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The events of 2020 have continually highlighted our desperate need to acknowledge our shared humanity. Global pandemics, systemic racial injustice, a looming climate crisis - all of these issues have occupied our minds and our newsfeeds. In this space, we hope to shed light on the particularities of racial injustice and our hope for building a more just, equitable, and compassionate future. Any hope for future change begins with our own commitment to listen and to learn. We hope that this guide offers a starting point in that journey.
Here is a sample of books you can find in our collection.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds; Ibram X. Kendi
Call Number: 305.8 REY
The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller! A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America This is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are. A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited. Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas--and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives. Download the free educator guide here: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Stamped-Educator-Guide.pdf
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Call Number: 305.8 KEN
The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society. Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America -- it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis. As Kendi shows, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. They were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial inequities. In shedding light on this history, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he gives us reason to hope.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo; Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword by)
Call Number: 305.8 DIA
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people' (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Call Number: 305.8 KEN
"[The author] takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas--from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities--that will help readers see . . . [different] . . . forms of racism . . . , understand their . . . consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves"--Dust jacket.
Between the World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Call Number: 305.800973 COA
Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race.
Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
Call Number: 305.896 BLA
Describes the "Age of Neoslavery" in the U.S., a period between the Civil War and World War II during which tens of thousands of African-Americans were arbitrarily arrested and forced into labor to pay inordinately large fines.
12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Call Number: 306.3 NORTHUP
Solomon Northup tells about being kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South after having been a free citizen in New York during the mid-1800s.
They Called Themselves the K. K. K. by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Call Number: 322.4 BAR
Documents the history and origin of the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.
I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi
Call Number: 363.2 TAI
An examination of the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed man who died when an officer used an illegal chokehold to restrain him, with information about his final moments, the subsequent grand jury indictment of the officer, what conditions exist that made the tragedy possible, and more.
A Class Divided by William Peters
Call Number: 370.15 PET
Examines the impact Jane Elliott's lessons in discrimination has had on her students, discussing how her students were influenced by the exercise, in which the class was segregated into inferior and superior groups based on their eye color, has influenced their lives, even ten years after they had Elliott's class.
Race by Marc Aronson
Call Number: 394.2663 ARO
Marc Aronson traces the history of racial prejudice in the Western world from ancient times to the present, identifying events and individuals that have influenced people's conceptions about race.
March: Book One by John Lewis; Andrew Aydin; Nate Powell (Illustrator)
Call Number: 741.5 LEW
Presents in graphic novel format events from the life of Georgia congressman John Lewis, focusing on his youth in rural Alabama, his meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Call Number: 973.932 COA
A collection of essays from award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates reflecting on race, Barack Obama's presidency and the jarring aftermath of the election of Donald Trump.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Call Number: F THO
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
The underground railroad : a novel by Colson Whitehead
Call Number: F WHI
A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.