LIS 7190 Social Justice and Children’s/YA Lit

Hello, here is my reading list for LIS 7190 Social Justice and Children’s/YA Literature. We’ll also have some “find and read” assignments, such as “find and read a picture book about transracial adoption” or “find and read a book from the Sydney Taylor Book Award list” or “pick one and read” from a provided list. I am looking forward to having you all in class this summer!

  1. Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. Fighting Words
  2. Burton, Virginia Lee. The Little House 
  3. Callender, Kacen. King and the Dragonflies
  4. Charles, Tami. Muted
  5. Chee, Traci. We Are Not Free
  6. Curato, Mike. Flamer
  7. Danticat, Edwidge. Illustrated by Leslie Staub. Mama’s Nightingale
  8. Day, Christine. I Can Make This Promise
  9. Elliott, Zetta. Illustrated by Loveis Wise. Say Her Name (Poems to Empower)
  10. Gibney, Shannon. See No Color 
  11. Hudson, Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson. The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love and Truth
  12. Jamieson, Victoria and Omar Mohamed. When the Stars are Scattered
  13. LeZotte, Ann Clare. Show Me a Sign
  14. Lowery, Lynda Blackmon. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March 
  15. Mabalon, Dawn and Gayle Romasanta. Illustrated by Andre Sibayan. Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong 
  16. Nayeri, Daniel. Everything Sad is Untrue
  17. Okorafor, Nnedi. Akata Witch
  18. Robertson, David A. The Barren Grounds
  19. Salazar, Aida. Land of the Cranes
  20. Silvera, Adam. History is All You Left Me
  21. Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Hearts Unbroken
  22. Smith, Cynthia Leitich (ed.) Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
  23. Spiegelman, Art. Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History
  24. Tatum Jr, Beverly Daniel. Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
  25. Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah. Illustrated by Lisa Uribe. Your Name is a Song
  26. Weatherfold, Carole Boston. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
  27. Yang, Kelly. Front Desk
  28. Yoo, Paula. Illustrated by Lin Wang. Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story

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