Antiracism Resources for All Ages

Our staff have organized several lists of books and films at New Lenox Library to better understand current events and the history of racism in America. These resources focus on a variety of topics, including historical context, systemic inequality, anti-Black violence, protest, intersectionality, allyship, education, hope, celebration, and resilience.

Our collection is always growing. These pages will be expanded as more resources are added to the library.


Non-Fiction for Little Readers

Racism
Anita Ganeri

	
Racism / by Anita Ganeri ; illustrated by Ximena Jeria

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The Undefeated
Kwame Alexander

	
The undefeated / by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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I, too, am America
Langston Hughes

	
I, too, am America / Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier

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Hidden Figures
Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling

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Fiction for Little Readers

I Am Enough
Grace Byers

I am enough / Grace Byers ; pictures by Keturah A. Bobo

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I Believe I Can
Grace Byers

I believe I can / Grace Byers ; pictures by Keturah A. Bobo

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Hands Up!
Breanna J. McDaniel

Hands up! / Breanna J. McDaniel ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans

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Hey Black Child
Useni Eugene Perkins

Hey Black Child / by Useni Eugene Perkins ; illustrated by Bryan Collier

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Freedom on the Menu: the Greensboro Sit-ins
Carole Boston Weatherford

Freedom on the menu : the Greensboro sit-ins / by Carole Boston Weatherford ; paintings by Jerome Lagarrigue

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My Hair is a Garden
Cozbi A. Cabrera

My hair is a garden / written and illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

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Freedom Summer
Deborah Wiles

Freedom Summer / written by Deborah Wiles ; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue

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Noodlephant
Jacob Kramer, K-Fai Steele

Noodlephant / Jacob Kramer ; K-Fai Steele

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Hair Love
Matthew A. Cherry

Hair love / Matthew A. Cherry ; illustrations by Vashti Harrison

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The Other Side
Jacqueline Woodson

The other side / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrations by Earl B. Lewis

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Not Opposites
Linda Ragsdale

Not Opposites / [written by] Linda Ragsdale ; [Illustrated by] Imodraj

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We March
Shane W. Evans

We March by Shane W. Evans

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