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Digital Resources for Having Thoughtful Conversations About Race and Fighting Racism

Anti-Racism Virtual Display

Our librarians have put together this list of titles to help you navigate through topics of race and racism from different perspectives and for different reading levels. If you have a book, audiobook, or movie that you think should be on this list, please let us know.

How to access these digital titles

You can access all of the resources below with your library card through HooplaLibby, and Kanopy.

Non-Fiction Books for Adults

Alexander, Michelle, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  eBook (Libby)  |  eBook (Hoopla)

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, Between the World and Me  ebook  | eAudiobook 

Eberhardt, Jennifer L., Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do  eBook | eAudiobook

DiAngelo, Robin, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism  eBook  |  eAudiobook

Irving, Debby, Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race  eAudiobook

Harvey, Jennifer, Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America  eBook

Kendi, Ibram X, How to Be an Antiracist  eBook  |  eAudiobook

Metzl, Jonathan, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland  eAudiobook

Meyer, Matt, White Lives Matter Most: And Other “Little” White Lies  eBook

Rowe, Sheila Wise, Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience  eBook  | eAudiobook

Saad, Layla F. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor  eBook

Fiction Books for Adults

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Americanah  eBook  |  eAudiobook

Gyasi, Yaa, Homegoing  eBook  |  eAudiobook

Hurston, Zora Neale, Their Eyes Were Watching God  eBook (Libby)  |  eBook (Hoopla)  |  eAudiobook

Morrison, Toni, The Bluest Eye  eBook  |  eAudiobook

Other Online Resources

Equal Justice Initiative. The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Project Implicit (Harvard). Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition; thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.

TED Talks to Help you Understand Racism in America

"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Peggy McIntosh, Ph. D., the former Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, is also the founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity),

“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Kendi, Ibram X., Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University"

"The Long Shadow" is a documentary that follows two white Southern filmmakers as they travel the roads of oppression and suppression to reveal the connections of slavery and strong-arm Southern politics to the current racial strife in America. The film is a disturbing story about the lingering human cost of ignorance, intolerance, and inaction in the U.S., casting a long shadow over our national identity and imperfect democracy. You can watch it on Kanopy with your library card. 

Anti-Defamation League’s Children’s Literature List picture, chapter and young adult books recommended by the Anti-Defamation League


Other Curated Lists on Fighting Racism and Social and Systemic Injustice

Streaming Video Collections

Social and Systematic Injustice on Kanopy

eBooks & eAudiobook Collections

Adult Readers: Conversations on Race

Non-Fiction eBooks & eAudiobooks on Hoopla Digital

Non-Fiction eBooks & eAudiobooks on Libby

Teen/YA Readers: Fighting Racism

eAudiobooks on Hoopla Digital

eBooks on Hoopla Digital

eBooks and eAudiobooks on Libby

Young Readers: Fighting Racism

eBooks on Axis 360

eBooks on Hoopla Digital