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Anti-Racist Reading and Resource Lists
Anti-Racist Resources for All Ages
Resources collected by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke at the University of South Carolina
A Toolkit for Anti-racism (SPL Reading List)
Recommended reading list developed by Seattle Public Library staff.
Black Excellence in Children's Books (SPL Reading List)
Developed by Highline librarian Samantha Sermeno, this is a growing list of books for young people ages preK-2nd grade. Highlighting Black authors, especially -- these are also #ownvoicesbooks, books about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group.
NCORE: Intersectional Social Justice, Resilience, and Change in Cultural Education (SPL Reading List)
Reading list developed by Highline Librarian Samantha Sermeno, inspired by attendance with fellow educators and cultural workers at NCORE: The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity
Do the work: an anti-racist reading list
2020 article from Layla F. Saad: "What will happen when the news cycle is over, the social justice memes are no longer posted, and the declarations for inclusivity, diversity and “doing the work” have died down?"
#BlackLivesMatter: A Longform Reading List
"This list consists entirely of longform interviews, essays and articles by black people about the experience of being black in the white supremacy of America, police violence, and the U.S. government’s undeclared war on its black citizens. "
Readings on Racism, White Supremacy, and Police Violence in America (LitHub)
"selected [LitHub] essays we’ve published over the last five years—historical, personal, political—that explore what it means to be Black in a country founded in white supremacy and racial injustice."
158 Resources to Understand Racism in America
Curated by Meilan Solly: "These articles, videos, podcasts and websites from the Smithsonian chronicle the history of anti-black violence and inequality in the United States."
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources from The Northwest School
Resources from a Seattle school, with a strong focus on teaching and education
Compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein
Recommended Reading from the Texas Book Festival
Recommended reading about racism in the United States
Justice in June
Created by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace. Offers suggestions for white allies to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community.
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
List developed by Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory: "This is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work."
This List Of Books, Films And Podcasts About Racism Is A Start, Not A Panacea
2020 article from Isabella Rosario of NPR's Code Switch: "We've compiled a list of books, films and podcasts about systemic racism, acknowledging that they are just books, films and podcasts. You'll find research on how racism permeates everything from the criminal justice system to health care. We hope you spend some time with these resources... Information is power — you decide what you do with it.
Anti-Racist Curriculum Resources