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Books with Diverse Leads
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
by Margarita Engle
Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule—until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.
Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña
?When's My Birthday
by Julie Fogliano
In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.
Whistle for Willie
by Ezra Jack Keats
by Taye Diggs
I Am Enough
by Grace Byers
Under My Hijab
by Aaliya Jaleel
by Sharee Miller
Read about Historical Figures
Jean Michel Basquiat
Civil Rights Activitst
Bold Women in Black History
Human Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr,
Civil Rights Activitst
Social, Environmental and Political Activist
Start the Conversation on Equality
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Almost 10 years before "Brown vs. Board of Education," Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a Whites only school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.
by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson
Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock
by Aslan and Kelly Tudor
The Day You Begin
by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López
The Whispering Town
by Jennifer Elvgren, illustrated by Fabio Santomauro