Books to Celebrate MLK Day

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Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Explore Civil Rights History

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Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
March: Book One
Assata: An Autobiography
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
March Trilogy (Slipcase Set)
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
March: Book Three
March: Book Two
Notes of a Native Son
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck

Black Voices: Fiction

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The Vanishing Half
The Prophets
The Coldest Winter Ever
Black Buck
Transcendent Kingdom
The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner)
Heaven, My Home
Invisible Man
Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel
Purple Hibiscus
Song of Solomon
The Color Purple: A Novel
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story

Black Voices: Poetry

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Just Us: An American Conversation
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song (A Library of America Anthology)
Citizen: An American Lyric
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
The Tradition
Apologies That Never Came
The Complete Poetry
The Selected Works of Audre Lorde
Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
Finna: Poems
And Still I Rise
Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women

Black Voices: Cookbooks

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The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food
Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes
Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul : A Cookbook
Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed [A Cookbook]
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Taste of Country Cooking
Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant
Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails
Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing
The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem
Living Lively: 80 Plant-Based Recipes to Activate Your Power and Feed Your Potential
Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home
Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
The New Way to Cake: Simple Recipes with Exceptional Flavor

Books to Start the Antiracism Conversation

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Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America (Signed Book)
The Vanishing Half
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents
The Fire Next Time
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
The Hate U Give
How to Be an Antiracist
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Between the World and Me
His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Black Voices: Teens & YA

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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
Concrete Rose
The Hate U Give
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning
Cinderella Is Dead
Punching the Air
Dear Martin
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha Series #1)
Long Way Down
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel
Dear Justyce
All American Boys
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice
Purple Hibiscus

Kids’ Books to Encourage Acceptance & Inclusion

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This Is Your Time
The Day You Begin
All Are Welcome
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street Series)
I Am Enough
Last Stop on Market Street (Newbery Medal Winner)
Hair Love
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family
You Matter
The Colors of Us
I Believe I Can
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine Series #2)
The Other Side


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