Race, Justice & Activism
Books For Children:
1000 Black Girl Books: A Resource Guide
The New York Times: These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids
Carnegie Library Booklist: The titles here explore and celebrate the lives and history of African Americans.
Booklists with Links to the Library Catalog, Overdrive & Hoopla
- Race Relations, Justice, & Activism ages 0-12: booklist
- Race, Justice, & Activism for tweens & teens booklist
Resources for Parents and Teachers:
- What do we tell our Children? (USA Today)
- How Parents Can use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids.. (Common Sense Media)
- How to Talk to Your White Children About George Floyd (Ramshackle Glam)
- Our Trauma Shall Be Viral No More (Medium.com)
- George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery, & Amy Cooper (Trevor Noah)
- How Do I Make Sure I’m Not Raising the Next Amy Cooper (CNN)
- Avoiding Racial Equity Detours (Ed Change)
- Bearing Witness: The Death of George Floyd (Facing History & Ourselves)
- Why We Can’t Afford Whitewashing Social-Emotional Learning (ASCD)
- Systemic Racism Explained video
- The Unequal Opportunity Race video
- This guide is intended to be a resource for anti-racism education and learning. Resources had been compiled from school and public library staff from across the state.
In this four-part series, explore tools for anti-racist teaching and consider the ways in which we can use media and media literacy to deepen our understanding of systemic racism.
- Deepening your understanding of Race & Racism
- Using Media to Know Better, Teach Better
- Amplify Student Voices
- Focusing on Young Learners
*Inclusion in the list may not be interpreted as the library’s endorsement.
When Bad Things Happen
For Parents & Teachers
Lessons and resources including Constitutional mechanisms and exploring previous presidential races
A history of a North Carolina Coup
Help kids navigate our sometimes-violent world.
Resources for teachers