Awards & Other Booklists

Working Together for Justice

This list was compiled by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a division of the American Library Association. ALSC’s core purpose is creating a better future for children through libraries through the core values of: collaboration, excellence, inclusiveness, innovation, integrity and respect, leadership and responsiveness. This booklist was created to affirm the rights of children and families. The titles on this list are meant to encourage discussions about social justice and equity. For more information about this and other ALSC booklists, please visit

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Title Author Grade Level
¡Si Se Puede! / Yes We Can! Diana Cohn K-2nd Grade
We March Shane W. EvansPre 3rd Grade
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights Russell Freedman 4th Grade-8th Grade
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward JusticePhillip M. Hoose 6th Grade-up
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar ChavezKathleen Krull Pre 2nd Grade
On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children’s RightsMonica Kulling 1st Grade-4th Grade
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's MarchCynthia Levinson 6th Grade-8th Grade
We Shall Overcome: The Story of A SongDebbie Levy1st Grade-4th Grade
March, Book OneJohn Lewis and Andrew Aydin 6th Grade-up
A Sweet Smell of RosesAngela Johnson K-2nd Grade
A Taste of Freedom: Gandhi and The Great Salt MarchElizabeth Cody Kimmel1st Grade-3rd Grade
Giant Steps to Change the WorldSpike Lee & Tonya Lewis LeeK-3rd Grade
Gandhi: A March to the SeaAlice B. McGinty4th Grade-8th Grade
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909Michelle MarkelPre-3rd Grade
It's Okay to Be DifferentTodd ParrPre-2nd Grade
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting DownAndrea Davis Pinkney2nd Grade-5th Grade
I Have The Right to Be A ChildAlain SerresPre-2nd Grade
Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the WorldGarth Sundem3rd Grade-6th Grade
Be a Changemaker: How To Start Something That MattersLaurie Ann Thompson5th Grade-7th Grade
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for DesegregationDuncan Tonatiuh1st Grade-4th Grade
We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures Amnesty International1st Grade-4th Grade
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights MovementCarole Boston Weatherford6th Grade-8th Grade
Our Rights: How Kids Are Changing the WorldJanet Wilson3rd Grade-6th Grade
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of BraveryJeanette Winter2nd Grade-4th Grade
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the WorldMalala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick6th Grade and up