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Antiracist Resources and Reads

Current events have sparked local and global Black Lives Matter protests. While state violence and trauma (and organized resistance to it) are not new, some community members are just beginning to understand and work against racist violence and oppression in the United States of America.

Many within our community are looking for resources to assist with antiracist education and action. To support community members in accessing these materials, the Library has crafted a few recommendation lists made up of both books and online articles.

The items on these lists encourage critical thinking and aim to inspire conversations about the issues of anti-Blackness, state violence, and racial justice in the United States of America:

Movies presently free to stream: 

Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, in conversation with Marcus Campbell, Ed. D., Assistant Superintendent/Principal of Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. Presented by Family Action Network on YouTube: Robin DiAngelo Interview

The School Library Journal has compiled additional resources as well: Antiracist Resources and Reads: Lists for All Ages.

Library Journal’s main publication has also compiled a list of lists for fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations: LibraryJournal Antiracist Reading & Viewing

Other online articles addressing the conversation: 

If you are seeking specific recommendations, please do not hesitate to complete a Perfect Picks Online Readers’ Advisory form for a personalized response.