Our faculty and staff have been busy listening to podcasts; reading books; and watching documentaries, TV shows, and movies. Check out some of their recommendations!

Books & Articles

"A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn
"America's Enduring Racial Caste System" by Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times
"Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own" by Eddie Glaude
"Brown Girl Dreaming" by Jacqueline Woodson
"Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson
"Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine
"Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy" by Gholdy Muhammad
"Doing History" by Claire Norton and Mark Donnelly
"Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms" by Joe Feldman
"Guiding Teams to Excellence With Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation" by John Krownapple
"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
"How to Be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X. Kendi
"I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness" by Austin Channing Brown
"Kindred" by Octavia Butler
"Let's Talk! Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics With Students" by Teaching Tolerance
"Many Texts, Many Voices: Teaching Literacy and Social Justice to Young Learners in the Digital Age" by Mary C. Shorey and Penny Silvers
"March" by John Lewis
"Onward" by Elena Aguilar
"Purple Hibiscus" by Chimimandah Adiche
"Red: An Anthology of Contemporary Black British Poetry" edited by Kwame Dawes
"So You Want to Talk about Race" by Ijeoma Uluo
"Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Ibram X. Kendi, The New York Times
"The 1619 Project" by The New York Times
"The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power" by Deirdre Mask
"The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
"The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein
"The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother" by James McBride
"The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children" by Gloria Ladson-Billings
"The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys" by Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, Marguerite W. Penick-Parks
"The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander
"Walking With the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement" by John Lewis and Mike D'Orso
"When Black People Are In Pain, White People Just Join Book Clubs" by Tre Johnson, The Washington Post
"Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us (Issues of Our Time)" by Claude Steele
"White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo
"‘White Fragility’ Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work?" Daniel Bergner, The New York Times
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria" by Beverly Daniel Tatum


"1619" by The New York Times
"Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins
"On Shame and Accountability" by Brene Brown
"Ralinda Speaks" by Ralinda Watts
"Seeing White" (Scene on Radio)
"Still Processing" by Jenna Wortham, The New York Times

Documentaries, TV Shows, & Movies

Amplify Black Voices, a Ron Clark Academy Speaker Series
I Am Not Your Negro
Just Mercy
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
NAIS: The Conversation Ignore for Too Long: Race and Racism in Education and Society
OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates