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Little Free Library Books to Build Inclusivity

By August 25, 2020October 5th, 2020Cross-Cultural Committee, General
Cross-Cultural Committee
Cross-Cultural Committee Book Sticker

Look for this sticker indicating books were selected by the Cross-Cultural Committee to educate and build inclusivity.

The Issaquah Highlands Cross-Cultural Committee is excited to add books to the Little Free Libraries throughout Issaquah Highlands.

Beginning in September, look for books marked with a special sticker indicating these books were selected by the Cross-Cultural Committee to educate and build inclusivity. The book list includes books for all ages and ranges from educational and non-fiction to fiction with diverse characters.

Thank you to Highlands Fiber Network, the Issaquah Highlands Community Association, and Highlands Council for making this possible.

For reference, the complete book list is below.

Late Elementary/Middle School
Young Adult/Adult


“A is for Activist” by Innosanto Nagara

“Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty

“All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold

“Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi

“The Bracelet” by Yoshiko Uchida

“Child of the Civil Rights Movement” by Paula Young Shelton

“Chocolate Me!” by Taye Diggs

“Counting on Community” by Innosanto Nagara

“Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut” by Derrick Barnes

“The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson

“Hands Up!” by Breanna J. McDaniel

“Hey Black Child” by Useni Eugene Perkins

“I Am Enough” by Grace Byers

“Keen Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up” by Melissa Thomson

“The King of Kindergarten” by Derrick Barnes

“Let’s Talk About Race” by Julius Lester

“Rocket Says Look Up!” by Nathan Byron

“Skin Like Mine” by LaTashia M. Perry

“The Other Side” by Jacqueline Woodson

“The Proudest Blue” by Ibtihaj Muhammad

“Skin Again” by Bell Hooks

“Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice” by Marianne Celano, Ph.D., Marietta Collins, Ph.D., and Ann Hazzard, Ph.D.

“Where Are You From?” by Yamile Saied Méndez

Late Elementary/Middle School

“A Child’s Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country” by Jabari Asim

“Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Betty Before X” by Ilyasah Shabazz

“Clayton Byrd Goes Underground” by Rita Williams-Garcia

“The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander

“Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not a Number” by Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis

“Genesis Begins Again” by Alicia D. Williams

“IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All” by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council & Carolyn Choi

“My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich” by Ibi Zoboi

“New Kid” by Jerry Craft

“Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down” by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

“Skin Like Mine” by LaTashia M. Perry

“The Stars Beneath our Feet” by David Barclay Moore

“Through My Eyes” by Roby Bridges

“The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander

Young Adult/Adult

“The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Clayborne Carson

“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

“This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work” by Tiffany Jewell

“Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” by Trevor Noah

“Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” by Barack Obama

“Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement” by Angela Y. Davis

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

“James Baldwin: Collected Essays” by James Baldwin

“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson

“Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela” by Nelson Mandela

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

“Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde

“So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo

“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

“X: A Novel” by Ilyasah Shabazz