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New Anti-Racism/Cultural Issues Collection

New Anti-Racism/Cultural Issues Collection
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In July 2020, the Hastings Public Library received a generous donation of 47 books to help inform the community on anti-racism and cultural issues that have come to the forefront this year.

Some titles are on display by the main desk, some in Children's and others are in the NEW sections around the building.

All books were donated by members of the Hastings community and coordinated by Catie Case. The Library is grateful to be able to offer this assortment and sincerely thanks the community for its generosity.

All titles can be requested in the online catalog, here is the full list:

Title Author Category
Schomburg : The Man Who Built a Library Carole Boston Weatherford Juvenile Biography
Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement Carole Boston Weatherford Juvenile Biography
Coretta Scott Poetry by Ntozake Shange Juvenile Biography
Every little thing (Based on the Song "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley) Adapted by Cedella Marley Juvenile Board Book
Antiracist Baby Ibram X. Kendi Juvenile Board Book
Girl of mine Jabari Asim Juvenile Board Book
Love makes a family Sophie Beer Juvenile Board Book
Please, baby, please Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee Juvenile Board Book
Dream big, little one Vashti Harrison Juvenile Board Book
Who will you be? Andrea Pippins Juvenile Easy
The King of Kindergarten Derrick Barnes Juvenile Easy
Max and the tag-along moon Floyd Cooper Juvenile Easy
I am enough Grace Byers Juvenile Easy
Crescent moons and pointed minarets : a Muslim book of shapes Hena Khan Juvenile Easy
This is the rope : a story from the Great Migration Jacqueline Woodson Juvenile Easy
Cece loves science and adventure Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes Juvenile Easy
I, too, am America Langston Hughes Juvenile Easy
Sulwe Lupita Nyong'o Juvenile Easy
Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling Juvenile Easy
Something happened in our town : a child's story about racial injustice Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP, Marietta Collins, PhD, and Ann Hazzard, PhD, ABPP Juvenile Easy
What is light? Markette Sheppard Juvenile Easy
Hair love Matthew A. Cherry Juvenile Easy
Firebird : ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the Firebird Misty Copeland Juvenile Easy
Ellington was not a street Ntozake Shange Juvenile Easy
Blue sky white stars Sarvinder Naberhaus Juvenile Easy
The many colors of Harpreet Singh Supriya Kelkar Juvenile Easy
What color is my world? The Lost History of African-American Inventors Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld Juvenile Fiction
Clayton Byrd goes underground Rita Williams-Garcia Juvenile Fiction
The kids book of world religions Jennifer Glossop Juvenile Nonfiction
Celebrate your body (and its changes, too!) the ultimate puberty book for girls Sonya Renee Taylor Juvenile Nonfiction
Little legends : exceptional men in black history Vashti Harrison Juvenile Nonfiction
Young, gifted and black : meet 52 black heroes from past and present Words by Jamia Wilson Juvenile Nonfiction
The racial healing handbook Anneliese A. Singh Nonfiction
I'm still here : Black dignity in a world made for whiteness Austin Channing Brown Nonfiction
"Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" : and other conversations about race Beverly Daniel Tatum Nonfiction
American like me : reflections on life between cultures Edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont Nonfiction
How to be an antiracist Ibram X. Kendi Nonfiction
Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America Ibram X. Kendi Nonfiction
So you want to talk about race Ijeoma Oluo Nonfiction
Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor Layla F. Saad Nonfiction
Everyday ubuntu : living better together, the African way Mungi Ngomane Nonfiction
White Fragility: Why it's so hard to talk to white people about racism Robin J. DiAngelo Nonfiction
Boy in the black suit Jason Reynolds Teen Fiction
All American boys Jason Reynolds Teen Fiction
Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky Kwame Mbalia Teen Fiction
Things that make white people uncomfortable : adapted for young adults Michael Bennett Teen Nonfiction
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