Our “radical agenda” is the belief that all aspects of American history need to be included in education. Here you will find book recommendations and resources to teach children about the contributions and experiences of Black, Brown, and Asian people and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Find inspiring stories about the contributions and experiences of Americans.
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From TRA Founder
As a mom, I want my children to understand American history – but the curriculums I found lacked the diversity and holistic perspective I knew were important parts of the story. So we began to read books we borrowed from the library, and it opened up a whole new understanding of this country: the trials, the triumphs, and the challenging paths that so many were forced to walk. These stories are part of the tapestry of America and deserve to be included in education.
– Amanda Spencer, she/her
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Harvey Milk Changed the Culture Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders is a great book to introduce kids to LGBTQ history, legislation, and how one person can change a culture. Harvey Milk was one of the first openly gay politicians in...
What Makes An American? In I Am An American: The Wong Kim Ark Story by Martha Brockenbrough with Grace Lin readers learn the true story of Wong Kim Ark, a man born in America to Chinese immigrants in San Francisco during the Gold Rush in 1873. When racist treatment of...
Stonewall Uprising, Explained Stonewall: A Building, An Uprising, A Revolution by Rob Sanders is a wonderfully child-appropriate way to tell the story of the Stonewall Uprising. The Stonewall Uprising of 1969 was a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history, when the crowd...
Pies From Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Dee Romito (Georgia Gilmore)
The Leader of the Club From Nowhere Pies From Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained The Montgomery Bus Boycott by Dee Romito is such a fabulous read! This woman and her story is another one I have never heard of before, but oh my goodness is this proof that good food...
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden)
Hidden Figures: Brave Women in STEM Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margo Lee Shetterly is a great kids' version of the 2016 hit movie Hidden Figures. My kids really don't appreciate movies that aren't Marvel or comedy yet, so...
The Many Roles Of Harriet Tubman Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome was a favorite book for my kids from the library because it's a Wonderbook, which has a "read to you" option. This book not only included the story, but background assistance telling the...