#BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens

Chelsea Couillard-Smith is a librarian for Hennepin County Library in Minnesota.  She posts a juvenile title on Twitter each week, and she began to think about how she could help kids reflect on and talk about recent events.  Although she originally wanted to promote two books in particular, it quickly evolved into a longer list.  The result is a #BlackLivesMatter booklist for teens. 

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brandon Kiely

Monster by Walter Dean Myer

A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson

We Troubled the Waters: Poems by Ntozake Shange, illus. by Rod Brown

Black Lives Matter by Sue Bradford Edwards

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose

Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Chris Crowe

No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin

March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illus. by Nate Powell

A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota edited by Sun Yung Shin

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates