Christina DeSimone provided a wealth of information about Anti-Racist Literature on our Instagram Live! I hope you were able to join us but if not you can view it here! Forgive the beginning – it was our first live (learning curve!) and all those packages chaos at the beginning are because: baby
White Privilege has nothing to do with you being a good person or a bad person. It is the fact that you have been raised in a racialized society that you might not have even been aware of.
~ Christina DeSimone
Some of you know and some of you don’t know that I was a librarian (Master’s from U. Pitt) and worked as a librarian for a decade. As a librarian I believe in the deep and abiding power of literacy. I believe that racism is rooted in ignorance. I believe that people have the ability to grow in knowledge and therefore change themselves.
Without further ado (links go to Amazon but don’t forget your local library will have them too):
Between the World and Me
How to be an Anti-Racist (YA)
Racing to Justice
Was the Cat in the Hat Black
Culturally Responsive Teaching
So you want to talk about race
Moving Diversity Forward
Tell Me Who You Are
Two Fantasy/SCI-fi by African American authors, that Christina mentioned at the end of our conversation simply because I love this genre: