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If you subscribe to Netflix, hear celebrity readers share children’s books by Black authors to spark kid-friendly conversations about empathy, equality, self-love and antiracism, and check the books out from the library to read at home!

Antiracist Baby

Kendi, Ibram X. author.

Illustrations and rhyming text present nine steps Antiracist Baby can take to improve equity, such as opening our eyes to all skin colors and celebrating all our differences.

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Crown : an ode to the fresh cut

Barnes, Derrick D. author.

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

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Copeland, Misty

American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too.

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I Am Enough

Byers, Grace, author.

Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.

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I Am Perfectly Designed

Brown, Karamo author.

A father and son take a walk through the park and remember all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.

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I Love My Hair

Tarpley, Natasha

A young African American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair.

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Let’s Talk About Race

Lester, Julius, 1939-2018

The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's "story."

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Pretty Brown Face

Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Who is that beautiful face in the mirror? Why it is baby, held by a loving daddy. This simple yet appealing book is presented in a format appropriate for the youngest reader to hold.

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Nyong'o, Lupita author.

When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.

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The Day You Begin

Woodson, Jacqueline author.

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

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We March

Evans, Shane

Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech.

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