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Explore Social Justice and Systemic Racism

Date posted: November 18, 2020, 5:51 pm

All these titles are available as eBook and/or audiobook through Digital Downloads.

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
eBook | audiobook
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community.

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by LaTasha Morrison
eBook | audiobook
Morrison, social justice advocate and founder of Be the Bridge, a nonprofit that focuses on racial reconciliation, invites readers to join her mission of using biblical principles of lamentation, confession, and forgiveness to overcome racial division.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
eBook | audiobook
Written as a letter to the author’s teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. 

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D.
eBook
From one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious racial bias come stories, science, and strategies to address one of the central controversies of our time.

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi
eBook | audiobook
Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America.

Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper
eBook | audiobook
Tells the epic story of a young girl torn from her African village, sold into slavery, and stripped of everything she has ever known—except hope.

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
eBook | audiobook
In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women.

How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon
eBook | audiobook
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath of Tariq’s death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up.

How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don’t) Say About Human Difference by Adam Rutherford
eBook | audiobook
A vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
eBook | audiobook
Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film
eBook
Personal account by James Baldwin of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Pieced together by filmmaker Raoul Peck. 

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones, et al.
eBook | audiobook
Follows two teen girls—one black, one white—who have to confront their own assumptions about racial inequality as they rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has set their city on fire with civil unrest.

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
eBook | audiobook
An illuminating look at how white, middle-class, Evangelicalism has participated in an era of rising racial hostility, inviting the reader to confront apathy, recognize God’s ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness—if we let it—can save us all.

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
eBook | audiobook
Based off the original workbook, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

Monster by Walter Dean Meyers
eBook | audiobook
In this riveting courtroom drama, Steve Harmon, a Harlem teenager involved in a murder, recounts his trial in the form of a movie script. 

On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay McKesson
eBook | audiobook
From the internationally recognized civil rights activist/organizer and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of a movement from the front lines.

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
eBook | audiobook
Tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah, Ph.D.
eBook
Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
eBook | audiobook
Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

Sundown Towns by James W. Loewen
eBook | audiobook
“Don’t let the sun go down on you in this town.” We equate these words with the Jim Crow South but, in a sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, award-winning and bestselling author James W. Loewen demonstrates that strict racial exclusion was the norm in American towns and villages from sea to shining sea for much of the twentieth century.

Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand by Bob Schron
audiobook
A history of the activism and achievement of African American athletes from Jesse Owens to Serena Williams to Colin Kaepernick, who advanced the cause of social justice through their outspokenness, commitment, and integrity.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
eBook | audiobook
Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
eBook | audiobook
A collection of two essays by James Baldwin: “My Dungeon Shook: Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation” and “Down at the Cross: Letter from a Region of My Mind”.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee
eBook
Illuminates the very heart of social justice and how it might be approached and nurtured through mindfulness practices in community and through the discernment and new degrees of freedom these practices entrain.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
eBook | audiobook
A stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. 

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth by Wade Hudson
eBook | audiobook
Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators invite you into their homes to witness the conversations they have with their children about race in America today in this powerful call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racists and advocates for change.

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
eBook | audiobook
Exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.