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Black Lives Matter

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated every June 19 to commemorate the official end of slavery in the United States. 155 years later, we still see clearly that the end of slavery was not the end of racial inequality in this country. In honor of the approaching holiday and to recognize the racial injustices we see currently taking over the news, I’ve compiled a list of books you can find in our e-resources that are about the unique struggles of Black Americans, and what white people can do to be good allies. The non-fiction titles (the majority of the list) discuss police brutality, systemic racism, anti-racism, injustice, inequality, and much more. Also included are novels that get to the heart of a lot of these matters through fictional characters. While these are aimed at adults and teens, at the end are a handful of books for younger readers, as well. While this is quite a long list, it is due to the urgency of the situation we all find ourselves in. There are also numerous news articles, blogs, and podcasts out there that are great resources if you'd like to learn more. We must all do our part to address and end racism. 

NON-FICTION        

The New Jim Crow
by Michelle Alexander

Hoopla ebook; Overdrive ebookAxis360 ebook

How to be an Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi

Overdrive ebook; Axis360 ebook

When They Call You a Terrorist
by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

Hoopla audio; Overdrive audioAxis360 ebook

Backlash
by George Yancy

Hoopla audio

How We Fight for Our Lives
by Saeed Jones

Overdrive ebook; Axis360 ebook



 



 



 



 



 

Stamped from the Beginning
by Ibram X. Kendi

Hoopla audio; Axis360 ebook

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, & You
by Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds (remix of Stamped from the Beginning)

Overdrive ebook; Axis360 ebook

Motherhood So White
by Nefertiti Austin

Hoopla ebook; Hoopla audio

The End of Policing
by Alex S Vitale

Hoopla audio

Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audioAxis360 ebook; Axis360 audio



 



 



 



 



 

Eloquent Rage
by Brittney Cooper

Hoopla audio; Axis360 ebook

So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo 

Hoopla audio; Overdrive ebookOverdrive audio

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?
by Maya Schenwar

Hoopla ebook

March  (Book One)
by John Lewis

Hoopla ebook; Overdrive ebook

This Will Be My Undoing
by Morgan Jerkins

Hoopla ebook; Hoopla audioOverdrive audio



 



 



 



 



 

White Fragility
Hby Robin DiAngelo

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio

Just Mercy
by Bryan Stevenson

Overdrive ebook; Axis360 ebook Axis360 audio

The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin

Axis360 ebook

America's Original Sin
by Jim Wallis

Hoopla audio

Me and White Supremacy
by Layla F. Saad

Hoopla ebook; Overdrive ebook



 



 



 



 



 

Struggle on their Minds
by Alex Zamalin

Hoopla ebook

Nobody
by Marc Lamont Hill

Hoopla audio

Tears We Cannot Stop
by Michael Eric Dyson

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audioAxis360 audio

Citizen
by Claudia Rankine

Hoopla audio

 


 



 



 



 

 
FICTION:        

Sing, Unburied, Sing
by Jesmyn Ward

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio

I'm Not Dying With You Tonight
by GIlly Segal and Kimberly Jones

Hoopla ebook; Overdrive ebook

The Gone Dead
by Chanelle Benz

Hoopla ebook; Hoopla audio; Overdrive ebook

Pet
by Akwaeke Emezi

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio; Axis360 ebook

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio; Axis360 ebook; Axis360 audio



 



 



 



 



 

One Night in Georgia
by Celeste O. Norfleet

Hoopla ebook; Hoopla audio

The Nickel Boys
by Colson Whitehead

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio; Axis360 ebook; Axis360 audio

An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones 

Hoopla ebook; Hoopla audio; Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio; Axis360 ebook; Axis360 audio

All American Boys
by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio

Dear Martin
by Nic Stone

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio; Axis360 ebook; Axis360 audio



 



 



 



 



 

We Cast a Shadow
by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Overdrive ebook

Anger is a Gift
by Mark Oshiro

Hoopla audio

The Revisioners
by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

  Hoopla ebook; Hoopla audio; Overdrive ebook

 

 


 



 



 

 

 
PICTURE BOOKS:        

Let the Children March
by Monia Clark-Robinson

Axis360 ebook

Sulwe
by Lupita Nyong'o

Axis360 ebook

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
by Derrick Barnes

Hoopla ebook; Hoopla film with read along; Axis360 ebook

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
by Vashti Harrison

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio

 


 



 



 



 

 
MIDDLE GRADE:        

Ghost Boys
by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio

Blended
by Sharon M. Draper

Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio

A Good Kind of Trouble
by Lisa Moore Ramee

Hoopla audio; Overdrive ebook; Overdrive audio;  Axis 360 ebook; Axis360 audio