Black Lives Matter Resource Guide
The following databases are recommended:
The following journals are recommended:
The following catalog subject searches are recommended:
- African Americans
- Civil Rights Movement
- Discrimination in criminal justice administration
- Social justice
- Race discrimination
- Race discrimination in education
The following books are recommended:
- Beloved - Toni Morrison
- Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
- Cane - Jean Toomer
- The Color Purple - Alice Walker
- Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
- Kindred - Octavia E. Butler (eBook)
- Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
- Black Culture & Experience: Contemporary Issues - edited by Venise T. Berry, Anita Fleming-Rife & Ayo Dayo
- The House That Race Built: Black Americans, U.S. Terrain - edited by Wahneema Lubiano
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - Bryan Stevenson
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander
- Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race - Jean Halley, Amy Eshleman, & Ramya Mahadevan Vijaya (eBook)
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race - Beverly Daniel Tatum (eBook)
Black Voices Matter:
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X
- Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Black Boy, a Record of Childhood and Youth - Richard Wright
- Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fannon
- The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings - James Baldwin
- The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl – Harriet Jacobs (eBook)
- SOS-Calling all Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader - edited by John H. Bracey Jr., Sonia Sanchez, & James Smethurst (eBook)
- The Souls of Black Folks: Essays and Sketches - W.E.B. Du Bois (eBook)
- This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color - edited by Cherrie Moraga & Gloria Anzaldua
- The Black Revolution on Campus - Martha Biondi (eBook)
- Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism - Sarah L. Silkey (eBook)
- The Color of Law: Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights - Steve Babson, Dave Riddle, & David Elsila (eBook)
- Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit - Suzanne E. Smith
- Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement - Patricia Sullivan
- My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience - Juan Williams
- Race and Remembrance: A Memoir - Arthur L. Johnson. (eBook)
- Schoolhouse Activists: African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement - Tondra L. Loder-Jackson. (eBook)
- Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes: An Oral History of Detroit’s African American Community, 1918-1967 - Elain Latzman Moon. (eBook)
- A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement - Maegan Parker Brooks. (eBook)
- Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-determination - Herb Boyd
- A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South - Audrey Thomas McCluskey. (eBook)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
Children's Picture Books/Fiction
- Ben’s Trumpet - Rachel Isadora
- Elijah of Buxton - Christopher Paul Curtis
- From Miss Ida’s Porch - Sandra Belton
- Toning the Sweep - Angela Johnson
- The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 - Christopher Paul Curtis
- Langston Hughes - Milton Meltzer
- The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales - told by Virginia Hamilton
- Outward Dreams: Black Inventors and Their Inventions - Jim Haskins
- Uptown - Bryan Collier
- Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference - Joyce Hansen
The following websites are recommended:
For General Use:
- Anguish and Action – The Obama Foundation’s resources to learn about what you can do to create a more just and equitable work.
- Black Freedom Struggle in the United States – ProQuest’s featured collection of primary materials on black freedom in the U.S.
- The Black List: Suggested Readings in African-American History – The Miami Herald’s list of African-American history books to read to increase your understanding of Black history.
- Black Lives Matter – Resources and toolkits to help learn and teach about justice and the BLM movement.
- The Black Quotidian – Stanford University Press’ blog that uses archived digital copies of African-American newspapers to reveal how the Black press popularized African-American history and valued the lives of all Black people.
- Black Stone Bookstore and Cultural Center – Facebook page for the Ypsilanti, Michigan independent African-American bookstore.
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – Exhibits, collections, and resources to explore and celebrate African American history and culture.
- Confronting Anti-Black Racism - Harvard Library's resources to investigate the effects of anti-Black racism.
- Detroit ‘67 Oral History Archive – Detroit Historical Society’s online archive of oral and written history representing diverse perspectives of the 1967 Detroit Race Rebellion.
- Independent Black-Owned Newspapers in the United States – List and links to independent, Black-owned newspapers in the U.S.
- NAACP – Resources devoted to ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination.
- Race and Ethnicity – Pew Research Center’s data and reports on race and ethnicity statistics in the U.S.
- Racial Equity Resource Guide – Resources to advance racial equality for children, families, and communities.
- Resources for Talking About Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids – Center for Racial Justice in Education’s guide to online resources devoted to teaching children about racism and violence in the U.S.
- Rutger's Graduate African American History Reading List – Books and articles grouped by topic to learn more about African American History.
- 62 Great Books by Black Authors, Recommended by TED Speakers – List with links to and descriptions of books by Black authors recommended by TED talk speakers.
- Talking about Race – National Museum of African American History & Culture’s resources for teachers, parents, and citizens to learn how to talk about race and racial equity.
- Black Lives Matter at School – National Education Association’s resources, stories, and ideas devoted to highlighting the use of Black Lives Matter at School materials in the classroom.
- Books Matter: Children's Literature – Anti-Defamation League’s guide of picture, chapter, and young adult books with discussion guides that help learn about identity, diversity, bias, and social justice.
- Anti-Racist Resources – IA Library’s links to anti-racist and police brutality resources.
- Learning for Justice – Free resources for educators to create inclusive school communities where children and youth are respected, valued, and welcomed
- Selecting and Using Culturally Responsive Children's Books – Office of Head Start National Center of Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness’ pamphlet providing information on selecting books without stereotypes and bias and tips for evaluating books.
- Teaching Black Lives Matter – Broward College’s pedagogy articles and lesson plans for teaching Black Lives Matter in college classrooms.
- 37 Picture Books that Celebrate #blackjoy – List with links to picture books that celebrate portraits of Black Joy instead of Black suffering.
- We Need Diverse Books – Advocacy for essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects the lives of all young people.
- Weeding Out Racism's Invisible Roots – School Library Journal’s opinion piece about the controversy of changing the context of teaching racist classics in schools.