The protests in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have rightfully raised questions about structural racism in our country.  Over the next few weeks, Drexel Library will spotlight resources in the library collection that discuss these topics.

–Anne Krakow, Library Director


This week, we’re highlighting anti-racism articles and literature for children. Naomi Cohen, Education Resources Librarian, has put together this list.  Some are print books in the library collection, but many others are available on audio and e-book format. 

Have a book to recommend? Use our online request form. 


Picture books:

A Kids Book about Racism / Jelani Memory (video read-aloud)

Let’s Talk about Race / Julius Lester (video read-aloud)

On the Playground: Our First Talk about Prejudice / Jillian Roberts (ebook)

The Other Side / Jacqueline Woodson


For older readers:

The Hate U Give / Angie Thomas (also made into a movie)

All American Boys / Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely

March / John Lewis (3-volume graphic novel memoir by civil rights leader and U.S. House Representative from Georgia)



Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families (NAEYC)

How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism (Parent Toolkit)


Further Resources:

EmbraceRace: Where to Find Diverse Children’s Books

Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids (Center for Racial Justice in Education)