0 Items $0.00

Further Reading for Heavy Topics:

Books can be used to pass the time and entertain, but the power of books centered on telling stories that evoke change is everthing. Here are some books to challenge and grow knowledge, and perhaps suprise the reader on something they "already know about"

Identity!

 

In this memoir, part of the Pocket Change Collective series, Chella Man journeys through his experiences as a deaf, transgender, genderqueer Jewish person of color, and shows us that identity lies on a continuum.

Censorship!

What happens when freedom of expression comes under threat? Prompted by Marcus’s questions, 13 top children’s and YA authors, including Susan Kuklin, David Levithan, Meg Medina, Lesléa Newman, Katherine Paterson, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, and Angie Thomas speak out about what it’s like to have your work banned or challenged in America today.

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

Climate Justice!

Available Now:

Tips from creating a more eco-friendly home to advice on shopping sustainably encourage readers to become “mindful eco-warriors,” make planet-friendly choices, and live a more sustainable life.

 

Klein and Stefoff include new data, interviews, kid-specific scenarios and profiles on young activists in this young people’s guide to battling climate change.

Social Activism Movements!

The #MeToo movement has changed the way many people view the world, but how well do tweens understand it? Bondy explores sexually charged and emotionally abusive situations in detailed scenarios that provide valuable examples of what’s acceptable and what is not, along with tools to help everyone treat others appropriately and to stand up for themselves and their peers.

 

In this examination of the path to Brown v. Board of Education, constitutional law scholar Goldstone highlights the key trials and players in the fight for integration, offering context for the social, legal, and racial landscape of today.

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.” ― Kurt Cobain

"America in 1982: Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting U.S. autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti–Asian American sentiment simmers, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving a Chinese American man, Vincent Chin, beaten to death at the hands of two white men...From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry is a suspenseful, nuanced, and authoritative portrait of a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism."

Pre-Order Now Badge
Continuum Cover Image
By Chella Man, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593223482
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 1st, 2021

Pre-Order Now Badge
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324002871
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Norton Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Pre-Order Now Badge
You Can't Say That!: Writers for Young People Talk About Censorship, Free Expression, and the Stories  They Have to Tell Cover Image
By Leonard S. Marcus (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763690366
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Candlewick - July 13th, 2021

Every Day Is Earth Day: Simple Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524862961
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - February 16th, 2021

#metoo and You: Everything You Need to Know about Consent, Boundaries, and More Cover Image
By Halley Bondy, Timothy Corbett (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781541581593
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Zest Books (Tm) - February 2nd, 2021

Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338592832
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Scholastic Focus - January 5th, 2021

How to Change Everything: The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other Cover Image
By Naomi Klein, Rebecca Stefoff (Adapted by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534474529
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 23rd, 2021