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Things must change and we all need to be a part of this change. If you don’t know where to begin, start here.

by Kerry McKee on 2020-06-03T13:00:00-04:00 | Comments


Information, education and conversation is essential in times of social change. As librarians and educators, we want to connect our communities with resources to help us all understand racism in America, to educate ourselves to become anti-racists, to create an open dialogue with each other about bias and privilege, and to take action in our communities to fight injustice and inequality.


Over the past few years, the Library has curated a collection a collection of books specifically addressing race and bias in our society. While many of these books are only in print at this time, we are working to provide access the collection as digital books so all our users can access these titles at any time from their home or mobile device.


In addition to the resources available at the Levy Library, we would like to share with our communities a compilation of book recommendations, articles and podcasts about racism, privilege, bias and inequality.


A special thanks to Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein who created a shared document of resources that we have used in the writing of this post. 


Link Out Icons - Download Free Vector Icons | Noun ProjectView the Race and Society Special Topics Collection from the Levy Library 


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Book to Read:


How to Be an Antiracist: Kendi, Ibram X.: 9780525509288: Amazon ...

How to be an antiracist

Author: Ibram X. Kendi

Available at NYPL | BKPL | QPL 


So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo, Paperback | Barnes ...

So you want to talk about race

Author: Ijeoma Oluo

Available at NYPL | BKPL | QPL


Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health ...

Just Medicine: A cure for racial

inequality in American Health Care

Author: Dayna Bowen Matthew

Available at NYPL 


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness ...

The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration

in the age of colorblindness

Author: Michelle Alexander

Available at: NYPL BKPL | QPL

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People 1, Banaji, Mahzarin R ...

Blindspot : the hidden biases of good people

Author: Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji

Available at:  NYPL | BKPL | QPL

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See ...


Biased: Uncovering the hidden

prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do

Author: Jennifer Eberhardt

Available at NYPL | BKPL | QPL

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness ...

I'm Still Here : Black dignity in a world

made for whiteness

Author: Austin Channing Brown

Available at NYPL | BKPL | QPL

Black Man In A White Coat: Tweedy, Damon: 9781250105042: Amazon ...


Black Man in a White Coat

Author: Damon Tweedy, M.D.

Available at NYPL | BKPL | QPL

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About ...

White Fragility : Why it's so hard for white

people to talk about racism

Author: Robin J. DiAngelo

Available at NYPL | BKPL | QPL


Recommended collection of resources and lists:



Articles to read:

Podcasts to Listen to:


If you would like to contribute to this list or would like to suggest a resource for the library, please contact us at 



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