There are so many big topics worth talking about with young readers. These hopeful stories about hard times, including We Are Water Protectors, can help.
A deep dive into the history of racism in American public libraries, including the effects of Jim Crow laws and racism in libraries today.
These kids' books about the contributions of Chinese and Chinese Americans to society are a great way to combat COVID-19-inspired racism, including Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho and Dung Ho.
Wilkerson's book was instantly one of the classic books on caste, as we have it in the U.S. These books go deeper into the Indian system, including The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.
Does it mean anything to apologize for virulent bigotry on someone else's behalf?
These books by former police, attorneys, and activists like Maya Schenwar's Who Do you Serve? Who Do You Protect? speak on the history of policing and the need for police reform.
Here are some free ebooks about police violence to read right now, in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests across the world.
The audiobook of STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING by Ibram X. Kendi is currently available for free on Spotify.
These nonfiction books about racism toward Asian Americans are all too timely as the COVID-19 pandemic incites xenophobia and attacks.
The question remains valid. Are we allowed to appreciate flawed books? On the surface, the answer is a clear yes. Nothing is without flaws, after all.