Books in this list are arranged by author within sections. Unless otherwise noted, these books are in CVUUS Library. Call numbers follow author, title, and publication data. For more information about specific titles, search our online catalog. To locate additional titles, search CVUUS or other library catalogs using any of the keywords mentioned below under Notes. Most books for children and youth are in Fenn House chapel. Some are also in the Blue Room on the ground floor.

Society, Racism, Social Justice

Bausum, Ann. Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006.   JUV 323.092 BAU

Bridges, Ruby. Through My Eyes. New York: Scholastic Press, 1999.   JUV 379.263 BRI

Brimner, Larry Dane.  Birmingham Sunday.  Honesdale, Pa.: Calkins Creek, c2010.   JUV 323.1196 BRI

Farris, Christine King.  My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2003.   JUV 323.092 FAR

Jewell, Tiffany.  This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work.  Minneapolis, MN: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2020.   JUV 305.8 JEW

King, Martin Luther.  I Have A Dream.  New York: Scholastic, 1997.   JUV 305.896 KIN

Lester, Julius.  Let’s Talk About Race.  New York: HarperCollins Publishers, c2005.   JUV 305.8 LES

Levine, Ellen.  If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King.  New York: Scholastic, 1994.  JUV 323.119 LEV

Milord, Susan.  Hands Around the World: 365 Creative Ways to Build Cultural Awareness & Global Respect.  Charlotte, Vt.: Williamson Pub., c1992.   JUV 306 MIL

Partridge, Elizabeth. Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary.  New York, N. Y.: Viking, c2009.   JUV 323.1196 PAR

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters.  San Diego: Harcourt, c2000.   JUV 323.092 PIN

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  Sit-in.  New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2010.   JUV 323.1196 PIN

Siegel, Beatrice. Murder on The Highway: The Viola Liuzzo Story. New York: Four Winds Press; Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993.  YA 364.1 SIE

Spilsbury, Louise.  Racism and Intolerance.  Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s, 2018.   JUV 305.8 SPI

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices.  New York: Crown Books for Young Readers, 2018.  JUV 303.4 WER

Willoughby, Brian.  Speak Up!: Responding To Everyday Bigotry. Montgomery, Ala. : Southern Poverty Law Center, c2005.   YA 323.173 WIL


Kids Explore America’s African-American Heritage. New York, NY: Distributed to the book trade by W.W. Norton & Co., 1992.   JUV 973.0496073 KID

McKissack, Pat.  The Civil Rights Movement in America from 1865 to the Present.  Chicago: Childrens Press, c1987.   JUV 973 MCK

Rappaport, Doreen. Freedom River. New York: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2000.  JUV 973.7115 RAP


Adler, David A.  A Picture Book of Rosa Parks.  New York: Holiday House, c1993.    JUV B PARKS

Bryant, Jennifer.  A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. JUV B PIPPIN

Clinton, Chelsea. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. New York, NY: Philomel Books, 2017.   JUV 920.72 CLI

Dunham, Montrew.  Langston Hughes: Young Black Poet.  New York, NY: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1995.   JUV B HUGHES

Farris, Christine King.  My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2003. 323.092 FAR

Hansen, Joyce. Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference. New York: Scholastic Press, 1998.   JUV 920.72 HAN

Harrison, Vashti. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.   JUV 920.72089 HAR

Levinson, Cynthia.  The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, A Young Civil Rights Activist.  New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017.   JUV B HENDRICKS

Myers, Walter Dean.  Ida Wells: Let the Truth Be Told.  New York: Amistad/Collins, c2008.    JUV B WELLS

Norman, Winifred Latimer.  Lewis Latimer.  New York: Chelsea House, c1994.  B LATIMER

Ringgold, Faith.  If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks.  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young People, 1999.    JUV B PARKS

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.  When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson: The Voice of a Century.  New York: Scholastic Press, 2002.    JUV B ANDERSON

Turner, Glennette Tilley.  Lewis Howard Latimer.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Silver Burdett Press, c1991.   JUV B LATIMER

Arts, Music

Guthrie, Woody.  Woody’s 20 Grow Big Songs: Audiocassette.  Housatonic, MA: Rising Son Records, 1992.   JUV 784.4 GUT

French, Fiona. Rise and Shine!  Boston : Little, Brown, c1989.            JUV 784.4 FRE

Lawrence, Jacob.  The Great Migration: An American Story.  New York: HarperCollins, c1993.   JUV 759.13 LAW

Lewis, Earl B.   This Little Light of Mine .  New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2005.  JUV 264.23 LEW

Literature, Poetry

Greenfield, Eloise.  The Great Migration: Journey to the North.  New York: Amistad, c2011.   JUV 811.54 GRE

Hughes, Langston.  My People.  New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ginee seo books, 2009.  JUV 811.52 HUG

Hughes, Langston.  The Negro Speaks of Rivers.  New York, NY: Disney Jump at the Sun Books, c2009.  JUV 811.52 HUG

Medina, Tony.  Deshawn Days.  New York: Lee & Low Books, c2001.  JUV 811.54 MED

Shore, Diane ZuHone.  This Is the Dream.  New York: HarperCollins Publishers, c2006.   JUV 811.6 SHO

Soul Looks Back in Wonder.  New York: Dial Books, c1993.  JUV 811.5 FEE

Picture Books, Stories

Cornwall, Gaia. Jabari Jumps. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2017.   JUV E COR

Hooks, Bell.  Skin Again.  New York: Hyperion Books for Children, c2004.    JUV E HOO

Kerascoèet.  I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About A Simple Act of Kindness.  New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2018.    JUV E KER

Lyons, Kelly Starling. Sing A Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations. New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019.   JUV E LYO

Mason, Margaret H. These Hands. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.   JUV E MAS

Parr, Todd.  Be Who You Are.  Boston: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016.    JUV E PAR

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired A Nation.  New York: Greenwillow Books, c2008.    JUV E PIN

Reynolds, Aaron.  Back of the Bus.  New York: Philomel Books, c2009.    JUV E REY

Wiles, Deborah. Freedom Summer.  New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001.    JUV E WIL

Woodson, Jacqueline.  The Day You Begin.  New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018.    JUV E WOO

Woodson, Jacqueline.  The Other Side.  New York: Putnam’s, 2001.    JUV E WOO


Searle-White, Joshua.  Magic Wanda’s Travel Emporium: Tales of Love, Hate and Things in Between.  Boston: Skinner House Books, 2007.   JUV FIC SEA

Weatherford, Carole Boston.  Freedom on the Menu: the Greensboro Sit-Ins.  New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, c2005.  JUV FIC WEA


race, racism, civil rights, slavery, African American(s), Afro-American(s), Black(s), underground railroad, boycott(s), discrimination, diversity, hate, justice, multicultural


Last updated 29 September 2020.