Be Anti-Racist

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Thank you for working  with America's Oldest Children's Bookstore to help make change in our community and our country. Due to popular demand of many anti-racist titles many great books you will see below are listed as "Backordered" which means we have them on order but the publisher is currently reprinting copies. To add your name to the list who will receive a book please order below. If you need a book today, please make sure you order from the list below that says "On Our Shelves" and we will do our best to make sure you get that copy before it sells out. 

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Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: Backordered
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

Bitty Brown Babe Cover Image
By Deborah Lefalle, Keisha Morris (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781506448534
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beaming Books - September 10th, 2019

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A is for Activist Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781609805395
Availability: Backordered
Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

“A is for Activist. Advocate. Abolitionist.  Ally. Actively Answering A call to Action. Are you an Activist?” Don’t you want to know what B stands for? This book is so awesome. It has great references that politically active parents will get a kick out of, as well as fun alliteration and bold, colorful illustrations. A go to baby shower present for me, this book is sure to raise a peace-loving, politically active baby army. Power to the babies! - Linnea


Amazing Grace Cover Image
By Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803710405
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Published: Dial Books - September 2nd, 1991

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492638322
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - January 14th, 2020

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship Cover Image
By Markette Sheppard, Charly Palmer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534461772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - May 5th, 2020

You Matter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020

The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Black Is a Rainbow Color Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726314
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020

Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Jared Andrew Schorr (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534429437
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

I Am Perfectly Designed Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250232212
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - November 5th, 2019

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Don't Touch My Hair! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316562584
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

I'll Walk with You Cover Image
By Carol Lynn Pearson, Jane Sanders (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423653950
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gibbs Smith - March 17th, 2020

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781572842243
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

Under My Hijab Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620147924
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lee & Low Books - February 5th, 2019

Most People Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884485544
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 15th, 2017

Be Kind Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626723214
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 6th, 2018

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All Are Welcome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Bright colorful pictures bursting with a diverse and glorious cast of young students, parents, & teachers framed by the repeated uplifting message of "All Are Welcome Here", this should be a mandatory 1st day of school book. - Review by Maureen

A perfect book for the start of a new school year, or for any time that you need a wonderful guide into the wide and beautiful world we live in! Inclusive and full of love, All Are Welcome shows us that no matter who we are or where we come from, we can all live together and flourish together, and the world is a better place when we make one another feel welcome!

(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel


M is for Movement Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609809355
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Published: Triangle Square - November 5th, 2019

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481456906
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 13th, 2016

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read Cover Image
By Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524768287
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 7th, 2020

The Other Side Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399231162
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 15th, 2001

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142408940
Availability: Backordered
Published: Puffin Books - December 27th, 2007

We Troubled the Waters Cover Image
By Ntozake Shange, Rod Brown (Illustrator)
$18.69
ISBN: 9780061337352
Availability: Not Available - Possibly Out of Print
Published: Collins - October 20th, 2009

We March Cover Image
By Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250073259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 12th, 2016

Let the Children March Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544704527
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

The Bell Rang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442421134
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019

Let's Talk About Race Cover Image
By Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064462266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2008

The Colors of Us Cover Image
By Karen Katz, Karen Katz (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780805071634
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Published: Square Fish - October 1st, 2002

Child of the Civil Rights Movement Cover Image
By Paula Young Shelton, Raul Colón (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385376068
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dragonfly Books - July 23rd, 2013


Clean Getaway Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984892973
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

What Lane? Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525518433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 14th, 2020

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Ghost Boys Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Stella by Starlight Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442494985
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 29th, 2016

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020


The Power of Protest: A Visual History of the Moments That Changed the World Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781492660347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - September 4th, 2018

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580454
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

The Poet X Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Love from A to Z Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534442726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - April 30th, 2019

A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope Cover Image
By Patrice Caldwell (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984835659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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Raybearer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419739828
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Amulet Books - August 18th, 2020

Raybearer  -- the strongest fantasy book AND debut of the fall season -- is the book that Leigh Bardugo and Tomi Adeyemi fans have been waiting for.  Adventure, fantasy, magic, love and loyalty are at the heart of Tarasai’s unthinkable quest in this Nigerian-inspired tale.  Epic and cinematic, this is world-building par excellence.  Jordan Ifueko has herself a series opener that will knock off your socks and steal your heart.  Thrilling!  - Review by Maureen

Immerse yourself in a rich fantasy world with wishes to cheat death, struggles for power, and hopes to find love. Jordan Ifueko has given us the start of a series where peace may not be as it seems and who you are vs. who the world tells you to be can have life-threatening and history-shaping consequences. One of my favorite aspects is the chants, prayers, and songs that are essential to the story and the narrator rhythmically and culturally enriches the reading. - Review by Jessica

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Dread Nation Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062570611
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

Petticoats, secret nighttime meetings, prep schools, and zombies! Set against the backdrop of Civil War-era US, Jane McKeene is a quick-witted, fast-talking, zombie fighter who must not only fight the dead but the racism and sexism found during that time. An amazing reimagining of history that digs deep into racial tensions, gender roles, and so much more with humor, adventure, and honest zombie apocalypse fighting skills. - review by Jessica


Walking the Road to Freedom (Creative Minds Biography) Cover Image
By Jeri Ferris, Peter E. Hanson (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780876145050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lerner Classroom - August 1st, 1988

Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman (Creative Minds Biography) Cover Image
By Jeri Ferris, Karen Ritz (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780876145043
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lerner Classroom - August 1st, 1988

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SLAY Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534445420
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - September 24th, 2019

Gamers get ready! Kiera is your normal student dealing with friends, boyfriend, and school, except she is also the game developer behind a secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. But when the game is exposed to the media, people want to tear down the safe space she has created. I loved the game play, energy, family dynamics and the few chapters told from different players perspectives. A great action packed book that can be given to so many people. For ages 13 and up. I want to SLAY! - Jessica


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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X Kendi have made the perfect NOT history book for everyone hesitant/curious/eager/desperate to learn what it means to be an anti-racist. There are dates, there are names, there are facts, but mostly there is reflection. Policies, media, moments, are all looked at in a way that traces the lines of thought to action and in-action asking us to laugh, cry, pause, rage, and fight against racist and assimilationist thought. Approachable, engaging, and necessary, this is a book that will make change. - review by Jessica

Also available as an audiobook


Pet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525647072
Availability: Backordered
Published: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019

Mooncakes Cover Image
By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781549303043
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oni Press - October 15th, 2019

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Homegoing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Generation after generation, both hope and sorrow hit the two families in this story hard. Gyasi uses the episodic nature to her advantage, in a way that inspires a fevered anticipation similar to the tv show Roots. A moving work that would be a great choice for book clubs and writing classes. - Jessica


The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313508
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 13th, 2017

Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - January 28th, 2020

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589065
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

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A perfect book for the start of a new school year, or for any time that you need a wonderful guide into the wide and beautiful world we live in! Inclusive and full of love, All Are Welcome shows us that no matter who we are or where we come from, we can all live together and flourish together, and the world is a better place when we make one another feel welcome!

(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel