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Eddo-Lodge, Reni.

Summary: In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Circus 2017

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Bridges, Ruby

Summary: Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges--who, at the age of six, was the first African American to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans--shares her story through text and historical photographs, offering a powerful call to action.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRI

Summary: Contains interviews with some of the protesters. In May of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. asked black people of Birmingham, Alabama to go to jail in the cause of racial equality. The adults were afraid to go to jail and so the school children marched and over 5000 of them were arrested. This lead to President Kennedy sponsoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the march on Washington. Portions of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Poverty Law Center 2005

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MIG

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.6 WEA

Watson, Bruce

Summary: "In the summer of 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than seven hundred college students to Mississippi to help black Americans already battling for democracy, their dignity and the right to vote. The campaign was called "Freedom Summer." But on the evening after volunteers arrived, three young civil rights workers went...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1196 WAT
1 available in Consider This, Call number: YA 323.1196 WAT

Helsel, Carolyn B.

Summary: "What if I say the wrong thing?" "I'm white -- is race really something I need to talk about? I'm worried I'll be called a racist!" "What does race have to do with faith, anyway?" "Why do we have to keep talking about this?" If talking about racism makes you anxious, afraid, or even angry, you're not alone. In Anxious to Talk about It, pastor and professor Carolyn B. Helsel draws on her success...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chalice Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200.89 HEL

Mitchell, Don

Summary: Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 MIT

Waters, Michael W.

Summary: Pastor, award-winning author, and rising civil rights leader Michael W. Waters (Stakes Is High, For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World) ruminates on the sacred places and spaces he visited as part of a cross-country trek in 2019-2020 through America's racial history. From reflections on the river's edge where Emmit Till's body was recovered in the 1950s, to the spot of Malcolm...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chalice Press 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 WAT

Florio, John

Summary: "...recount[s] the politically and racially charged rivalry between African-American boxing champion Joe Louis and white German boxer Max Schmeling, which grew between their 1936 and 1938 matches. Tracing both men's careers from inception until they hung up their gloves, the authors illuminate how emblematic each was to his country while exploring the social issues of the day."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.83 FLO

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD LUP

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 920 DAV

Herzog, Brad

Summary: "Following the alphabet this book uses poetry and expository text to celebrate America's diverse population and showcase the remarkable achievements and contributions that have come from the many people who have chosen to make our country their home. Topics include well-known landmarks and famous citizens"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 HER

McClafferty, Carla Killough

Summary: Draws on primary source documents and photographs of historical artifacts to examine the lives of men and women enslaved by the Washington family, and includes information on the present-day archeological survey of Mount Vernon's Slave Cemetery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.3 MCC

Summary: "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FIR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 FIR

Brockenbrough, Martha

Summary: In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BRO

DiAngelo, Robin J.

Summary: The groundbreaking, timely analysis explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when confronted with racism and how they can engage more constructively.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press Audio 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.8 DIA

Freedman, Russell

Summary: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Freedman presents a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J323.1196 FRE

Ribke, Simone T.

Summary: A biography on Ruby Bridges and how she stood up against racism and hatred to help integrate Louisiana's school system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2015

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Beals, Melba

Summary: A member of the Little Rock Nine shares her memories of growing up in the South under Jim Crow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BEALS BEA

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2018

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Erskine, Kathryn.

Summary: When twelve-year-old Frederick "Red" Porter's father dies in 1972, his mother wants to sell their automobile repair shop and move her two sons back to Ohio, but Red is desperate to stop the sale even if it means unearthing some dark family secrets in a Virginia rife with racial tensions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ERS

Perkins, Useni Eugene

Summary: Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins. Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are? Do you know you can be, What you want to be, If you try to be What you can be? This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG PER

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.800973 DYS

Joseph, Frederick

Summary: Frederick Joseph call up race-related anecdotes from his past, explaining why they were hurtful and how he might handle things now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or activist, including Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite; Jemele Hill, sports journalist and podcast host; and eleven others. Touching on everything from cultural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 JOS

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