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Social Justice Literature for Youth

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and LeUyen Pham

When Grace’s teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first. And she immediately starts off…

Words Are Not for Hurting/Las Palabras no son para Lastimar by Elizabeth Verdick and Marieka Heinlen

Children are known for speaking their minds. We can’t expect them to watch every word, but we can help them to understand that their words…

Change the World Before Bedtime by Mark Kimball Moulton, Josh Chalmers, and Karen Good

Written in simple, engaging rhyme, this story takes an inspirational look into how the little things in life—a smile, a kind word, a simple deed…

One by Kathryn Otoshi

An engaging story for very young children based on colors and numbers about “blue, a quiet color,” who gets bullied by “hot head red.” The…

I Am Alfonso Jones

Alfonso Jones can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school's hip-hop rendition of the classic Shakespearean play. He also wants to let…

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When…