Books on Social Justice

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Downloadable List(PDF, 42KB)

Nonfiction

  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, call number: YA 305.8009 REYNOLDS 
  •  An Indigenous People’s History of the United States for Young People by Jean Mendoza, call number: YA 970.0049 MENDOZA
  • We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, call number: YA 323.1196 ANDERSON
  • Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott,  call number: YA 811.6 ELLIOTT
  • Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights by Lawrence Goldstone, call number: YA 324.6208 GOLDSTONE
  • Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights by Jamie Lawson, call number: YA 306.766 LAWSON
  • Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon, call number: YA 305.3 VAID-MENON
  • Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum, call number: YA 307.766 BAUSUM
  • Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength and Courage, call number: YA 170.44 NEVERTHELESS
  • Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for their Lives, and Warned the Nation by Candy J. Cooper, call number: YA 615.925 COOPER
  • One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters are Treated Equally by Carol Anderson, call number: YA 324.6208 ANDERSON
  • #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, call number: YA 971.0049 #NOTYOURPRINCESS
  • The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater, call number: YA 364.1555 SLATER
  • Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America, call number: YA 305.4209 OUR
  • Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen, call number: Y B JENNINGS
  • I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope by Chessy Prout, call number: YA B PROUT
  • Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager, call number: YA 306.766 PRAGER
  • All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson, call number: YA B JOHNSON
  • Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression by Iris Gottlieb, call number: YA 305.3 GOTTLIEB
  • The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border by Juan Pablo Villalobos, call number: YA 305.235 VILLALOBOS
  • Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stone Douglas Share their Stories, call number: YA 371.782 PARKLAND

 Fiction

  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone, call number: YA FIC STONE
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, call number: YA FIC REYNOLDS
  • Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles, call number: YA FIC COLES
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, call number: YA FIC THOMAS
  • Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson, call number: YA FIC WATSON
  • We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez, call number: YA FIC TORRES SANCHEZ
  • Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance edited by Bethany Morrow, call number: YA FIC TAKE
  • Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali, call number: YA FIC ALI
  • The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg, call number: YA FIC KONIGSBERG
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, call number: YA FIC ACEVEDO
  • The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan, call number: YA FIC KHAN
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed, call number: YA FIC AHMED
  • Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan, call number: YA FIC WATSON
  • Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens, call number: YA FIC UNBROKEN
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake, call number: YA FIC BLAKE
  • Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson, call number: YA FIC JACKSON
  • This is My America by Kim Johnson, call number: YA FIC JOHNSON
  • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon, call number: YA FIC MAGOON
  • Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro, call number: YA FIC OSHIRO
  • The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed, call number: YA FIC REED
  • Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith, call number: YA FIC SMITH
  • Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam, call number: YA FIC ZOBOI
  • I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver, call number: YA FIC DEAVER
  • Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks, call number: YA FIC HENDRIK

 

Graphic Novels/Comics

  • Colorblind: A Story of Racism by Jonathan Harris, call number YA GN 305.8 COLORBLIND
  • I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, call number YA GN I
  • March: Book One by John Lewis, call number: GN B LEWIS
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, call number: YA GN AMERICAN
  • Hey, Kiddo By Jarrett J. Krosoczka, call number: YA GN B Krosoczka
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, call number: YA GN B TAKEI, G.
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, call number: YA GN SPEAK
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, call number: YA GN B SATRAPI
  • Brazen: Rebel Ladies who Rocked the World, call number: YA GN 920.72 BRAZEN
  • Displacement by Kiku Hughes, call number: YA GN DISPLACEMENT
  • Almost American Girl by Robin Ha, call number: YA GN ALMOST