16 of the Best Anti-Racist Middle Grade Books. Amid the protests across America following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of a white police officer, an incredible outpouring of resources emerged.
They featured books that don’t just highlight the struggle for rights by Black people and other people of color, but how it is white people can push past calling themselves not racist and participate in real anti-racist work. This anti-racist work goes beyond adults. It’s work that children not only understand and can participate in, but that is vital for their futures as anti-racists. Category ID: 477 Category ID: 476 Category ID: 14292 Check Your Shelf Newsletter Sign up to receive Check Your Shelf, the Librarian's One-Stop Shop For News, Book Lists, And More.
Thank you for signing up! 21 Anti-Racism Videos To Share With Kids. The United States has a racism problem.
The idea of tackling such complicated and hurtful topics in our homes and classrooms is daunting, but we can’t look away. We MUST face it. Fortunately, we live in a time when technology provides resources, such as the anti-racism videos below, designed to support us as we navigate these difficult and painful conversations. @ABARresources. Anti-Racism & Cultural Competency Resources_May 2020. BLM Instructional Library - Google Slides. Walter Awards. Walter Awards. 100 Great Books with Black Characters - Google Slides. Black Joy Booklist for Children and Young Adults. Written by Alia Jones, Senior Library Services Assistant, Downtown Main Library Hey Black Child Do you know who you are Who you really are Do you know you can be What you want to be If you try to be What you can be -- “Hey Black Child” by Useni Eugene Perkins.
Libraries Respond: Black Lives Matter. In late spring 2020, amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, people across the world gathered in large and small demonstrations to protest the murder of George Floyd and draw attention to the ongoing systemic issue of police violence.
The protests calling for justice give voice to trauma and justified anger in Black communities terrorized by centuries of police violence and anti-Black racism. Although the pandemic-induced threat of layoffs and high unemployment, lack of health resources, challenges in education, and insecure housing are new to many, Black and Brown communities across the nation have had to contend with these challenges as daily facts of life. The librarian profession suffers from a persistent lack of racial and ethnic diversity that shows few signs of improving. In 2018, just 6.8 percent of librarians identified as Black or African American.
Terminology. Demanding Justice. The violent and unjust treatment of Black people has a long history in the U.S.
It began with slavery, even before the nation was founded. From the 1600s to the 1800s, millions of people were kidnapped from their homes in Africa. Once in America, they were treated as property, not human beings. Even after slavery was banned in the U.S. in 1865, other forms of racism continued. Many states had forced and laws that limited black people’s basic rights, including voting in elections.
In the 1960s, during the civil rights movement, peaceful protests helped bring an end to these unjust laws. Antiracist Resources and Reads: Lists for All Ages. Silence is complicity.
A blog, no matter what its subject, no matter how large or small its reach, is a platform. You use it to make your thoughts and feelings known. Ending Racism: Teaching Difficult Topics in 2020. Black Lives Matter At School. Black Lives Matter Comics Reading Lists. BCALA and the ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table: Black Lives Matter Reading List Last updated June 8, 2020 Comic books have always been political.
They are both a reflection and a barometer of our times. From the first appearance of Captain America in March 1941 punching the face of Hitler, to recent titles like I am Alfonso Jones and MARCH - titles tackling police brutality, #BlackLivesMatter, and the life story of Congressman John Lewis - comic books have been and continue to be vitally important avenues to visually tell our stories, to share our histories, and to show experiences and multiple perspectives while engaging both sides of our brain.
The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association affirms the ALA Executive Board's statement and stands in support of not only the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, but also the Black community at large. We must not stand by in silence as lives continue to be unnecessarily taken. Libraries Respond: Black Lives Matter. Anti-Racism Resources for all ages.
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources. 50 Books About Race For Kids & Young Adults to Read Right Now. Bored Teachers, LLC (“Bored Teachers,” “we,” “us,” “our”) provides its services (described below) to you through its website located at www.boredteachers.com (the “Site”) and through its related services (collectively, such services, including any content, new features, and applications, and the Site, the “Service(s)”), subject to the following Terms of Service (as amended from time to time, the “Terms of Service”).
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Subscribe Share Share with your friends Courageous People Who Changed the World “You have within you the strength… to change the world.” From Abraham Lincoln to Rosa Parks, Courageous People who Changed the World is a perfect introduction to historical figures who stood up to make a difference in the world. Nelson Mandela Discover the dramatic and inspirational story of Nelson Mandela. Grace for President Grace is an idealist and brimming with courage. Ellington Was Not a Street In this reflective poetic tribute, the author remembers growing up when many of the great figures in African-American history gathered in her family home to talk, share ideas and even sing. Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners Mr. Slumberkins Presents: Hartley.
So You Want to Learn About Racism.