Black Voices, Black Lives: Nonfiction

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All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by  George M Johnson
In a series of personal essays, journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. This young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys. Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color.
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by  Ibi Zoboi
A collection of short stories explore what it is like to be young and black, centering on the experiences of black teenagers and emphasizing that one person's experiences, reality, and personal identity are different than someone else
For Everyone by Jason Reynolds
An inspirational letter written to the dreamers of the world
How Dare the Sun Rise by  Sandra Uwiringiyimana
The author shares the story of her survival of the Gatumba massacre, despite losing her sister, and how after moving to America she found healing through art and activism
Say Her Name by  Zetta Elliott
Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds
A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, adapted from the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
The book of awesome black Americans : scientific pioneers, trailblazing entrepreneurs, barrier-breaking activists and Afro-futurists by  Monique L. Jones
This book aims to teach the hidden contributions of Black Americans to American culture at large. Who is the book for: Primarily Black and African American boys and girls, ages 12-18, interested in representation and history and who want to learn about the contributions of Black Americans on American culture
This Book is Anti-Racist by  Tiffany Jewel
Learn about identities, true histories, and anti-racism work ... This book is written so young people will feel empowered to stand up to the adults in their lives. This book will give them the language and ability to understand racism and a drive to undo it
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by  Lynda Blackmon Lowery
A 50th-anniversary tribute shares the story of the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic Civil Rights events.
We Are Not Yet Equal by  Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden
A compelling and timely YA adaptation of Anderson's "New York Times" bestseller "White Rage, " written in a narrative style with additional historical context and featuring new content on race in post-Obama America, archival images, and updated backmatter
Updated 06/08/2020