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Books on Social Justice

In August 2017, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) released its Social Justice Book List, containing over 200 titles spanning all levels of education. Over sixty educators hand-selected these books, nominating those that they have successfully used in the classroom to teach social justice skills and concepts to their students. Below are all Penguin Random House titles featured on NNSTOY's list.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold
The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Color of Water by James McBride
The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane Derolf and Michael Letzig
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
Every Day by David Levithan
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Hand to Mouth by Linda Tirado
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Hana Volavkova
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy
Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter
March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
March: Book Two by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Maus by Art Spiegelman
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton
A Question of Freedom by Dwayne Betts
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Refugees by Catherine Stine
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling
The Tattoo by Chris Mckinney
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle
Trouble in Mind by Leon F. Litwack
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
A Young People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipovic