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Anti Racist Mid­dle Grade books engage young read­ers in con­ver­sa­tions about racism, dis­crim­i­na­tion, and sys­tems of oppres­sion. Inspired by this list from BookRiot.

The Truth, Racial Heal­ing and Trans­for­ma­tion pro­gram part of ALA’s Great Sto­ries Club grant explores ques­tions of race, equi­ty, iden­ti­ty, his­to­ry and sup­ports racial heal­ing ses­sions with par­tic­i­pat­ing libraries and their com­mu­ni­ty part­ners and their young teen readers

Find­ing Your Voice, Speak­ing Truth to Pow­er book series was curat­ed by Susana M. Mor­ris, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Lit­er­a­ture, Media, and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Geor­gia Insti­tute of Technology.

Each year, a com­mit­tee of school and pub­lic librar­i­ans reads wide­ly to choose a list of twen­ty nom­i­nat­ed titles. Then young adults choose books from among that list to read and rate. The books that earn the high­est num­ber of read­ers and rat­ings become the Peach Book and Hon­or Books. Learn more at http://​geor​gia​peachaward​.org.

A grass­roots lit­er­a­cy move­ment empow­er­ing read­ers and lead­ers in hun­dreds of schools and com­mu­ni­ties around the world. Found­ed by Dr. Ama­to and Maple­wood HS (Nashville, TN) stu­dents in 2016. Fol­low @projectLITcomm on IG/​Twitter for more info.

A grass­roots lit­er­a­cy move­ment empow­er­ing read­ers and lead­ers in hun­dreds of schools and com­mu­ni­ties around the world. Found­ed by Dr. Ama­to and Maple­wood HS (Nashville, TN) stu­dents in 2016. Fol­low @projectLITcomm on IG/​Twitter for more info.

A Read Woke book chal­lenges a social norm, gives a voice to the voice­less, pro­vides infor­ma­tion about a group that has been dis­en­fran­chised, seeks to chal­lenge the sta­tus quo, and has a pro­tag­o­nist from an under­rep­re­sent­ed or oppressed group. Read Woke was start­ed by Cice­ly Lewis, a Gwin­nett Coun­ty media specialist.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a​“teen choice” list, where teens nom­i­nate and choose their favorite books of the pre­vi­ous year!