Libraries are for everyone

Reading and Resources for Challenging Racism and Injustice 

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Libraries are for everyone; they are safe, inclusive spaces that provide access to resources and opportunities that encourage learning and discovery, community and connection, foster curiosity and inspire change. Let’s work together for understanding, equality, and justice.

Library Resources:

Seymour Library’s list of social justice educational books/anti-racism resources for adults: list of books with descriptions and links

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Seymour Library’s list of social justice memoirs (adults): list of books with descriptions and links

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Seymour Library’s list of social justice history: list of books with descriptions and links

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Hoopla’s Standing Against Racism collection: ebooks audiobooks

Hoopla’s Conversations on Race: Books for Adults

Hoopla’s Talking to Kids About Race

Websites to Explore:

Reading for Change: Booklist Recommended Anti Racism Titles for All Ages

16 anti-racism books for young readers

Because Black Lives Matter, a Collection of Anti-Racist Reading Lists

Social Justice: Fifteen titles to address inequity, equality and organizing for young readers

Anti-Racism for Kids 101:Starting To Talk About Race

Antiracist Titles Fill Bestseller Lists I Book Pulse

Black Voices l Kidcasts

American Library Association: Libraries Respond: White Allyship

Librarians Share a Black Lives Matter Comics Reading List

School Library Journal: 50 Board Books Featuring Faces of Color

Center for Racial Justice in Education: Resources for Talking about Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids

The Root: A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 ‘Fed-Up’-Rising

Racial Equity Tools: research and tools for those working toward racial equity

Obama Foundation: Anguish and Action Learn about antiracism and police violence and then learn how to take action

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Being Anti-Racist

LGBTQIA Voices and Resources