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Reading/Race: A Literary Discussion Series for Educators

Reading/Race is a ten-month virtual reading series from Boogie Down Books for individual educators and groups to explore contemporary young adult literature that centers the voices, hi(stories), and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). Featured genres include history, memoir, comics, short stories, realistic fiction, science fiction, and romance.

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Thank you for acknowledging the labor and expertise that thoughtfully curated this list by purchasing books from us that you've learned about through our recommendations. Your money will recirculate throughout the Bronx, and you'll be supporting people, not corporate algorithms.

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Fresh Ink: An Anthology Cover Image
By Lamar Giles (Editor)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524766313
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Published: Ember - July 30th, 2019

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) Cover Image
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807049396
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Published: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019

Hearts Unbroken Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213133
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

Victor LaValle's Destroyer Cover Image
By Victor LaValle, Dietrich Smith (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684150557
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Published: BOOM! Studios - March 6th, 2018

You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

Clap When You Land Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

Frankly in Love Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984812223
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2020