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Community Conversations about Race

Many people want to become better informed regarding the issues surrounding race and diversity. Several local organizations are hosting events through October focused on these topics.


Black Joy Matters

While it's important to shine a light on the struggle of the Black community, it's also important to highlight the wonderfully joyful books featuring Black characters and authors. If you'd like to escape into a happily-ever-after, here are some optimistic Black stories to sink into.


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.


Black Lives Matter

A powerful way to develop empathy for those of different identities and backgrounds is by attending to their stories and perspectives. The first part of this Own Voices list offers memoirs by Black authors who explore their intersecting identities and the impacts of racism and injustice on themselves and those whom they love. The second part collects empowering anti-racist nonfiction and fiction for teen readers.


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