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Anti-Racism Resources

The Library is a great resource for finding materials about fighting racism, with enlightening items available for everyone: kids, teens, and adults. Explore some of these resources to learn and grow in your knowledge of and commitment to anti-racism.





For Adults 

The Black Lives Matter article from Library's Books and Authors blog features memoirs by Black authors who explore the impacts of racism and injustice as well as anti-racist nonfiction and fiction for teen readers. 

The anti-racism bookshelf on the Library's Goodreads page consists of dozens of nonfiction titles about a variety of aspects of racism and methods for fighting it. 

The Library's Social Justice Book Group, hosted on Goodreads, will read and discuss books that help us understand social issues (including racism) and learn what we can do to take action. 







Book Lists for Children and Teens

          See Our World (ages 0-2)

          Celebrate Our Differences (ages 3-5)

          Talking to Kids About Race (ages 6-8)

          Stand Up, Speak Out (ages 9-12)

          Black Voices, Black Lives (teen)

          Black Voices, Black Lives: Nonfiction (teen)






Digital Content for All Ages

Due to increased demand, there are long hold lists on many of the anti-racism titles in the Library's collection, and the Library has purchased additional copies of many of those titles to reduce waiting time. In the meantime, you can take advantage of digital content on Hoopla Digital with no waiting. Check out these collections of Hoopla e-books, digital audiobooks, and movies. 

          Conversations About Race for Adults          

          Conversations on Race: YA Reads

          Talking to Kids About Race

          Black Stories and Experiences Audiobooks 

          Black Stories and Experiences E-books

Primary Resources

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources is a free website created by ProQuest that features primary resource documents related to critical people and events in Black history. The information collected here is great for students, independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.






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