Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Children's Books

  • A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
  • A Kids Book about Racism by Jelani Memory
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • All are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
  • All Because You Matter by Tami Charles
  • Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy
  • Can I Touch Your Hair? by Charles Waters & Irene Latham
  • Except When They Don’t by Laura Gehl
  • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
  • I Am Enough by Grace Byers
  • I am Love by Susan Verde
  • I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
  • Islandborn by Junot Diaz
  • Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
  • Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonja Sotomayer
  • Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown
  • Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin
  • Princess Hair by Sharee Miller
  • Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Ann Hazzard, & Marietta Collins
  • Speak up by Miranda Paul
  • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
  • Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
  • Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
  • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Little Pea by Eric Battut
  • Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
  • We March by Shane Evans
  • Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne
  • You Matter by Christian Robinson

Educational Resources

  • Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice
  • George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?
  • Trauma Guides
  • How To Talk About Traumatic Events and Tragedies
  • Teaching about Race, Racism, and Police Violence
  • 15 Tips for Talking About Violence with Children
  • How To Talk To Your Kids About Race
  • Mental Health Resources for the Black Community


  • 13th
  • LA 92
  • Becoming
  • Selma
  • I am Not Your Negro
  • Whose Streets?
  • Just Mercy
  • Netflix Series: When They See Us

Training Resources

  • “Racial equity work is about progress, not perfection. What can white folks do to advance racial equity in their organizations? We will discuss strategies for thinking critically about how your organization may be upholding systems of racism – and what you can do to break the cycle. Whether you are new to racial justice or need a refresher to reaffirm your commitment, this will be a space to gather resources you can apply in your sphere of influence.”
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  • Cultural Somatics
  • Good Ancestor Academy
  • WE CAN’T BREATHE: Conversations on Systemic Racism
  • Intercultural Competence Edge, Inc.

Young Adults Books

  • This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (young reader’s edition)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
  • Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Resist by Veronica Chambers
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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