With the school year wrapped up, parents and children may be looking for summer reading lists. The NWiR DEI committee has compiled a list of books that touch on topics of race, gender, and people from different backgrounds. July’s Newsletter featured a list of books for ages 8 and under and this month we’re sharing lists for pre-teens, teens and adults. We hope you enjoy reading these books as much as we have!

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Summer Reading List for middle and high schoolers (10 – 17 years):
– Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds
– Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
– Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
– Dear Martin by Nic Stone
– Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
– The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
– The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
– American Street by Ibi Zoboi
– Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
– Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
– Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
– Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics by Jason Porath
– Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs by Jason Porath
– The Dandelion Insurrection – Love and Revolution by Rivera Sun
– Hellen Keller: A life from Beginning to End
– Strong Women: 15 Biographies of Influential Women in History
– Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
– Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo
– Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
– Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
– We are not from here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
– All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
– Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Summer Reading List for Adults:
– Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
– Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States by Seth M Holmes
– The Queer Advantage: Conversations with LGBTQ+ Leaders on the Power of Identity by Andrew Gelwicks
– We are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer
– This is the Fire: What I say to My Friends about Racism by Don Lemon
– What is a Girl Worth? My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics by Rachael Denhollander
– Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life by Annette Lareau
– HumanKind: Changing the World One Small Act at a Time by Brad Aronson
– The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman
– The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism by Debra Van Ausdale
– The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
– I am my own wife by Doug Wright
– I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
– The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
– Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
– Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
– My Forbidden Face by Latifa
– Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy by Susan M Reverby
– So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
– The Color of Money: Black Banks and The Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran
– I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
– How to Fight Racism by Jemar Tisby
– The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
– White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
– How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
– The New Jim Crow (Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness) by Michelle Alexander
– Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson