Publishers Donate Books for Black Lives Matter at School 2022

Dozens of educators who attended the 2022 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Curriculum Fair received free books thanks to the generosity of publishers listed below who donated titles related to the Black Lives Matter 13 Principles.

We still have more books to give away to D.C. area teachers and Teaching for Black Lives study group members. Learn how you can receive your book by sharing your story.

Astra Publishing House 

Brown Sugar Babe by Charlotte Watson Sherman and illustrated by Akem

Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner by Janice N. Harrington and illustrated by Theodore Taylor

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye Duncan and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes

Candlewick Press

Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke and illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

Freedom Soup by Tami Charles and illustrated by Jacqueline Alćantara

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Eric Velasquez 

City Lights Publishers

The Black History of the White House by Clarence Lusane

Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington by Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, and Michael G. Long

Haymarket Books

1919 by Eve L. Ewing 

Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Social Justice by Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable (Young Adult Edition) by Michael Bennett and Dave Zirin

Heyday Books

Biddy Mason Speaks Up by Arisa White and Laura Atkins, illustrated by Laura Freeman

The Innovation Press

Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and illustrated by Luisa Uribe

Lee and Low

Black Was the Ink by Michelle Coles and illustrated by Justin Johnson

Dream Builder: The Story of the Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Lyons and illustrated by Laura Freeman

Magic Like That by Samara Cole Doyon and illustrated by Geneva Bowers

She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russel-Brown and illustrated by Eric Velasquez

The Electric Slide and Kai by Kelly J. Baptist and illustrated by Darnell Johnson 

Under my Hijab by Hena Khan and illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel

What We Believe: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book by Laleña Garcia and illustrated by Caryn Davidson

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

Lerner Publishing Group 

Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to the Streets by Artika R. Tyner

Hidden Black History: From Juneteenth to Redlining by Amanda Jackson Green

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Little, Brown Books

Don’t Touch My Hair! By Sharee Miller

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott and illustrated by Loveis Wise

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and illustrated by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt

We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson

Shout Mouse Press

Man Up! By Riley Campbell and London Jones, illustrated by Joy Ingram

Our Lives Matter: The Ballou Story Project by Ballou High School Writers

They Called Me 299-359: Poetry by the Incarcerated Youth of Free Minds by Free Minds Writers

Tilbury House

Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter by Shani Mahiri King and illustrated by Bobby C. Martin

Magnificent Homespun Brown by Samara Cole Doyon and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita


For additional titles and booklists, please see our lists for early childhood/elementary and middle/high school. Also see Social Justice Books 13 guiding principles lists, made available at Bookshop.