Youth Services Reading Lists and Resources: Racial Equity and Inclusion

In response to requests from libraries looking for resources and reading materials regarding racism, equity and inclusion, here are a few curated lists including resources for families and youth librarians to help get your library started.

2020 COVID-19 Anti-Asian Racism Resources (Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University)

Anti-Racism Reading Lists and Resources (Oklahoma Department of Libraries)

Black Joy Booklist for Children and Young Adults (The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County)

Booklists and Resources Addressing Race and Social Justice (Vermont State Library)

Cooke, N. A. (2020, May 30). Anti-Racism Resources for all ages. [A project of the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at the University of South Carolina].

Diverse Book Finder (sponsored by Bates/IMLS)

Generations Book Club: Community and Culture (The Brown Bookshelf)

Race and Racism: Selected Books for PreK-Grade 12 (Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Recommended reading about racism in the United States (Texas Book Festival)

Resource and Book list from Embrace Race

Social Justice Books (Teaching for Change)

We are Kid Lit Collective

Where to Find Diverse Books (We Need Diverse Books)

Has your library developed a reading list or resource? Let us know!

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