RACE AND ETHNICITY

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March: Book One
by: John Lewis

March: Book One tells the incredible true story of John Lewis and his role in the black Civil Rights Movement via a graphic novel that is beautifully drawn and written. 

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Brown Girl Dreaming
by: Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming tells the story of Woodson's childhood in South Carolina and New York during the 1960s. As an African American woman, she faced many challenges that are still relevant to our current times.

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Monster
by: Walter Dean Meyers

Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon and the trial he undergoes for felony murder in the state of New York. 

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Small Great Things
by: Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things follows Ruth Jefferson, a practicing nurse as she is blamed for the death of an infant whose father banned her from his son's care. 

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The Education of Margot Sanchez
by: Lilliam Rivera

The Education of Margot Sanchez follows Margot, a young Latina from the South Bronx as she learns to cope with dysfunctional family structures, choices between good and bad, and everything in between. 

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Mexican Whiteboy
by: Matt De La Peña

Mexican Whiteboy follows Danny Lopez as he navigates life in California. Between baseball, coming of age experiences, and feeling like an imposter because of his race, Danny's story is honest and essential.

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Cool Salsa
by: Lori M. Carlson

Cool Salsa is a collection of bilingual poems about growing up in the United States as a Latino. They discuss everything from race to food to music and the struggles for cultural solidarity. 

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In The Heights
by: Lin-Manuel Miranda

In the Heights follows a close-knit community in New York city filled with people from all diasporas. Originally on Broadway, this Latino musical is the first work of Lin-Manuel Miranda, author of later works such as Hamilton.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by: Sherman Alexie

This text follows the story of Junior, a budding cartoon artist, who leaves life on the reservation to follow his plan for the future. 

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Flight
by: Sherman Alexie

Flight is a time-warped text where a Native American boy traverses through time and experiences some of the most pivotal moments in US history. 

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Kira-Kira
by: Cynthia Kadohata

Kira-Kira follows Katie Takeshima's journey and trials as an Asian-American woman in Georgia. This texts explores what Diasporic communities, racism, and assimilation. 

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American Born Chinese
by: Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese follows a variety of stories where many of the characters face challeneges related to race, Asian immigration, and isolation. 

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How It Went Down
by: Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down traverses the events leading up to the death of  Tariq Johnson, a young black man, shot by a white man. In this story, everybody has a version of their own story and discusses things like prejudice and racism. 

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X: A Novel
by: Ilyasah Shabazz

Written by the daughter of Malcolm X, X: A Novel, relays the life of a young Malcolm X who, left parentless at 15, must decide to continue a life of trouble or to recognize and accept his past. 

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