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Books in this category address a wide range of historical and current forms of bigotry, prejudice that is both intentional and systemic and prejudice that is unintentional, but just as hurtful. In some books prejudice is the primary focus of the story; in others it is part of the fabric of the book but not its central theme.
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  My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Christine King Farris (Author), Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator)
Renowned educator Christine King Farris, older sister of the late Dr. King, recalls the birth of her two younger brothers and reflects on life in the King household from the vantage point of an older sibling. Using simple language, she describes race relations in the South during her childhood, shares the lessons that the King children learned from their family about standing up for justice and equality, and sets the stage for the historic journey that her brother would embark upon in the years to come.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
  My Brother's Keeper: The Holocaust through the Eyes of an Artist
Written by
Israel Bernbaum
An artist describes the Holocaust and explains how he tries to tell the story of that catastrophe through his art.
[Grade Level: 5 & Up]
  My Dog Lala
Roman R. Kent (Author), Tziyon McWilliams (Illustrator)
Holocaust survivor, Roman Kent, tells the touching story of the loving relationship he had with his dog during the years of the Holocaust. After young Roman is forced to leave his dog behind in the country as the Nazis approach, he is stunned to find that Lala has located him on a train bound for Lodz. Later, when the family is forced into the Lodz ghetto, Lala again miraculously finds the family. From then, Lala spends her days in a factory caring for her puppies and her nights in the ghetto with the Kent family, until the sad day when the Nazis force all ghetto residents to hand over their pets. Lala teaches Kent that “love is stronger than hate, and no guns, barbed wire and no German guards could stop her from proving it.” The book features illustrations and photographs, and a teacher’s guide is included with an order of 30 or more books.
[Grade Level: 3 - 5]
  My Name Is Bilal
Asma Mobin-Uddin (Author), Barbara Kiwak (Illustrator)
Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslim students. Bilal tries to hide his identity, until his teacher gives him a biography of an important figure in the history of the Islamic faith also named Bilal.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
  My Secret Bully
Written by
Trudy Ludwig
A girl tells her mom about a girl bullying her in school.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  My Secret Camera: Life in the Lodz Ghetto
Mendel Grossman (Author and Photographer), Frank Dabba Smith (Author)
Photographs taken secretly by a young Jewish man document the fear, hardship, generosity, and humanity woven through the daily life of the Jews forced to live in the Lodz ghetto during the Holocaust.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
  My Two Uncles
Written by
Judith Vigna
A young child's grandfather has trouble accepting the fact that his son is gay.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The NAACP: An Organization Working to End Discrimination
Written by
Andrew Santella
This book traces the history of one of the nation's oldest and most important civil rights organizations, from the formation of the Niagara Movement on 1905 to modern-day protests over the flying of Confederate flags. Prominent NAACP leaders--such as W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Thurgood Marshall--are profiled and milestones in the struggle for equal rights are discussed, including anti-lynching and desegregation efforts. The book includes a timeline, glossary and lots of photographs that break up the text and make the book accessible to younger readers.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
  Night Golf
Cedric Lucas (Illustrator), William Miller (Author)
A young African-American boy finds his way around the racial barriers of the 1960s and learns to play golf.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Niña Bonita
Ana María Machado (Author), Rosana Faria (Illustrator)
The story of an albino bunny that loves the beauty of a girl's dark skin and wants to find out how he can get black fur.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
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