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Articles, Statements, Reports

About That Wave of Anti-Racist Bestsellers Over the Summer

Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Case Studies from the Field

ALA Final Report of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group (2018-2019)

Are You Guilty of Equity Offset?

Disrupting Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship: a Reading List site

Growing Up Black in All the Wrong Places

New Hampshire Demographic Trends in an Era of Economic Turbulence (Recent New Hampshire Diversity Trends is towards the end)


“Racism in New England” (a series from Connecticut Public Radio)

ALA resource page on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Tips to Raise Racially Conscious Kids & Discussing Race, Racial Discrimination, and Racial Trauma with Youth

NH Land & Libraries website. Making Place, Placing Makers: Connecting History, Memory, and Land by Indigenizing New Hampshire Public Library Local History Collections; maintained by Laura Judge & Jedidiah Crook


Equal Justice Initiative 12/23/20

Intersections (blog for ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services)

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

Racial Equity Tools

Regenerate Change: A Recipe for Social Alchemy


(many of these can be found on various platforms such as Kanopy, Hoopla, Netflix, Amazon Prime, or YouTube)

13th (documentary) (available on Netflix & YouTube)

Daughters of the Dust (available through Kanopy)

Do the Right Thing (available through Hulu & Amazon Prime)

The Girls in the Band (documentary) (available through Kanopy, Tubi, & Amazon Prime; can rent on YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, & iTunes)

The Hate U Give (available for rental through YouTube, Google Play, & Amazon Prime)

I Am Not Your Negro (available through Kanopy and Hoopla)

If Beale Street Could Talk (available through Hulu; can rent on YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, & Amazon Prime)

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (available through Kanopy, Hoopla, & Amazon Prime; can rent on YouTube, Vudu, & Google Play)

Malcolm X (available for rental through YouTube & Amazon Prime)

Night Comes On (available through Kanopy, Tubi, Vudu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime; can rent on YouTube & Google Play)

Reel Injun (documentary) (available through Hoopla)

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (available through Kanopy; can rent on Vudu, YouTube, & Google Play)

Selma (available through Kanopy, Hulu, and Sling TV; can rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, & Vudu)   

Tangerine (available through Kanopy, Hoopla, Tubi, Vudu, and Crackle; can rent on YouTube, Google Play, & Amazon Prime)

The Watermelon Woman (available through Kanopy & YouTube) 


Anti-Racism Practices & the Pandemic – Tim Wise

“Authentic Dialogs: Talking About Racism and Moving to Action” – Shay Stewart-Bouley, Keynote NHLA 2020 Virtual Fall Conference & Business Meeting, 10.16.2020

BLACK THOUGHT: Black Perspectives on the Humanities (ongoing series from New Hampshire Humanities)

The Danger of a Single Story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (author) at TEDGlobal 2009

Denver Public Library’s Workplace Racial Equity Summit (you need to register for free to view the videos)

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion – Peggy McIntosh at TEDx Timberlane Schools

How to overcome our biases?  Walk boldly toward them – Vernā Myers

Inequality, Injustice…Infection – Shay Stewart-Bouley

The urgency of intersectionality – Kimberlé Crenshaw

What is Systemic Racism? (8-part video series)

What is Systemic Racism?

Why Are We Still Talking About Diversity? – Andrea Jamison at TEDx Valparaiso University

Books (Non-Fiction)

American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear 
by Khaled A. Beydoun (audiobook is available on Hoopla)

Between the World and Me 
by Ta-Nahisi Coates (also available as audio- and e-book through Libby) 

Men We Reaped
by Jesmyn Ward

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
by Jennifer Eberhardt

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People 
by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greeenwald 

The Blood of Emmett Till 
by Timothy B. Tyson (also available as audiobook on Libby and Hoopla)

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X 
by Les Payne

The Fire Next Time 
by James Baldwin (also available as audiobook and ebook on Libby)

Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot
by Mikki Kendall (also available as an e-book through Libby)

How to Be an Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
by Resmaa Menakem

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 
by Michelle Alexander (also available as audiobook and ebook on Libby and Hoopla)

So You Want to Talk About Race 
by Ijeoma Oluo (also available as audiobook on Libby and Hoopla)

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America  ADDED 12/5/2020
by Michael Eric Dyson (available through Hoopla)

This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism 
by Ashton Applewhite (available on Hoopla)

We Can’t Talk About That at Work!: How to Talk About Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics 
by Mary-Frances Winters

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
by Te-Nahisi Coates (available through Libby)

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us & What We Can Do
by Claude M. Steele

White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America 
by Margart A. Hagerman (also available as audiobook on Hoopla)

Books (Fiction)

The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison

Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

Sing, Unburied, Sing 
by Jesmyn Ward (also available as audiobook on Libby)

There, There
by Tommy Orange 

The Underground Railroad 
by Colson Whitehead 

Children’s Resources

“Embedding EDI into Children Literacy Programming” 

link to presentation:

Talking Authentically to Children about Racism article:

And follow-up video:

Tackling Racism in Classic Children’s Literature: the presenters, Lindsey Patrick-Wright and Klem-Mari Cajigas, are from the Nashville Public Library, Nashville TN and have done several of these webinars across the country for many library systems. 

Their recommended reading list:

“These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids” ( NYT article)

20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good
by Various Authors