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Race and American History

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Race Against Time: The Untold Story of Scipro Jones and the Battle to Save Twelve Innocent Men

Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2021
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Carole Boston Weatherford
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2021
African American individuals surrounded by foliage

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Brandy Colbert
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2021
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Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition)

Anton Treuer
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2021
Chicago cityscape against red sky

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Claire Hartfield
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2018
Young Civil Rights marchers carrying American flag

Freedom Summer for Young People: The Violent Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

Bruce Watson, Rebecca Stefoff
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2020
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2015
Policing and Race: The Debate over Excessive Use of Force

Policing and Race: The Debate over Excessive Use of Force

Jim Gallagher
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2021
The Spread of Hate and Extremism

The Spread of Hate and Extremism

Robert M. Henderson
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2020
Stamped Remix

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of Stamped from the Beginning

Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
Age Level:
YA, Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2021