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Anti-racism Resources

Our statement on Black Lives Matter and racial injustice.

Books

ADULT FICTION

Achebe, Chinua  Things fall apart

Fiction/Achebe  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame  Friday Black

BLACK LIFE FICTION Adjei-Brenyah  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Bennett, Brit  The mothers

Black Life Fiction/Bennett  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Coates, Ta-Nehisi  The water dancer

Black Life Fiction/Coates  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Ellison, Ralph  The Invisible Man

Black Life Fiction/Ellison  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Jones, Tayari  An American marriage

Fiction/Jones  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Hannaham, James  Delicious foods

Black Life Fiction/Hannaham  Downloadable Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Hurston, Zora Neale  Their eyes were watching God

Black Life Fiction/Hurston  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Larsen, Nella  Passing

Black Life Fiction/Larsen  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Morrison, Toni  The bluest eye.

Fiction/Morrison  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Morrison, Toni  Home

Fiction/Morrison  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Terry, Chris L.  Black card.

Black Life Fiction/Terry  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Walker, Alice  The color purple.

Fiction/Walker  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Whitehead, Colson  The underground railroad.

Fiction/Whitehead  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

ADULT NONFICTION

Alexander, Michelle  The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

364.973 Al  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Anderson, Carol  White rage: the unspoken truth of our racial divide.

305.8 An  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Baldwin, James  The fire next time

814 Baldwin  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Brown, Austin Channing  I’m still here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Black Life 305.896 Br  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Coates, Ta-Nehisi   Between the world and me.

305.8 Co  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Cooper, Brittney C.  Eloquent rage: a black feminist discovers her superpower.

305.48 COOPER,B Co  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Dianglo, Robin  White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism

305.8 Di  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Desmond, Matthew  Evicted: poverty and profit in the American City.

339.4 De  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Fleming, Crystal Marie  How to be less stupid about Race

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Hooks, Bell  Killing rage: ending racism.

305.8 Ho

Kendi, Ibram X.  How to be an antiracist.

305.8 Ke  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Kendi, Ibram X.  Stamped from the beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America.

305.8 Ke  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Khan-Cullors, Patrisse  When they call you a terrorist: a Black Lives memoir.

323.092 KHAN-CULLORS, P Kh  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Ritchie, Andrea  Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Rothstein, Richard  The color of law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America

305.8 Ro  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Singh, Anneliese  The Racial Healing Handbook

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Stevenson, Bryan  Just mercy: a story of justice and redemption.

353.4 St  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Tatum, Beverly Daniel  “Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?” : and other conversations about race.

177.3 Ta  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Tochluk, Shelly  Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to do it

Downloadable Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Well-read black girl: finding our stories, discovering ourselves: an anthology.

810.8 We  Downloadable Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Wilkerson, Isabel  The warmth of other suns: the epic story of America’s great migration.

304.8 Wi  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Zinn, Howard    A people’s history of the United States.

973 Zi  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

TEEN FICTION

Draper, Sharon M.  Blended

YA Fiction Draper  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Gibney, Shannon  Dream country

YA Fiction Gibney

Maldonado, Torrey  Secret Saturdays

YA Fiction Maldonaldo

Myers, Walter Dean  Monster

YA Fiction Myers  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Onyebuchi, Tochi  Beasts make of night

YA Fiction Onyebuchi

Onyebuchi, Tochi  War girls

YA Fiction Onyebuchi  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Petrus, Junauda  The stars and the blackness between them

YA Fiction Petrus  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Reynolds, Jason  All American boys

YA Fiction Reynolds  Downloadable Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Thomas, Angie  The hate u give

YA Fiction Thomas  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Watson, Renee  Piecing me together

YA Fiction Watson  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

TEEN NONFICTION

Ginwright, Shawn A. Black youth rising: activism and radical healing in urban America

YA 305.235 Gi

Kuklin, Susan  No choirboy: murder, violence, and teenages on death row

YA 364.66 Ku  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Ham Robin  Almost American Girl

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Lowery, Lynda Blackmon  Turning 15 on the road to freedom: my story of the 1965 Selma voting rights march

YA 323.11 Lo  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Slater, Dashka  The 57 Bus

YA 364.15 SL  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

CHILDREN’S FICTION

Alexander, Kwame  The undefeated

Easy/Alexander

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Cherry, Matthew A.  Hair love:a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere

Easy/Cherry

Chung, Arree  Mixed: a colorful story

Easy/Chung

Hoffman, Mary  Amazing Grace

Easy/Hoffman

Kates, Bobbi Jane  We’re different, we’re the same

Easy/Kates

Katz, Karen  The colors of us

Easy Katz

Manushkin, Fran  Happy in our skin

Easy/Manushkin

McDaniel, Breanna J.  Hands up!

Easy/McDaniel

Miller, Sharee  Don’t touch my hair!

Easy/Miller

Nagara, Innosanto  A is for activist.

Easy Nagara  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Nyong’o, Lupita  Sulwe

Easy/Nyong’o  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

De la Pena, Matt  Last stop on Market Street

Easy/de la Pena  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Pinkney, Sandra L.  All the shades of black: a celebration of our children

Easy/Pinkney

Rotner, Shelley  Shades of People

Easy/Rotner

Tyler, Michael  The skin you live in

Easy/Tyler

Woodson, Jacqueline  This is the rope: a story from the Great Migration

Easy/Woodson  Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Draper, Sharon M.  Stella by starlight

J Draper

Grimes, Nikki  Jazmin’s notebook

J Grimes

Maldonado, Torrey  What lane?

J Maldonado  Downloadable Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi Akata witch

J Okorafor  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Ramee, Lisa Moore  A good kind of trouble

J Ramee  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Rhodes, Jewell Parker  Ghost boys

J Rhodes  Downloadable Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Taylor, Mildred D.  Roll of thunder, hear my cry

J Taylor  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Williams, Alicia  Genesis begins again

J Williams  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Woodson, Jacqueline  Brown girl dreaming

J Woodson  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu  My life as an ice cream sandwich

J Zoboi  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION

Alko, Selina  The case for loving: the fight for interracial marriage

306.84 Al

Chambers, Veronica  Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Jewel, Tiffany  This Book is Antiracist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Kendi, Ibram X  Antiracist Baby

J New Nonfiction   Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Latham, Irene  Can I touch your hair?: poems of race, mistakes, and friendship

811 Latham  Downloadable E-book and Audiobook available through Overdrive and Libby

Lester, Julius  Let’s talk about race

305.8 Le

Morrison, Toni  Remember: the journey to school integration

371.97 Mo

Nelson, Marilyn  How I discovered poetry

811 Nelson

We are all born free: the universal declaration of human rights in pictures

341.48 We

Tonatiuh, Duncan   Separate is Never Equal

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Weatherford, Carole Boston  Voice of freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

B HAMER,F We

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Coates, Ta-Nehisi  Black Panther and the Crew

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Craft, Jerry  New Kid 

Downloadable E-book and Audiobook through Overdrive and Libby

J Craft

Dennis, Denise  Black history for beginners

Black Life 305.896 DE

Duffy, Damien   Octavia Butler’s Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaption

Adult Graphic Fiction Duffy

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Jacob, Mira  The Good Talk

Downloadable E-book and Audiobook through Overdrive and Libby

Jeffrey, Gary  Little Rock Nine and the fight for equal education

Downloadable E-book available through Overdrive and Libby

Medina, Tony  I am Alfonso Jones

YA Graphic novel Fiction Medina

Wimberly, Ron  Black history in its own words

Adult Graphic Novel 973.0496 Wi

Movies & Television

ADULT FICTION FILMS & TV

Blackkklansman

DVD Fiction Blackkklansman

Blindspotting

DVD Fiction Blindspotting

Dear white people

DVD Fiction Dear

Do the right thing

DVD Fiction Do

Fruitvale station

DVD Fiction Fruitvale

Get out

DVD Fiction Get

Harriet

DVD Fiction Harriet

Hidden figures

DVD Fiction Hidden

If Beale Street could talk

DVD Fiction If

Insecure

DVD SERIES Insecure

In the heat of the night

DVD Fiction In

Loving

DVD Fiction Loving

Marshall

DVD Fiction Marshall

McFarland USA

DVD Fiction McFarland

Moonlight

DVD Moonlight

Queen & Slim

DVD Fiction Queen

Selma

DVD Fiction Selma

Serpico

DVD Fiction Serpico

Sweet sweetback’s baad asssss song

DVD Fiction Sweet

To kill a mockingbird

DVD Fiction To

ADULT NONFICTION FILMS & TV

Black is – Black ain’t

DVD 973.0496  Bl

Class divided

DVD 379.2 Cl

The Central Park Five

DVD 364.15 Ce

Hoop dreams

DVD 796.32 Ho

I am not your Negro

DVD 323.11 I

Inequality for all

DVD 330 In

Let the fire burn

DVD 974.8 Le

Malcolm X

DVD B Malcolm  S Ma

Whose streets?

DVD 305 WH

TEEN FILMS

Black Panther

DVD Fiction Black

Remember the Titans

DVD Fiction Remember

CHILDREN’S FILMS

And the children shall lead

DVD J And

Blaze and the monster machines: heroes of Axle City

DVD J Blaze

Selma, Lord, Selma

DVD J Selma

Sounder

DVD J Sounder

He named me Malala

DVD 371.8 He

Articles

Organizations

Genesee County REACH – Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health

http://www.gchd.us/ Contact person: Tamara Brickey tbridkey@gchd.us

Neighbors Without Borders – Sponsors of the Tendaji Talks https://www.facebook.com/NeighborhoodsWithoutBorders/

American Friends Service Committee – Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. They are sponsoring an initiative to defund the police:

https://www.afsc.org/blogs/news-and-commentary/6-reasons-why-its-time-to-defund-police?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIx66ejOyV6gIVzcDACh1Nfgy-EAMYAiAAEgLTv_D_BwE

Black Lives Matter Detroit – BLM is a Black led movement which welcomes individuals of every identity, and makes an effort to center the most marginalized among us.

https://www.blmdetroit.com

NAACP Flint – Local branch of  the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization

https://www.facebook.com/naacpflint/

Urban League of Flint – The Urban League of Flint is an affiliate of the National Urban League, a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities.

http://flintblackscholars.weebly.com/

Podcasts

1619 – The New York Times audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html

Black on the Air -Emmy award-winning producer, actor and comedian Larry Wilmore weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond. https://www.theringer.com/larry-wilmore-black-on-air

Codeswitch – From NPR, “Code Switch shines a light on the pervasive nature of racism, from language and workplace culture to social norms.” https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/

Pod Save the People – On Pod Save the People, organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with fellow activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith. https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-the-people/

All My Relations – Before and during the enslavement and exploitation of Black Americans, there was the genocide of Native Americans and it’s important that anti racism conversations begin there. https://www.allmyrelationspodcast.com/

Webinars & Online Videos

Tendaji Talks – A lecture series on systemic racism and African American history in Flint, in honor of Tendaji Ganges. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXuTJBIS_V0upBP3wmxNScA

#KidLit4BlackLives Rally – Led by Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jason Reynolds, the Rally featured inspiring words, music, and numerous calls to action in support of equity and justice. https://youtu.be/fElXu_MdRrs

Periodicals

Flint Beat – A local online publication. Flint Beat‘s founder and publisher, Jiquanda Johnson is a Flint-area native with more than 16 years of experience in journalism including print, television and digital media. She has worked for The Detroit News, NBC25, Fox and MLive Media Group/The Flint Journal, where she covered the city of Flint.

Websites