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Social Justice Literature for Youth

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part…

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei,…

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

National Society of Social Studies Educators Best Trade Book of 2019, Kirkus Review Best Book of 2019 and the Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.…

Ink and Ashes by Valynne Maetani

Winner of Tu Books’ New Visions Award, Ink and Ashes is a fascinating debut novel packed with romance, intrigue, and heart-stopping action. Claire Takata has…

Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh

A story of family, hope, and survival, inspired by the author's mother’s real-life experiences during the Korean War. Faced with middle school racism, Junie Kim…

Amina's Song by Hena Khan

Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature. In the companion novel to the beloved and award-winning Amina’s Voice, it’s the last few days…