Family Discussion Kits

Diversify your family’s reading and spark discussion on racial and cultural awareness with kit titles curated by our Librarians. Family Kits include titles that have a wide range of age appeal from preschool to young adult. Read, share, and learn together. More kits coming soon… check back!

Kit #1 has been selected with preschool through high school ages in mind. It includes the following:

  1. All Because You Matter by Tami Charles
  2. Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy
  3. Hair Love by Matthew Cherry
  4. Hammering for Freedom by Rita Lorraine Hubbard
  5. Let the Children March (Read Along Book) by Monica Clark Robinson
  6. Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester
  7. Ron’s Big Mission by Rose Blue
  8. Saturday by Oge Mora
  9. Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  10. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  11. The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  12. New Kid by Jerry Craft
  13. Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
  14. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  15. When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris

Kit #2 has been selected with preschool through high school ages in mind. It includes the following:

  1. Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed
  2. Digging for Words by Angela Burke Kunkel
  3. Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho
  4. Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
  5. Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester
  6. Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
  7. When We are Kind by Monique Gray Smith
  8. Where are You From? (Read Along Book) by Yamile Saied Méndez
  9. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  10. Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
  11. Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
  12. When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
  13. Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
  14. This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
  15. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  16. We are Not Free by Traci Chee

Kit #3 has been selected with preschool through middle school ages in mind. It includes the following:

  1. Freedom Soup by Tami Charles
  2. A Journey Toward Hope by Victor Hinojosa and Coert Voorhees
  3. Leila in Saffron by Rukshana Guidroz
  4. Planting Stories by Anika Aldamuy Denise
  5. The Arabic Quilt by Aya Khalil
  6. The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  7. The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelker
  8. The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  9. Sugar in Milk by Thrity Umrigar
  10. Watercress by Andrea Wang
  11. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  12. They Call Me Güero by David Bowles
  13. Refugee by Alan Gratz
  14. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
  15. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Kit #4 has been selected with infant through middle school ages in mind. It includes the following:

  1. The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir & Surishtha Sehgal
  2. I am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes
  3. The Paper Kingdom by Helena Ku Rhee
  4. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
  5. El Cucuy is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera
  6. I am Golden by Eva Chen
  7. Powwow Day by Traci Sorell
  8. Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  9. Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
  10. Jo Jo Makoons by Dawn Quigley
  11. A Place to Land by Barry Wittenstein
  12. Planet Omar by Zanib Mian
  13. Sharuko by Monica Brown
  14. A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
  15. Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

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