Join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the American Library Association on January 16 for the second annual National Day of Racial Healing.
The purpose of National Day of Healing:
- Proclaim a new narrative that refutes the ideology of a hierarchy of human value;
- Acknowledge that there are still deep divisions in America that must be overcome and healed;
- Commit to engaging with one another to increase understanding, communication, caring and respect for one another.
Learn more about how libraries are responding and follow the conversation on social media: National Day of Healing on Facebook and Twitter, American Library Association on Twitter, and hashtags: #LibrariesRespond, #NDORH (The National Day of Racial Healing), and #TRHT (Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation).
Stories can be a powerful tool for talking about complex subjects such as race and social inequity. Here's a recommended reading list to help you get started.
- Association for Library Service to Children's Unity. Kindness. Peace. Booklist (PDF)
- Association for Library Service to Children's Working Together for Justice Booklist (PDF)
- Friends of Roslindale Branch Library's Race and Inclusion Book List
- Hennepin County Library’s #BlackLivesMatter: Tools to talk about race for teens
- King County Library System's Books on Social Justice for Kids
- Oakland Public Library’s Talking to Kids About Racism and Justice: A list parents, caregivers & educators
- SocialJusticeBooks.org, a project of Teaching for Change, Booklists
- Young Adult Library Services Association's 20 Books to Inspire Social Change
- Young Adult Library Services Association's Activism Starts with You: 20 Books to Inspire and Instruct
- Young Adult Library Services Association's Narrative Nonfiction with Social Justice Themes
- Young Adult Library Services Association's Narrative Nonfiction with Social Justice Themes, Part II
- Young Adult Library Services Association's Racial and Social Justice Podcasts for Teens
Have a resource to add to the list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.