Best Prejudice Books for Teens & Young Adults

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1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

Author: by Jason Reynolds
English
320 pages

0316453692

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The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller! A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism-and antiracism-in AmericaThis is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.A book about race.

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future.

It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.

Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas-and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.


2. It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)

Author: by Trevor Noah
Yearling (April 7, 2020)
English
304 pages

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The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers’ adaptation of his adult memoir.

A piercing reminder that every mad life-even yours-could end up a masterpiece.” -JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling author We do horrible things to one another because we don’t see the person it affects…. We don’t see them as people.

Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist.

But he did exist-and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself thanks to his mom’s unwavering love and indomitable will.


3. This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future, 1)

Author: by Tiffany Jewell
English
160 pages
0711245215

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERRecommended by Oprah’s Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY. ComNow available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journeyWho are you?What is racism?

Where does it come from?Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.”In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist-we must be ANTI-RACIST.” -Angela DavisGain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing, and give you the courage and power to undo it.

Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. 20 activities get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper. Author Tiffany Jewell, an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist, builds solidarity beginning with the language she chooses-using gender neutral words to honor everyone who reads the book.


4. Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

Author: by Melba Pattillo Beals
English
240 pages
1416948821

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In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most powerful figures, Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism, but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identity.

In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in the wake of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v.Board of Education.

Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob’s rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down.

Warriors Don’t Cry is, at times, a difficult but necessary reminder of the valuable lessons we can learn from our nation’s past. It is a story of courage and the bravery of a handful of young, black students who used their voices to influence change during a turbulent time.


5. A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series)

Author: by Howard Zinn
Triangle Square
English
464 pages

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A Young People’s History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People’s History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history.

In so doing, he reminds readers that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.


6. The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

Author: by Frederick Joseph
English
272 pages
1536217018

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The instant New York Times bestseller! Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirscreating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice.We don’t see color.

I didn’t know Black people liked Star Wars! What hood are you from? For Frederick Joseph, life as a transfer student in a largely white high school was full of wince-worthy moments that he often simply let go. As he grew older, however, he saw these as missed opportunities not only to stand up for himself, but to spread awareness to those white people who didn’t see the negative impact they were having.

Speaking directly to the reader, The Black Friend calls up race-related anecdotes from the author’s past, weaving in his thoughts on why they were hurtful and how he might handle things differently now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or activist, including Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite; Jemele Hill, sports journalist and podcast host; and eleven others.


7. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Author: by Steve Sheinkin
Square Fish
English
288 pages

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A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story for middle grade readers about how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award recipient Steve Sheinkin.

Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history. The New York Times Book ReviewA Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor BookA New York Times Notable Children’s BookA Washington Post Best BookUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports storyand more.

It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. Government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.


8. Badass Black Girl: Quotes, Questions, and Affirmations for Teens (Teen and YA Maturing, Cultural heritage, Women Biographies)

Author: by M.J. Fievre
Mango (January 14, 2020)
English
208 pages

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A Daily Dose of Affirmations for Black Girls”You’ll come away from Badass Black Girl feeling as if you’ve known the author your entire life, and it’s a rare feat for any writer.” “Mike, the Poet,” author of Dear Woman and The Boyfriend Book.

#1 Best Seller and Gift Idea in Teen & Young Adult Cultural Heritage Biographies, Publishers Weekly Select Title for Young Readers, 2021 In the Margins Book Award Winner, Top Title for YA NonfictionAffirmations for strong, fearless Black girls. Wisdom from Badass Black female trailblazers who accomplished remarkable things in literature, entertainment, education, STEM, business, military and government services, politics and law, activism, sports, spirituality, and more.

Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. In this book and journal created for teenage Black girls, MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes.

By reflecting on these topics, you confront the issues that can hold you back from living your best life and discovering your Black girl bliss. Embrace authenticity and celebrate who you are. Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, so here’s a journal designed to help you nurture creativity, positive self-awareness, and the strength and spirit of Black girls.


9. The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity

Author: by Rylan Jay Testa PhD
Instant Help
English
168 pages

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This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers. If you are a transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, you may be wondering how to express your unique identity to others.

The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapiessuch as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)to help you address the broad range of struggles you may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear, and even depression.

Despite outdated beliefs, gender no longer implies being simply male or female, but rather a whole spectrum of possibilities. This fun, engaging workbook is designed specifically for teens like you who want to explore the concept of gender and gender identity and expressionwhether you already identify as TGNC or are simply questioning your gender identity.

10. Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

Author: by Melba Pattillo Beals
Washington Square Press
English
312 pages

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In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most powerful figures, Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism, but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identity.

In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in the wake of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v.Board of Education.

Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob’s rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down.

Warriors Don’t Cry is, at times, a difficult but necessary reminder of the valuable lessons we can learn from our nation’s past. It is a story of courage and the bravery of a handful of young, black students who used their voices to influence change during a turbulent time.

11. This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal: Over 50 Activities to Help You Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future)

Author: by Tiffany Jewell
English
96 pages
0711263035

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An official companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller, this guided journal contains more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey. In This Book Is Anti-Racist, Tiffany Jewell and Aurlia Durand gave us an essential volume to understand anti-racism. Now, in the journal companion, understand your anti-racist self and dive further into the work.

Within the vibrantly illustrated pages, you will find some familiar information along with new reflections and prompts to go deeper. This anti-racist toolkit gives you space to learn and grow through activities centered around identity, history, family, your universe, disruption, self-care, privilege, art, expression, and much more, including: Create a map of you by drawing, collaging, sticking, and painting your many and favorite social and personal identitiesDiscover how diverse your universe is by writing down the races and ethnicities of the people in your lifeDesign your own buttons that share your beliefs, values, and what you stand forWrite a letter to your future self to share your dreams and how you are growing into your anti-racismMake a plan and be ready for scenarios when you are confronted by racist comments, actions, and policiesBrainstorm your anti-racist vision of what our communities will look like without racism and how we can get thereContinue to stay awake, start taking action, and always lean into the work of disrupting racism.

12. 39 Lessons for Black Boys & Girls

Author: by Kenn Bivins
English
120 pages
1733374779

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39 Lessons for Black Boys & Girls is a series of affirmations and lessons that promote self-esteem, education, justice and wisdom among Black children. This book is also a great kick-starter for in-depth conversations about race with boys and girls of all ethnicities.

13. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Author: by Phillip Hoose
Square Fish
English
160 pages

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“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.'” – Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v.

Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.

14. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

Author: by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Speak
English
144 pages

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A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes-now in paperback will an all-new discussion guide. As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes.

Jailed eleven times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today’s young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.

Straightforward and inspiring, this beautifully illustrated memoir brings readers into the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, complementing Common Core classroom learning and bringing history alive for young readers.

15. The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia

Author: by Esther Hautzig
HarperCollins
English
256 pages

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This is the remarkable true story of a family during one of the bleakest periods in history, a story that “radiates optimism and the resilience of the human spirit” (Washington Post). In June 1941, the Rudomin family is arrested by the Russians.

They are accused of being capitalists, enemies of the people. Forced from their home and friends in Vilna, Poland, they are herded into crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia. For five years, Esther and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields, working in the mines, and struggling to stay alive.

But in the middle of hardship and oppression, the strength of their small family sustains them and gives them hope for the future. The first winner of the Sydney Taylor Awards was Esther Hautzig’s The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia, and 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of this powerful classic.

NOTE:Now with new cover

16. Empowered Black Girl: Joyful Affirmations and Words of Resilience (Teen and YA Maturing, Self-Esteem, Cultural Heritage, For Fans of Badass Black Girl)

Author: by M.J. Fievre
Mango (January 19, 2021)
English
224 pages

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Inspirational Affirmations from Fabulous Black Female Trailblazers Fievre’s tips for affirmations and other positive strategies are the tools her readers will be able to utilize in their lives. It’s time for us Black girls and Black women to be empowered, and I’m glad we have Fievre to show us the way.

Monique Jones, author of The Book of Awesome Black Americans #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Maturing, Cultural Heritage, and Women Biographies Even strong, fearless, and badass Black girls and Black women need affirmations. Now more than ever, we need to practice the art of self-care and give our minds and bodies the TLC they deserve.

Author of Badass Black Girl and Happy, Okay?M. J Fievre brings you inspirational words of wisdom through fabulous Black female trailblazers who have changed the world, including Audre Lorde, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Davis.Take a deep breath. We don’t always have to be strong.

Sometimes, taking a break to focus on our mental health is bravery in itself. We find ourselves needing reminders that we are incredible and more than enough. Empowered Black Girl: Joyful Affirmations and Words of Resilience teaches you to: Learn the habit of using affirmations daily Experience a life filled with love, Black joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction Take control of your destiny Strengthen your self-esteem The Radical self-affirmation you deserve.