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Blanchard, Sara

Summary: "What do you do when you're at a dinner party and someone tells a racist joke? Do you nod so as not to 'ruin the vibe'? What if you overhear a microaggression at work? Do you realize much later what you wish you had said? Going deeper, do you know why that joke, or that comment, is offenseive? If any of these questions resonate with you--or have at any time in your life--then this book is for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Collective Book Studio 2021

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Chambers, Veronica

Summary: This timely book covers the rise of Black Lives Matter and how it has been shaped by United States history, telling the story of how a hashtag became a movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 CHA
1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 323.1196 CHA

Summary: Traces the history of black America back to ancient African civilization, examining attempts by the white establishment in the U.S. to conceal this knowledge as a means of undermining African American identity. Presents theories of scholars and social commentators which comprise a history in which African Americans have been systematically oppressed as a people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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

Obama, Barack.

Summary: Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK OBA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Obama

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.04 OBA

Fleming, Crystal Marie

Summary: "An overview of the roots and legacies of racial bias and white supremacy in the United States."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 305.8 FLE

Escott, Paul D.

Summary: "Throughout the Civil War, newspaper headlines and stories repeatedly asked some variation of the question posed by the New York Times in 1862, "What shall we do with the negro?" The future status of African Americans was a pressing issue for both those in the North and in the South. Consulting a broad range of contemporary newspapers, magazines, books, army records, government documents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 ESC

Shoop, Robert L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Russell Dean and Company 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 798.4 SHO

Thomas, Rachael L.

Summary: In this title, readers learn about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, from the history of slavery and racism, to the slayings of Travon Martin and Michael Brown, to further efforts to end racism such as Campaign Zero, and #takeaknee, and Black Futures Lab. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo & Daughters, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 361.1 THO

Edwards, Sue Bradford.

Summary: "Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 EDW
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 EDW

Gragg, Sanya Whittaker

Summary: "Ten year old Avery is in a panic over the shooting of another unarmed black man. His parents decide it is time to have "The Talk." They teach him and his brother a catchy and easy way to remember what to do if approached by an officer, while also emphasizing that all policemen are not bad."--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRA

Metzl, Jonathan

Summary: "With the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Donald Trump, many middle- and lower-income white Americans threw their support behind conservative politicians who pledged to make life great again for people like them. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters' very health at risk--and, in the end, threaten everyone's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 MET

Summary: A riveting, jaw-dropping view of America's white supremacy movement. Rare archival footage, darkly humorous interviews, and their own promotional materials bring to light the inner workings of the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, the Aryan Nation, The Order, and other radical right groups. With a folksy, matter-of-fact certainty, the men and women here speak of imminent race wars,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2007

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Smith, Clint

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: 'How the Word is Passed' is Clint Smith's revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 SMI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 SMI

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: "No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 MCD

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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Abrams, Stacey

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity-who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are in our modern politics, citizens are harmed in overt, subtle, and even personal ways.Stacey Abrams experienced the effects firsthand, running one of the most unconventional races in modern politics as the Democratic nominee for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 ABR

Higginbotham, Anastasia

Summary: Explains that although many adults do not care to admit it, color does still matter in the United States; discusses racism and the fight against it; and argues that bias is a problem for whites, but that white people do not have to accept it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dottir Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 HIG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J305.8009 HIG

Mallory, Tamika D.

Summary: A globally recognized civil rights activist presents an unwavering history of American systemic racism, a first-hand view of what makes for effective activism today, and a vision for lasting, positive change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Privilege Publishing, Atria 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 MAL

Ricketts, Rachel

Summary: "Thought leader, racial justice educator, and sought-after spiritual activist Rachel Ricketts offers mindful and practical steps for all humans to dismantle white supremacy on a personal and collective level. Includes culturally informed, secular spiritual exercises, such as guided meditations, transformative breathwork, and journaling prompts"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.8009 RIC

Henning, Kristin

Summary: "Drawing upon 25 years of experience representing black youth in Washington D.C.'s juvenile court, Kris Henning confronts America's irrational, manufactured fears of Black youth and makes a powerfully compelling case that the crisis in racist American policing begins with its relationship to Black children. She explains how discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a generation of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.36 HEN

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "Jesse Owens smashed records throughout his track and field career. In 1936, he made history at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Owens won four gold medals, combating Adolf Hitler's message of Nazi superiority." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 OWE

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers goose-stepping, an African American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four Olympic gold medals and single-handedly crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. This is the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 OWENS, JESSE SCH

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports--but it is also the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OWENS, JESSE SCH

Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

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