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Resources for Learning About Racial Inequity and Justice

Looking for books and videos that can enhance your education? Below are resources recommended by Marissa Coleman, PsyD. She is a staff psychologist at UVM Medical Center, a member of the hospital’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, and presents trainings on trauma-informed care, cultural humility and racial equity internationally

The categorization of these resources offers a place to start or continue learning with your family. Ideally, every person (regardless of your race) will read materials from both lists and all age categories.

Resources Specifically for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

Children

Adolescents

Adults

Vashti Harrison’s book series: “Little Leaders, Little Legends, and Little Dreamers”

“Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria,” by Dr. Beverly Tatum

“Something Happened in our Town,” by Marianne Celano, Ann Hazzard, and Marietta Collins

“Homegoing,” by Yaa Gyasi

“My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts,” by Resmaa Menakem

“When Aidan Became a Brother,” by Kyle Lukoff

“The Hate U Give,” By Angie Thomas

“Heart Berries,” by Terese Marie Mailhot

“Sulwe,” by Lupita Nyong’O

“The Skin I’m In,” by Sharon Flake

“Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Resources specifically for White Allies and those seeking to engage in Anti-racism work.

Children

Adolescents

Adults

“Something Happened in our Town,” by Marianne Celano, Ann Hazzard and Marietta Collins

“Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria,” by Dr. Beverly Tatum

“We’re Different, We’re the Same,” by Bobbi Kates

“White Fragility,” by Robin D’Angelo

“White Fragility,” by Robin D’Angelo

“Anti-Racism Starts with Me! A Coloring Book for Kids,” by Kadeesha Bryant

Pre-Teen: “Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things),” by Anastasia Higginbotham

“How To Be An Antiracist,” by Ibram X. Kendi

Vashti Harrison’s book series: “Little Leaders, Little Legends, and Little Dreamers”

“Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor,” by Layla F. Saad

“Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor,” by Layla F. Saad

Ted Talks & Other Short Videos:

 

Additional Resources: