myers
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MY VANISHING COUNTRYBakari Sellers
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ON THE CORNER OF HOPE AND MAINBeverly Jenkins
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RACE AFTER TECHNOLOGYRuha Benjamin
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RISING OUT OF HATREDEli Saslow
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SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACEIjeoma Oluo
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STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM AND YOUJason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
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TELL ME WHO YOU AREWinona Guo and Priya Vulchi
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THINK BLACKClyde W. Ford
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THIS CHILD WILL BE GREATEllen Johnson Sirleaf
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THIS WILL BE MY UNDOINGMorgan Jerkins
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UNDEFEATED, THEKwame Alexander
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VEGAN BUT WITH SOULDarius Williams
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WAKING UP WHITEDebby Irving
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WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDSMorgan Jerkins
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WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS, THEIsabel Wilkerson
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WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, THEChristopher Paul Curtis
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WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHINGAlyssa Cole
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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HEREMartin Luther King, Jr.
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WHITE FRAGILITYRobin Diangelo
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YELLOW HOUSE, THESarah M. Broom
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Children's/YA Titles
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ABC OF EQUALITY, ANChana Ginelle Ewing and Paulina Morgan
Elementary School
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X, THEMalcolm X as told to Alex Haley
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BEAUTIFUL MOON: A Child’s PrayerTonya Bolden
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BROWN GIRL DREAMINGJacqueline Woodson
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COLORS OF US, THEKaren Katz
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DARK SKY RISINGHenry Louis Gates, Jr.
Late Middle/High School
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DAY TAJON GOT SHOT, THETeen Writers of Beacon House
Late Middle/High School
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DEAR MARTINNic Stone
Late Middle/High School
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GOOD KIND OF TROUBLE, ALisa Moore Ramee
Late Middle/High School
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HAPPY IN OUR SKINFran Manuskin
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HUNDRED PENNY BOX, THELeo & Diane Dillon
Elementary School
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I AM ENOUGHGrace Byers
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I AM EVERY GOOD THINGDerrick Barnes
Elementary School
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I LOVE MY HAIRNatasha Anastasia Tarpley
Elementary School
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I’M GONNA PUSH THROUGHJasmyn Wright
Elementary School
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LITTLE LEADERS: Bold Women in Black HistoryVashti Harrison
Elementary School
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LITTLE LEGENDS: Exceptional Men in Black HistoryVashti Harrison
Elementary School
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NEW KIDJerry Craft
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PRINCESS HAIRSharee Miller
Elementary School
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PUNCHING THE AIRIbi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Late Middle/High School
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RETALIATIONYasmin Shiraz
Late Middle/High School
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SULWELupita Nyong’o
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THE ONE CRAZY SUMMER series Rita Williams-Gracia
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TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKYKwame Mbalia
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UNDEFEATED, THEKwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson
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WELCOME PRECIOUSNikki Grimes
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More Resources:
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Washington Post essays submitted by Nora Rawlinson:
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"White Americans, your lack of imagination is killing us"
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https://wapo.st/3cxw9YX
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"The best white statement to make right now may be to shut up and listen” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/03/best-white-statement-may-be-shut-up-listen/
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Galley Chat Diversity List: http://bit.ly/2LZECIo
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THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS (in the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic) by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Recommended Reading list curated by Charlotte Mecklenburg librarian Becca Worthington:
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https://cmlibrary.bibliocommons.com/list/share/579073777_cmlibrary_bworthington/1655058279_cmlibrary_suggests_the_skin_im_in?fbclid=IwAR0yCRaO1oDrrbbxkvAR6F-H1aTQH1vTCiMt6tDPakHPL-MOVqy5rJghvhc
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