Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reads

For Kids:

Rise Up! The Art of Protest by Jo Rippon

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higganbotham

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander


For Teens:

The March Trilogy by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Accused! : the trials of the Scottsboro Boys : lies, prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment by Larry Dane Brimmer

Race against time : the untold story of Scipio Jones and the battle to save twelve innocent men by Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace

Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott by Russell Freedman

Give us the vote! : over 200 years of fighting for the ballot by Susan Goldman Rubin


For Everyone:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Anything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

 The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

Maine’s Visible Black History : the first chronicle of its people by H.H. Price and Gerald E. Talbot

Midden by Julia Bouwsma



For horror fans:

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle

Lakewood by Megan Giddings

Kindred by Octavia Butler

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