[aisle] best middle school bullying/race relations books

Renee Welch rwelch at sd308.org
Tue Dec 10 12:11:14 CST 2019


Depends on the age.......I'd only use *All American Boys* by Jason Reynolds
with 8th grade but I'd second that one.  It's a heavy topic with police
brutality but race relations is at its center and doing the right thing
despite  friendship loyalties is a key theme.

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 11:49 AM Robin Jacob via AISLE <
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> *The Parker Inheritance* by Varian Johnson
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> *This Side of Home* by Renée Watson
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> *All American Boys* by Jason Reynolds
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> any of the *Track* series by Jason Reynolds
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> *The Hate U Give* by Angie Thomas
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> *Booked* by Kwame Alexander
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> *Full Cicada Moon* by Marilyn Hilton
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> *Piecing Me Together* by Renée Watson (I haven't read this one, but this
> is a solid author)
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> *Long Way Down* by Jason Reynolds
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> *Monster by Walter Dean Myers*
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> On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 10:49 AM Joni Darby via AISLE <
> aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:
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> I was asked to find a book to read with a behavior class that deals with
> school bullying and race relations (white/black)
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> Any suggestions?
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> *The Skin I'm In* was suggested but they wanted something set in current
> times if possible.
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>  I thought of Ghost or Ghost Boys also.
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> Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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