To accompany our adult read of Waking up White, our DRE Margit Griffith has identified books for children and youth that are available at the Lincoln Library so families may share in this discovery and discussion.

Non Fiction

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham

Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways by Michael Genhart

Something Happened In Our Town by Marianne Celano

Picture Book

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (2016 Edition)

The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler

Middle Grade

Blended by Sharon Draper

Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino


All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

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