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Social Justice in Books for Children and Teens

Compiled by Megan Schliesman and Merri Lindgren
© 2017 Cooperative Children's Book Center; updated annually

In compiling this bibliography, we thought about the following questions:

• How do aspects of identity (race, religion, immigrant status, ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation/identity) and economic status impact how individuals and groups are perceived and treated by other people and/or society?

• What does social justice look like in action?

• What are small acts and big actions that individuals and groups can make to contribute to or advocate for a more socially just community/country/world?

We’ve divided the books on the list into five topical categories:

• Class, Economics and Labor
• Race, (Dis)Ability and Religion
• Immigrants and Refugees
• Gender, Gender Identity and Sexuality
• Activism and Opportunities for Change

Within each, we’ve further divided by age range: PreK-Grade 5, and Grades 6-12. Many books could have been placed into more than one thematic category and a number of books also cross the age-range categories (age recommendations are provided). We focused on books published in the past five years, although some older books of note are included.

This list includes titles with both contemporary and historical settings, since understanding the struggle for social justice today is dependent on understanding the past.

Across this list are books illuminating attitudes and actions that prohibit or promote social justice (equity, equality, access to resources and opportunities, human dignity), including books that foster understanding and empathy and showcase value for the diversity that defines and strengthens our communities, our country and the world.

This bibliography is far from exhaustive. If you want to continue exploring social justice in trade books for children and teens, take a look at the following CCBC bibliographies:

• 30 Multicultural Books Every Teen Should Know
• 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know
• 50 Books about Peace and Social Justice
• Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Books for Children and Teens
• Global Reading: Selected Books for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries
• Marching On: Selected Books about the Civil Rights Movement
• Tell Them We Remember: Selected Literature about the Holocaust and World War II
Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson: Companion Books for Children and Teens

Click on underlined book titles to see the CCBC review of the book, and/or the cover image.
Complete list of CCBC bibliographies

Class, Economics and Labor: PreK-Grade 5

    Balliett, Blue. Hold Fast. Scholastic, 2013. 288 pages. Ages 8-11

    Barnett, Mac. Extra Yarn. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2012. 40 pages. Ages 4–8

    Boelts, Maribeth. Happy Like Soccer. Illustrated by Lauren Castillo. Candlewick Press, 2012. 32 pages. Ages 5-8

    Bunting, Eve. Yard Sale. Illustrated by Lauren Castillo. Candlewick Press, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 4-7

    Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Mighty Miss Malone. Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, 2012. 320 pages. Ages 9-12

    Jacobson, Jennifer Richard. Paper Things. Candlewick Press, 2015. 216 pages. Ages 9–12

    Kittinger, Jo S. The House on Dirty-Third Street. Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. Peachtree, 2012. 32 pages. Ages 6-9

    Lyon, George Ella. Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song. Illustrated by Christopher Cardinale. Cinco Puntos, 2011. 40 pages. Ages 7-11

    Lyon, George Ella. You and Me and Home Sweet Home. Illustrated by Stephanie Anderson. A Richard Jackson Book / Atheneum, 2009. 40 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Medina, Meg. Tía Isa Wants a Car. Illustrated by Claudio Muñoz. Candlewick Press, 2011. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

    Perkins, Mitali. Tiger Boy. Illustrated by Jamie Hogan. Charlesbridge, 2015. 140 pages. Ages 7-10

    Woodson, Jacqueline. Each Kindness. Illustrated by E. B. Lewis. Putnam, 2012. 32 pages. Ages 5-9

Class, Economics and Labor: Grades 6-12

    Amnesty International. Free? Stories about Human Rights. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2010. 202 pages. Ages 11 and older

    Bausum, Ann. Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Hours. National Geographic, 2012. 104 pages. Age 12 and older

    Duyvis, Corinne. On the Edge of Gone. Amulet Books/Abrams, 2016. 456 pages. Age 14 and older

    Engle, Margarita. Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. 272 pages. Age 12 and older

    Flake, Sharon. Money Hungry. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2001. 187 pages. Ages 12 - 16

    Gansworth, Eric. If I Ever Get Out of Here. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2013. 359 pages. Age 11 and older

    Pung, Alice. Lucy & Linh. U.S. edition: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. 340 pages. 13 and older

    Reynolds, Jason. Ghost. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Atheneum, 2016. 181 pages. 9-12

    Smith, Sherri L.. Orleans. Putnam, 2013. 336 pages. Age 12 and older

    Sullivan, Tara. The Bitter Side of Sweet. Putnam, 2016. 299 pages. 10-14

    Watson, Renée. This Side of Home. Bloomsbury, 2015. 326 pages. Ages 12–18

    Zarr, Sara. Gem & Dixie. Balzer + Bray, 2017. 288 pages. Age 12 and older

Race, (Dis)Ability and Religion: PreK-Grade 5

    Bandy, Michael S. and Eric Stein . Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box. Illustrated by James E. Ransome. Candlewick Press, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 6–9

    Bell, Cece. El Deafo. Amulet, 2014. 248 pages. Ages 8-12

    Best, Cari. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

    Draper, Sharon M. . Stella by Starlight. Atheneum, 2015. 320 pages. Ages 8–11

    Jung, Mike. Unidentified Suburban Object. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2016. 272 pages. Ages 9-13

    Khan, Hena. Amina's Voice. Salaam / Atheneum, 2017. 208 pages. Ages 9-13

    Levy, Dana Alison. The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island. Delacorte Press, 2016. 259 pages. Ages 7-10

    Marshall III, Joseph. In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse. Illustrated by Jim Yellowhawk. Amulet / Abrams, 2015. 165 pages. Ages 9-12

    Robertson, David A.. When We Were Alone. Illustrated by Julie Flett. Highwater Press, 2016. 32 pages. 5-8

    Tingle, Tim. How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story. Roadrunner Press, 2013. 141 pages. Ages 10-13

    Tonatiuh, Duncan. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation.. Abrams, 2014. 40 pages. Ages 6-10

    Ursu, Anne. The Real Boy. Illustrated by Erin McGuire. Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins, 2013. 341 pages. Ages 8-11

    Weatherford, Carole Boston. Freedom in Congo Square. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. little bee books, 2016. 32 pages. Age 6 and older

Race, (Dis)Ability and Religion: Grades 6-12

    Brown, Don. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. 96 pages. Age 11 and older

    Bryan, Ashley. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life. A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book / Atheneum, 2016. 56 pages. 9 and older

    Budhos, Marina. Watched. Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, 2016. 265 pages. Age 13 and older

    Bush, editor, Gail and Randy Meyer, editor . Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice. Norwood House Press, 2013. 94 pages. Age 15 and older

    Davis, Kenneth C.. In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives. Henry Holt, 2016. 286 pages. 13 and older

    Draper, Sharon. Out of My Mind. Simon & Schuster, 2010. 295 pages. Ages 10-13

    Ellis, Deborah. Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids. Groundwood / House of Anansi Press, 2013. 252 pages. Ages 12 and older

    Johnson, Harriet McBryde. Accidents of Nature. Henry Holt, 2006. 229 pages. Age 14 and older

    Lauer, Brett Fletcher and Lynn Melnick eds . Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation. Viking, 2015. 290 pages. Age 14 and older

    Master, Irfan. A Beautiful Lie. Albert Whitman, 2012. 301 pages. Age 11 and older

    Myers, Walter Dean. Monster. Illustrated by Christopher Myers. HarperCollins, 1999. 1999 pages. Ages 13 and older

    Pérez, Ashley Hope. Out of Darkness. Carolrhoda Lab, 2015. 402 pages. Age 14 and older

    Reynolds, Jason and Brendan Kiely . All American Boys. Atheneum, 2015. 320 pages. Age 13 and older

    Sandler, Martin W.. Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II. Walker/Bloomsbury, 2013. 176 pages. Ages 11-14

    Shabazz, Ilyasah and Kekla Magoon . X: A Novel. Candlewick Press, 2015. 348 pages. Age 14 and older

    Sheinkin, Steve. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights. Roaring Brook Press, 2014. 200 pages pages. Age 13 and older

    Tingle, Tim. House of Purple Cedar. Cinco Puntos Press, 2014 (c2013). 336 pages. Age 14 and older

    Venkatraman, Padma. A Time to Dance. Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin, 2014. 307 pages. Ages 12 and Older

Immigrants and Refugees: PreK-Grade 5

    Argueta, Jorge. Somos como las nubes = We Are Like the Clouds. Translated by Elisa Amado from the Spanish. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Groundwood, 2016. 32 pages. Age 9 and older

    Boyce, Frank Cottrell. The Unforgotten Coat. Candlewick Press, 2011. 112 pages. Ages 9-12

    Brown, Skila. Caminar. Candlewick Press, 2014. 193 pages. Ages 9-13

    Buitrago, Jairo. Two White Rabbits. Translated by Elisa Amado from the Spanish. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, 2015. 48 pages. Ages 5-12

    Danticat, Edwidge. Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation. Illustrated by Leslie Staub. Dial, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

    Eggers, Dave. Her Right Foot. Illustrated by Shawn Harris. Chronicle Books, 2017. 100 pages. Age 8 and older

    Garland, Sarah. Azzi In Between. U.S. edition: Frances Lincoln, 2013. 32 pages. Ages 6-11

    Kelly, Erin Entrada. The Land of Forgotten Girls. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2016. 304 pages. Ages 9-12

    K'naan, . When I Get Older: The Story Behind “Wavin’ Flag". Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez. Tundra Books, 2012. 32 pages. Ages 7–10

    Morpurgo, Michael. Shadow. Feiwel and Friends, 2012. 180 pages. Ages 9–12

    Sanna, Francesca. The Journey. Flying Eye Books, 2016. 44 pages. Ages 5-9

    Tonatiuh, Duncan. Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale. Abrams, 2013. 32 pages. Ages 6-10

    Yep, Laurence and Dr. Kathleen S. Yep . The Dragon’s Child: A Story of Angel Island. HarperCollins, 2008. 133 pages. Ages 9-12

Immigrants and Refugees: Grades 6-12

    Applegate, Katherine. Home of the Brave. Feiwel and Friends, 2007. 249 pages. Ages 10-14

    Bausum, Ann. Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration. National Geographic, 2009. 111 pages. Ages 12 and older

    Diaz, Alexandra. The Only Road. A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2016. 308 pages. 9-13

    Fraillon, Zana. The Bone Sparrow. Disney-Hyperion, 2016. 228 pages. 10-13

    Freedman, Russell. Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain. Translated by Evans Chan from the Chinese. Clarion, 2013. 81 pages. Age 12 and older

    Grande, Reyna. The Distance Between Us. Young Readers Edition. Aladdin, 2016. 322 pages. Age 13 and older

    Lai, Thanhha. Inside Out & Back Again. Harper/HarperCollins, 2011. 262 pages. Ages 10-13

    McCormick, Patricia. Never Fall Down. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2012. 216 pages. Age 14 and older

    Osborne, Linda Barrett. This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration. Abrams, 2016. 124 pages. 12 and older

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis. The Red Pencil. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. Little, Brown, 2014. 308 pages. Ages 12 and Older

    St. John, Warren. Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town. Delacorte Press, 2012. 226 pages. Age 11 and older

    Whitman, Sylvia. The Milk of Birds. Atheneum, 2013. 363 pages. Age 14 and older

    Yoon, Nicola. The Sun Is Also a Star. Delacorte Press, 2016. 348 pages. Age 13 and older

    Zoboi, Ibi. American Street. Balzer + Bray, 2017. 336 pages. Age 13 and older

Gender, Gender Identity and Sexuality: PreK-Grade 5

    Baldacchino, Christine. Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress . Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant. A Groundwood Book / House of Anansi Press, 2014. 32 pages. Ages 3-8

    Bradley, Sandra. Henry Holton Takes the Ice. Illustrated by Sara Palacios. Dial, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 4–8

    Cassidy, Sara. A Boy Named Queen. Groundwood, 2016. 77 pages. Ages 7-10

    Engle, Margarita. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music. Illustrated by Rafael López. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. 40 pages. Ages 4-8

    Gino, Alex. George. Scholastic Press, 2015. 195 pages. Ages 8–11

    Hashimi, Nadia. One Half from the East. HarperCollins, 2016. 272 pages. Ages 9-13

    Herthel, Jessica and Jazz Jennings . I Am Jazz. Illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas. Dial, 2014. 24 pages. Ages 3-9

    Hoffman, Sarah and Ian Hoffman . Jacob's New Dress. Illustrated by Chris Case. Albert Whitman, 2014. 32 pages. Ages 3-8

    Krishnaswami, Uma. Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh. Tu Books, 2017. 288 pages. Ages 8-12

    McCully, Emily Arnold. Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. 32 pages. Ages 5-9

    Mike, Nadia. Leah's Mustache Party. Illustrated by Charlene Chua. Inhabit Media, 2016. 26 pages. Ages 3-7

    Perkins, Mitali. Rickshaw Girl. Illustrated by Jamie Hogan. Charlesbridge, 2007. 91 pages. Ages 8-10

    Richardson, Justin and Peter Parnell . And Tango Makes Three: 10th Anniversary Edition. Illustrated by Henry Cole. Simon & Schuster, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 3–6

Gender, Gender Identity and Sexuality: Grades 6-12

    Andrews, Arin and Joshua Lyon . Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen. Simon & Schuster, 2014. 248 pages. Ages 12 and Older

    Bausum, Ann. Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights. Viking, 2015. 120 pages. Age 13 and older

    Farizan, Sara. If You Could Be Mine. Algonquin, 2013. 248 pages. Age 13 and older

    Garvin, Jeff. Symptoms of Being Human. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2016. 335 pages. Age 14 and older

    King, A. S. . Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future. Little, Brown, 2014. 306 pages. Age 14 and older

    Kuklin, Susan. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out. Candlewick Press, 2014. 182 pages. Age 12 and older

    Leavitt, Martine. My Book of Life by Angel. Margaret Ferguson Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012. 246 pages. Age 15 and older

    Medina, Meg. Burn Baby Burn. Candlewick Press, 2016. 320 pages. Age 13 and older

    O'Neill, Louise. Asking for It. U.S. edition: Quercus, 2016. 339 pages. 14 and older

    Patel, Sonia. Rani Patel in Full Effect. Cinco Puntos Press, 2016. 314 pages. 14 and older

    Polonsky, Ami. Gracefully Grayson. Disney Hyperion, 2014. 243 pages. Ages 10-13

    Prince, Liz. Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir. Zest, 2014. 255 pages. Ages 12 and Older

    Quintero, Isabel. Gabi: A Girl in Pieces. Cinco Puntos Press, 2014. 284 pages. Age 14 and older

    Saeed, Aisha. Written in the Stars. Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, 2015. 284 pages. Age 14 and older

    Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Simon & Schuster, 2012. 359 pages pages. Age 14 and older

    Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 464 pages. Age 13 and older

    Schmatz, Pat. Lizard Radio. Candlewick Press, 2015. 280 pages. Age 13 and older

    Silvera, Adam. More Happy Than Not. Soho Teen / Soho Press, 2015. 295 pages. Age 14 and older

Activism and Opportunities for Change: PreK-Grade 5

    Atinuke, . Love from Anna Hibiscus! (Anna Hibiscus Book 7). Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. U.S. edition: Kane-Miller, 2017. 95 pages. Ages 4-8

    Boelts, Maribeth. Those Shoes. Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Candlewick Press, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 5-8

    Cristina, Henriqueta. Three Balls of Wool (Can Change the World). Translated by Lyn Miller-Lachmann from the Portuguese. Illustrated by Yara Kono. U.S. edition: Enchanted Lion, 2017. 32 pages. Ages 6-9

    de la Peña, Matt. Last Stop on Market Street. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. Putnam, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 3-8

    Deedy, Carmen Agra. ¡El gallo que no se callaba! / The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! . Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin. Scholastic Press, 2017. 48 pages. Ages 6-10

    Durango, Julia. The One Day House. Illustrated by Bianca Diaz. Charlesbridge, 2017. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

    Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. A Taste of Freedom: Gandhi and the Great Salt March.. Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri. Walker / Bloomsbury, 2014. 40 pages. Ages 6-10

    Krasner, Barbara. Goldie Takes a Stand! Golda Meir’s First Crusade. Illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley. Kar-Ben, 2014. 32 pages. Ages 5-8

    Krishnaswami, Uma. Book Uncle and Me. Illustrated by Julianna Swaney. Groundwood, 2016. 149 pages. Ages 7-10

    Levinson, Cynthia. The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Atheneum, 2017. 40 pages. Ages 6-9

    Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table. Illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin. Afterword by Will Allen. Readers to Eaters, 2013. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 14

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Carolrhoda, 2015. 36 pages. Age 8 and older

    Paul, Miranda. One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia. Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Millbrook Press, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 7–10

    Rappaport, Doreen. Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller. Illustrated by Matt Tavares. Disney / Hyperion, 2012. 40 pages. Ages 6-9

    Reich, Susanna. Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice. Photographed by B. Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. Bloomsbury, 2017. 48 pages. Ages 6-9

    Rockliff, Mara. My Heart Will Not Sit Down. Illustrated by Ann Tanksley. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

    Slade, Suzanne. Dangerous Jane. Illustrated by Alice Ratterree. Peachtree, 2017. 40 pages. Ages 6-10

    Smith, Monique Gray. Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation. Orca, 2017. 160 pages. Ages 8-13

    Suneby, Elizabeth. Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education. Illustrated by Susanna Verelst. Citizen Kid/Kids Can Press, 2013. 32 pages. Ages 6-9

    Susan L., Roth and Cindy Trumbore . The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families. Illustrated by Susan L. Roth. Lee & Low, 2011. 32 pages. Ages 6-10

    Thompson, Laurie Ann. Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. Schwartz & Wade, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 6–9

    Warren, Sarah. Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. Marshall Cavendish, 2012. 32 pages. Ages 5–9

    Winter, Jeanette. Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan. Beach Lane, 2014. 40 pages. Ages 7-10

    Winter, Jonah. Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. Schwartz & Wade, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 7–10

    Yoo, Paula . Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank. Illustrated by Jamel Akib. Lee & Low, 2014. 40 pages. Ages 7-10

Activism and Opportunities for Change: Grades 6-12

    Brimner, Larry Dane. Strike! The Farm Workers’ Fight for Their Rights. Calkins Creek / Highlights, 2014. 172 pages. Ages 13 and Up

    Castellucci, Cecil and Jim Rugg . The Plain Janes. Minx, 2007. 172 pages. Ages 13-16

    Engle, Margarita. Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics. Illustrated by Rafael López. Godwin Books / Henry Holt, 2017. 48 pages. Ages 8-12

    George, Madeleine. The Difference Between You and Me. Viking, 2012. 256 pages. Age 12 and older

    Kidder, Tracy and Adapted for young people by Michael French . Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World. Delacorte Press, 2013. 272 pages. Ages 12-15

    Levinson, Cynthia. We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March. Peachtree, 2012. 176 pages. Age 12 and older

    Lewis, John and Andrew Aydin . March: Book One. Illustrated by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, 2013. 121 pages. Age 13 and older

    Lewis, John and Andrew Aydin . March: Book Two. Illustrated by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, 2015. 187 pages. Age 11 and older

    Lewis, John and Andrew Aydin . March: Book Three. Illustrated by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, 2016. 246 pages. Age 11 and older

    Magoon, Kekla. Fire in the Streets. Aladdin / Simon & Schuster, 2012. 321 pages. Age 12 and older

    Manzano, Sonia. The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. Scholastic, 2012. 224 pages. Age 12 and older

    Mathieu, Jennifer. Moxie. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. 336 pages. Age 13 and older

    Raina, Arushi. When Morning Comes. Tradewind books, 2017. 221 pages. Age 14 and older

    Rubin, Susan Goldman. Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice. Holiday House, 2016. 134 pages. Age 11 and older

    Watson, Renée. Piecing Me Together. Bloomsbury, 207. 264 pages. Age 12 and older

    Yousafzai, Malala and Patricia McCormick . I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World, Young Readers Edition. Little, Brown, 2014. 230 pages. Ages 12 and Older

This list may be reproduced and distributed by educational and/or nonprofit organizations so long as credit is given to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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