MPL books to start conversations with kids about race

This list is adapted from one produced by School Library Journal and Brightly. Each book below is in print format and indicates where it can be found. E stands for Easy and is in the children’s area of the library. Youth is in the Youth section and YA is in Young Adults.

Last Stop on Market Street – E DeL

King of Kindergarten – E Bar

Hair Love – E Che

Let’s Talk About Race – E Les

Mommy’s Khimar – E Tho

Hidden Figures – E Purple Bins People/History

The Day You Begin – E Woo

All Are Welcome – E Pen

Of Thee I Sing – E Oba and E book

Firebird – E Cop

Where are You From? – E Men

Bedtime Bonnet – E Red

Each Kindness – E Woo and Overdrive Audio book

Harbor Me – Youth Woo and Ebook

Look Both Ways – Youth Rey, Youth Rey BKCD, Overdrive Ebook and Audiobook

A Good Kind of Trouble – Youth Ram and Ebook

Front Desk – Youth Yan, YA Yan, Ebook

Blended – Youth Dra, Overdrive Ebook and Audiobook

The Stars Beneath Our Feet – Ebook

Dear Martin – YA Sta, Overdrive Ebook and Audiobook

It’s Trevor Noah – Ebook

Bud, Not Buddy – Youth Cur, Youth Cur BKCD, Ebook

Brown Girl Dreaming – Youth Bio Wood, Overdrive Ebook and Audiobook

The Hate You Give – YA Tho, DVD Hat

Dear Martin – YA Sto, Overdrive Ebook and Audiobook

Ghost Boys – YA Rho, Overdrive Ebook and Audiobook


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