IS 563 Social Justice in Youth Literature

Here it is – my reading list for my first class at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois! There’s a lot of overlap with the reading list from my summer LIS 7190 Social Justice and Children’s/Young Adult Literature class.

  1. Alarcón, Francisco. Illustrated by Paula Barragán. Poems to Dream Together/Poemas para soñar juntos
  2. Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. Fighting Words
  3. Burton, Virginia Lee. The Little House
  4. Curato, Mike. Flamer
  5. Danticat, Edwidge. Illustrated by Leslie Staub. Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation
  6. Day, Christine. I Can Make This Promise
  7. DuBois, W.E.B, Augustus Granville Dill, and Jessie Redmon Fauset (eds). The Brownies Book
  8. Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. Adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People
  9. Elliott, Zetta. Illustrated by Loveis Wise. Say Her Name
  10. Gansworth, Eric. Apple: (Skin to the Core)
  11. Hudson, Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson (eds). The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love and Truth
  12. Jamieson, Victoria and Omar Mohamed. Illustrated by Iman Geddy. When Stars are Scattered
  13. Lindstrom, Carole. Illustrated by Michaela Goade. We are Water Protectors
  14. Lukoff, Kyle. Illustrated by Kayla Juanita. When Aidan Became a Brother
  15. Reynolds, Jason and Ibram X. Kendi. Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You OR Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Anti-Racism, and You
  16. LeZotte, Ann Clare. Show Me a Sign
  17. Mabalon, Dawn and Gayle Romasanta. Illustrated by Andre Sibayan. Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong
  18. Salazar, Aida. Land of Cranes
  19. Smith, Cynthia Leitich (ed). Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
  20. Tatum, Beverly Daniel. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race (must be 2017)
  21. Spiegelman, Art. Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History
  22. Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah. Illustrated by Lisa Uribe. Your Name is a Song
  23. Wang, Andrea. The Many Meanings of Meilan
  24. Weatherford, Carole Boston. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
  25. Yang, Kelly. Front Desk
  26. Yoo, Paula. From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement
  • Pick and read one of the following (pick a book you haven’t read before):
    • Abe, Frank and Tamiko Nimura. Illustrated by Ross Ishikawa and Matt Sasaki. We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration
    • Atkins, Laura and Stan Yogi. Illustrated by Yutaka Houlette. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
    • Chee, Traci. We Are Not Free
    • Hughes, Kiku. Displacement
    • Oppenheim, Joanne. Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference
    • Takei, George, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott. Illustrated by Harmony Becker. They Called Us Enemy
    • Uchida, Yoshiko. Journey to Topaz
  • Pick and read one of the following (pick a book you haven’t read before):
    • Coles, Jay. Tyler Johnson was Here 
    • Magoon, Kekla. How It Went Down
    • Medina, Tony. Illustrated by Stacey Robinson and John Jennings. I am Alfonso Jones
    • Oshiro, Mark. Anger is a Gift
    • Reynolds, Jason and Brendan Kiely. All American Boys
    • Stone, Nic. Dear Martin
    • Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give
    • Watson, Renee. Piecing Me Together

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