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An Anti-Racist Reading List

Standing united with our Charles County and library communities, we wanted to continue to take action against racism and share a list of resources available at the library. The list below shares stories and experiences from Black American voices, offers insights on how to talk about racism and more so that we can discover the way forward together. Our hope is that these resources allow for the opportunity to learn, start much needed conversations, and bridge the divide that racism causes.  

Children’s

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson, illustrated by Frank Morrison

Ebook Available on Overdrive
Audiobook Available on Overdrive
Movie with Read Along Available on Hoopla

Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi, illustrated by Ashley Seil Smith

Check out this title once you’re back in the library!

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham & Charles Waters, illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko

Audio-enabled Ebook Available on Overdrive
Ebook Available on Hoopla
Audiobook Available on Hoopla

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman

Ebook Available on Overdrive

Middle Grade and Young Adult

Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne, with Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood

Ebook Available on Overdrive

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell ; illustrated by Aurélia Durand

Check out this title once you’re back in the library!

March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

Ebook Available on Overdrive
Ebook Available on Hoopla

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Ebook Available on Overdrive
Audiobook Available on Overdrive

Adult

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Ebook Available on Overdrive
Audiobook Available on Overdrive 

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Ebook Available on Overdrive
Audiobook Available on Overdrive

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing by Anneliese A. Singh

Ebook Available on Overdrive
Ebook Available on Hoopla

Video

The Talk:  Race in America (2017)

Movie Available on Kanopy