One thing we can do now is to read books to open our minds and to educate ourselves about our biases and issues at stake. We can also diversify our bookshelves, and amplify the voices of writers and illustrators of color. That's where we can help.
We'd like to share some of our favorite titles with themes of racism, antirasicm and resistance to help you get started on your journey to helping make a better world.
Many of these titles are currently sold out and on back-order due to recent high demand. You can still call us up (503-954-2354) and place an order with us and we will get them to you as soon as they are available again. Please be patient and know that they are worth the wait!
Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara
Anti-Racist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi and illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne and illustrated by Theodore Taylor, III
Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
We March by Shane W. Evans
Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano and Marietta Collins and illustrated by Ann Hazzard
Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester and illustrated by Karen Barbour
You Matter by Christian Robinson
Skin Again by Bell Hooks and illustrated by Chris Raschka
All Because You Matter by Tami Charles and illustrated by Bryan Collier
Not My Idea by Anastasia Higginbotham
Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds
The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler and illustrated by David Lee Csicsko
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell and illustrated by Aurelia Durand
Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
New Kid by Jerry Craft
I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina and illustrated by Stacey Robinson & John Jennings
March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion
from We Need Diverse Books
How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help
Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi
from The Atlantic
Read books that will open your mind and educate yourself.
Discuss what you’ve read and learned with others.
Act. Do something and make a difference.
If you are in position of privilege, help those who aren’t.
Don’t forget. Don’t stop fighting to change things. Don’t give up.