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Social Justice Literature for Youth

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk

Alina Keeler was destined to dance, but then a terrifying fall shatters her leg--and her dreams of a professional ballet career along with it. After…

Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural - Edited by Claudine Chiawei O’Hearn

Personal essays of 18 writers that aren’t sure where they belong. Some are immigrants; most are children or parents of biracial, bicultural families. Level: Grades…

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white…

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman

During the fall leading up to her bat mitzvah, Tara (Hindi for “star”) Feinstein has a lot more than her Torah portion on her mind.…

Amy Hodgepodge All Mixed Up by Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts & Soo Jeong

After years of being homeschooled, Amy Hodges is excited to start fourth grade at a "real" school. But on Amy's first day, she gets teased…

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls

This is the story of one brave family: Mildred and Richard Loving, and their three children. It is the story of how Mildred and Richard…