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Decolonization Book List

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Antiracist Resources

Antiracist Resources for Young People

I Am Enough Cover Image
Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills Cover Image
A is for Activist Cover Image
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) Cover Image

Prison Culture Resources

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture (Open Media Series) Cover Image
The End of Policing Cover Image
Badges without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing (American Crossroads #56) Cover Image
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image

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Local Authors Books

Spark and the League of Ursus: A Novel Cover Image
El Alto (Spanish Edition) (Word Up)
One-Bedroom Solo (Word Up)
Different Differenter: An Activity Book About Skin Color Cover Image

Uptown Books

Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City Cover Image
Lost Inwood Cover Image
The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times Cover Image
Beautiful Birds Coloring Book Cover Image


El Alto (Spanish Edition) (Word Up)
YunYun (pa' la color) (Word Up)
Una boda en Haiti: Historia de una amistad (Paperback) (Word Up)
A Wedding in Haiti (Paperback) (Word Up)

Past Events Books


Book Club Books

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair) (Paperback) (Word Up)
We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True Cover Image
Halsey Street Cover Image
American Dreamer

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The Heart to Artemis: A Writer's Memoir Cover Image
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
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High Five Cover Image
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Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and his Muse Cover Image

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March On, John Lewis

Basketball and Activism

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Uptown Kid Lit - Books

Nighttime Symphony Cover Image
My Pen Cover Image
Harlem Cover Image
Firebird Cover Image

Word Up Used Books


Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria is supporting the Casa Camino Real Bookstore, in facilitating a Refugee Book Drive in conjunction with the American Booksellers Association (ABA). Casa Camino Real Bookstore will disseminate books to refugee families. Read more here.
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish Cover Image
Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth Cover Image
La Travesía de Enrique Cover Image
Caramelo: En Espanol Cover Image