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Social Justice Literature for Youth

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy

Anthology of art and writings from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today. Emerging and established Native artists, including acclaimed…

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods

Violet is smart, funny and biracial. But her African American father died before she was born and she has grown up with just her white…

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

As Lupita struggles to keep the family afloat, she escapes the chaos of home by writing in the shade of a mesquite tree. Overwhelmed by…

Janna and the Kings by Patricia Smith and Aaron Boyd

Saturdays are special for Janna. That's when she and Granddaddy spend the whole day together. Walking down the street with Granddaddy is like strolling through…

Where Wonder Grows (Donde las Maravillas Crecen) by Xelena González and Adriana Garcia

When Grandma walks to her special garden, her granddaughters know to follow her there. Grandma invites the girls to explore her collection of treasures--magical rocks,…

Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi and Lea Lyon

Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who…