race relations

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race relations

Slavery and the African American story

The true story of Africans and African Americans in the United States, from their arrival up until 1850.

Mirror girls

"Biracial twin sisters--one who presents as black and the other as white--are determined to put the ghosts of the past to rest and to uncover the truth behind their parents' murders in the Jim Crow South"--OCLC.

Survive the Dome

"A high school junior teams up with a hacker during a police brutality protest to shut down a device that creates an impenetrable Dome around Baltimore that is keeping the residents in and information from going out"--Provided by publisher.

Indian no more

In 1957, ten-year-old Regina Petit's Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and forced to leave Oregon, but in Los Angeles her family faces prejudice and she struggles to understand her identity as an Indian far from tribal lands. Includes historical photographs and notes.

The summer between us

This coming-of-age story follows 18-year-old Adrian Carter as he graduates from high school and confronts difficult decisions about his future. As Adrian navigates the emotional highs and lows of the summer between graduation and his future, he gains awareness of the way his Blackness impacts the way he moves through majority-white spaces and negotiates the difficulties of forging a path in life against others' expectations. Dealing with common themes from the nuanced perspective of a biracial teen, this story tackles contemporary social issues such as class difference, colorism in the Black community, and the structural barriers limiting access to post-secondary education for Black youth.

Gone wolf

A twelve-year-old African American girl deals with fear, grief, pain, and suffering caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and America's history of enslavement and racist violence.

The talk

"This graphic memoir . . . offers a deeply personal meditation on the 'the talk' parents must have with Black children about racism and the brutality that often accompanies it, a ritual attempt to keep kids safe and prepare them for a world that--to paraphrase Toni Morrison--does not love them . . . Bell examines how "the talk" has shaped nearly every moment of his life into adulthood and fatherhood. . . Drawing attention to the brutal murders of African Americans like Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner, and showcasing his award-winning cartoons along the way, Bell takes us up to the very moment of reckoning when people took to the streets protesting the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and when he must have 'the talk' with a six-year-old son of his own"--Provided by publisher.


(Realistic Fiction)
"It's fair to say that Maddie's life in London is far from rewarding. With a mother who spends most of her time in Ghana, Maddie is the primary caretaker for her father, who suffers from Parkinson's. At work, her boss is a nightmare and Maddie is tired of being the only Black person in every meeting. When her mum returns from her latest trip to Ghana, Maddie takes the chance to get out of the family home and finally start living. She finds a flat share, says yes to after-work drinks, pushes for more recognition in her career, and throws herself into dating. But it's not long before tragedy strikes, forcing Maddie to face the true nature of her unconventional family"--Dust jacket.

The enduring, invisible, and ubiquitous centrality of whiteness

"[T]his book posits that whiteness is a pervasive ideology that is rarely overtly identified or examined, although it has profound effects on race relationships in therapy and beyond. Being intentional about naming, deconstructing, and dismantling whiteness is a precursor to responding effectively to the racial reckoning of our society and improving race relationships, addressing systemic bias, and moving toward the creation of a more racially just world. Contributors to the volume are from different backgrounds and trainings, and write on such topics as: the vicious cycle of white centrality; being Black in a world of whiteness; undoing internalized white supremacy; intersectionality and the contradictions of a white, Jewish identity; becoming an antiracist leader; and building an antiracist clinical practice"--Provided by publisher.

The reckoning

Twelve-year-old Lamar dreams of becoming a filmmaker, but when his grandfather is killed in a racist act of violence, Lamar becomes determined to honor his legacy by documenting the fight for justice.


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