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BOOKS

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad 

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery  NOTE: This is a Young Adult book but can be appreciated by children age 8 and up

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo  

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates  

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

White Fragility, Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

when they call you a terrorist, a black lives matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

waking up white by Debby Irving

Dismantling the Racism Machine, A Manual and Toolbox by Karen Gaffney

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett

The Color of Law, a Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, a Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith

 

FICTION

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

 

ONLINE READING MATERIAL

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones. A podcast is available here.

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Choosing a School for my Daughter in a Segregated City by Nikole Hannah-Jones

The Legacy of a Radical Black Newspaperman by Casey Cep 

What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019 by Patricia Cohen

 

FILMS/DOCUMENTARIES

The Powerbroker This documentary is about Whitney Young  — civil rights leader, long time UU, and father of Fourth Universalist member Marcia Canterella

Selma   Ava DuVerynay

13th    Ava DuVernay

When They See Us   Ava DuVernay

Just Mercy   Bryan Stevenson

 

FOR CHILDREN

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery NOTE: This is a Young Adult book but can be appreciated by children age 8 and up

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham NOTE: This is a picture book that invites white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it’s real, and cultivate justice

Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Don’t Touch My Hair!  by Sharee Miller (YouTube reading of this book)

Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship by Irene Latham & Charles Waters

Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Her Left Foot by Dave Eggers (YouTube reading of this book