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Pandemic and Protests: A few of NCL’s antiracist books

Both the Covid-19 pandemic and the George Floyd protests are rocking our country and the world right now, and the two are inextricably linked. The library, as always has lots of resources to help us understand better what’s happening.

Here are some ideas to get you started. For more ideas, talk to one of the librarians. We’re here to help.

The Skin You Live In
By Michael Tyler and David Lee Csicsko
With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. (hard copy)

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
By Robin DiAngelo
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
(eBook and eAudiobook) (hard copy)

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award–winning Stamped from the Beginning
By Jaso Reynolds
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism–and antiracism–in AmericaStamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future.
(eAudiobook)

Dig
By A.S. King
Five white teenage cousins who are struggling with the failures and racial ignorance of their dysfunctional parents and their wealthy grandparents, reunite for Easter. (eAudio Book and eBook)

How to be an antiracist
By Ibram X. Kendi
New York times Bestseller. Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas–from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilites–that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their posionous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. (hard copy) (eBook)

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