Teaching for Change carefully selects the best multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators. Learn about our criteria for selecting titles. Feedback on these lists and suggestions for additional titles are welcome.
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Titles with reviews on this site are noted with an asterisk (*).
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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border *
By Mitali Perkins and Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care
By Julie Nelson, PH.D., Mary Gallagher (Illustrator)
Los Mejores Colores/Best Colors
By Eric Hoffman, Eida de La Vega (Translator), Celeste Henriquez (Illustrator)
Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers
By Uma Mishra-Newbery, Lina Al-Hathloul, and Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation*
By Edwidge Danticat, Leslie Staub (Illustrator)
Zahra's Blessing: A Ramadan Story
By Shirin Shamsi and Manal Mirza (Illustrator)
Spanish edition available: La bendición de Zahra: un relato de Ramadán