Resources for Conversations on Race and Racism

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Over this last week our nation has witnessed protests in response to systemic racism in the United States. First and foremost, we want you to know that we — and libraries across the nation — work to uphold and foster equity and inclusivity. This is a critical component of libraries, which is included in the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights, and a way through which we fulfill our mission to Cultivate Curiosity, Enlighten the Mind, and Strengthen the Community.

What we read, watch, and listen to can help us begin to learn, understand, and inform our conversations on race relations and social justice issues. Here are fiction and non-fiction resources in our collection that may serve as a starting point for all ages:

Early Literacy / Children

Children

Teens

Adult

Additional materials on prejudice, conversations on racism, and African American voices can be found on the Hoopla app. For more documentaries on social and systemic injustice, visit or download Kanopy.

Thank you in advance for your patience with our longer-than-usual wait times for some of these titles. We’re monitoring the waitlists and will order additional copies as needed. If you have titles you would like to see added to our collection, please let us know.