Anti-Racism Resources

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Explore resources available through the library such as books, eBooks, films, articles and more on the topic of anti-racism.

Also on this page, find resources from around the web that AHML librarians have collected such as podcasts, websites and guides.
 

Anti-Racism Reading For Adults

Our Adult Readers Advisors have put together several lists of books and films to better understand current events and the history of racism in America.
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Anti-Racism Reading and Viewing for Teens

Our Hub staff have put together this list of books and films for teens looking to better understand current events and the history of racism in the United States. We hope these materials serve as a starting point for important conversations about race and social justice with family, friends, and your community.
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Anti-Racism Reading for Tweens

Our Youth Services librarians have put together this list of books for youth and their families looking to better understand current events and the history of racism in the United States. We hope these materials serve as a starting point for important conversations about race and social justice with family, friends, and your community.
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Anti-Racism Reading for Kids

Our Youth Services librarians have put together this list of books for children and families looking to better understand current events and the history of racism in the United States. We hope these materials serve as a starting point for important conversations about race and social justice with family, friends, and your community.
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Articles, Podcasts and Websites

Resources for Parents

Library Resources to Learn More

The following is a list of databases that will lead to articles, books, videos and news items on each of these topics:

Anti-RacismEBSCO Explora | Gale in Context: High School | Summon

Black Lives Matter EBSCO Explora | Gale in Context: High School | Summon

Police Brutality EBSCO Explora | Gale in Context: High School | Special Reports (Newsbank) | Summon

 

Recorded library programs of interest on the library's YouTube channel:

Redlined - Author, educator and archivist Linda Gartz's award-winning book, Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago, connects the dots between today’s racial profiling and inequities to the government policy of redlining.

The Language of Empathy: A Conversation with Artist James Bowey - Photographer James Bowey discusses his unique approach to storytelling as a means of awakening empathy and deepening human connection. A conversation with the artist, recorded from a livestream of a virtual program presented by the library on May 1, 2020. The event was inspired by James Bowey's documentary photo exhibit, When Home Won't Let You Stay: Stories of Refugees in America, presented earlier this year at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.