Resource Hub

This page contains a sortable and searchable spreadsheet that lists all of the resources we’ve included across the Project READY curriculum.

Resource Title and LinkAuthor / CreatorModule #TypeDescription
Best Websites for Teaching and LearningAASL19Resource ListAASL creates a list of the best websites for teaching and learning that contains links to recommended digital storytelling tools, many of which are free.
AASL Standards Framework for LearnersAASL22ToolNational school library learner standards.
Images of Practice: Cultural HumilityAdilene Rogers8VideoAdilene Rogers (a Bilingual Youth Services Librarian at Sacramento Public Library) discusses how cultural humility has improved her work with Spanish-speaking youth and their families.
Culturally Responsive and Sustaining PedagogyAERA27PodcastDiscusses the need for research that centralizes pedagogy that connects the experiences of students’ lives to the classroom
Al Salwa BooksAl Salwa Books24bWebsitePublisher of Arabic children's books
How Can I Have a Positive Racial Identity? I'm White!Ali Michael10VideoIn this TEDx talk, educator Ali Michael introduces white racial identity development and emphasizes the importance of white people exploring their whiteness as a racial identity.
Awards Discussion Fodder: Thoughts on StereotypesAllie Jane Bruce24bBlog PostUnpacks the word stereotypes and discusses what this means for book evaluation.
Talking with Young Children (0-5) about RaceALSC Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee20Resource ListContains 3 concrete steps adults can take to talk to young children about race, as well as links to additional resources.
Let’s Talk about Power: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to LISALTA8WebinarDr. Nicole A. Cooke talks about power, diversity and cultural competency in LIS.
"We Will Not Be Silent: Amplifying Marginalized Voices in LIS Education and Research"Amelia Gibson and Sandra Hughes-Hassell15ArticleThis article focuses on the role of LIS faculty and researchers in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.
Starting a Book ClubAmerica Library Association26WebsiteProvides tips on starting a book club
Bystander InterventionAmerican Friends Service Committee13ToolTraining resources for those who want to learn how to safely disrupt incidents of harassment.
American Indian Library AssociationAmerican Indian Library Association6OrganizationDivision of the American Library Association that aims to improve library and information services for American Indians.
Equity, Diversity, and InclusionAmerican Library Association12WebsiteResources and information about American Library Association Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives.
Improving Students’ Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for LearningAmerican Psychological Association16aArticleIn this article, the authors draw on current research to show how “improving students’ relationships with teachers has important, positive and long-lasting implications for both students’ academic and social development.”
Stereotype Threat Widens Achievement GapAmerican Psychological Association4ArticleDefines and summarizes research into stereotype threat.
What is Asset Mapping?AmeriCorps Vista16bArticleDefines and describes community asset mapping.
Prosecution and RaceAngela J. Davis5VideoAngela J. Davis is a professor of law at the American University’s Washington College of Law and an expert in racial disparities in the criminal justice system. In this video, she gives a big-picture overview of work in this area.
3 beliefs that damage teacher relationships with black male students (and how to connect instead)Angela Watson16aPodcast EpisodeAngela Watston talks to Principal Kafele about 3 commonly-held beliefs that can damage teacher relationships with black male students.
How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom?Anti-Defamation League20ArticleThe Anti-Defamation League provides concrete tips for talking about race and racism with youth in the classroom.
Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and RacismAnti-Defamation League20ArticleThe Anti-Defamation League provides concrete tips for talking about race and racism with youth in the classroom.
Talking to Young Children about Bias and PrejudiceAnti-Defamation League20ArticleThe Anti-Defamation League provides concrete tips for talking about race and racism with youth in the classroom.
Diversity in Publishing - Still Hideously Middle-Class and White?Arifa Akbar24bArticleWhile focused on the predominantly on the publishing industry in Great Britain, this article explores why publishing needs to diversity and provides an update on their success in doing so.
Arte Público PressArte Público Press24bWebsitePublisher of literature by Hispanic/Latinx authors
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) initiativeAssociation for Library Service to Children (ALSC)22ToolkitThis initiative is explicitly designed to promote diversity in library programming and material collections for children. The website offers several tools for creating programming that centers BIYOC.
The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for ChildrenAssociation for Library Service to Children (ALSC)21ReportExplores the impact of diversity in library programs and collections for children.
Developmental Characteristics of Young AdolescentsAssociation for Middle Level Education23WebsiteSummarizes the developmental milestones young adolescents
Association for Middle Level EducationAssociation for Middle Level Education23WebsiteProvides information for educators and caregivers about working with adolescents
The Look and Feel of Culturally Responsive InstructionBam! Radio with Larry Ferlazzo and Django Paris17Podcast EpisodeThe demographics of America's student population is changing rapidly. What are the implications for 21st-century educators?
YPAR HubBerkeley's YPAR Hub15, 19WebsiteResources to help you develop ways to facilitate youth activism at the local level
Skippyjon Jones: Transforming a Racist Stereotype into an Industry Beverly Slapin24bBlog postDiscusses the racist stereotypes present in the Skippyjon Jones books
 De Colores: The Raza Experience in Children’s BooksBeverly Slapin (Editor)24aBlogProvides reviews and selection guidances for diverse literature.
Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: and Other Conversations about RaceBeverly Tatum9BookBeverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.
Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk?Beverly Tatum9VideoTEDx talk in which Dr. Tatum addresses talking about race with young children.
Second Guessing my Kids of Color?Bill Ferriter4Blog PostIn this blog post, teacher Bill Ferriter confronts some uncomfortable truths about his own interactions with students of color.
When Your Hands are TiedBoccella Productions9VideoExplores the unique ways in which Native youth are finding to express themselves in the contemporary world while maintaining strong traditional lives.

5 Reasons We All Need to Talk to Kids About Race in America
Bree Ervin20ArticleDiscusses why it is important to talk about race with U.S. kids.
KIPP Keynote: Brittany PacknettBrittany Packnett16aVideoIn this keynote address, Brittany Packnett explains the origin of her name and challenges teachers to get to know their students and to love them.
A Long History of Affirmative Action - For WhitesCalifornia Newsreel2ArticleUnpacks the idea that America has a long history of affirmative action for white people.
If Your Teacher Looks Like You, You May Do Better In SchoolCarl Boisrond16aArticleNPR Ed article about the impact of BIPOC colors on BIPOC students.
Instruction and Pedagogy for Youth in Public LibrariesCasey H. Rawson22Book ChapterDiscusses the relevance of "instruction" in a public library context.
Community Mapping through Transect WalksCatComm16bArticleDiscusses the process for community mapping via "transect walks."
Feminista Jones Doesn't Think You're an AllyCBC Radio13Radio StoryIn this story from CBC Radio, activist and social worker Feminista Jones speaks frankly about why she doesn't like the term "ally." You can listen to the story or read the transcript.
Teen Activist Marley Dias on Her New Mission for Racial HarmonyCBS News19VideoTeen activist Dias discusses how to increase the pipeline of diverse books.
Assessing Community Needs and ResourcesCenter for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas16bToolkitThis toolkit provides detailed guidance for conducting assessments of community needs and resources
Southern Oral History ProgramCenter for the Study of the American South2Resource ListOnline collection of more than 5,000 oral histories curated by UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South.
Cultural Competence Self-Assessment ChecklistCentral Vancouver Island Multicultural Society8ToolThis self-assessment tool is designed to help you: (1) think about your skills, knowledge, and awareness in interactions with others and (2) identify areas of strength and areas that need further development.
Beyond Our ShelvesChad Everett16Blog PostExplains the importance of transforming not just our collections, but also our practices.
Beyond Our ShelvesChad Everett21Blog PostExplanation of the importance of transforming not just our collections and programs, but also our practices.
Learning Together with Racial Equity Reading ClubsCharelle Lovett26VideoCharelle Lovett, an instructional facilitator at a public school, describes the racial equity reading club she co-facilitated at her school
Ages and Stages of Child DevelopmentChild Development Institute23WebsiteProvides information for educators and caregivers about working with children & teens
Children's Book PressChildren's Book Press24bWebsiteImprint of Lee & Low Publishers; emphasis on bilingual English/Spanish titles
The Danger of a Single StoryChimamanda Adichie24aVideoIn her TED Talk, "The Danger of a Single Story," novelist Chimamanda Adichie warns that if we hear only a single story about another person, culture, or country, we risk not only critical misunderstandings, but we also rob people of their dignity and power.
China BooksChina Books24bWebsiteSource for books about China
Debating Y/our Humanity, or Are Libraries Neutral?Chris Bourg1bBlog PostRemarks on the topic of library neutrality from Chris Bourg, shared at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Conference.
Cinco Puntos PressCinco Puntos Press24bWebsitePublisher of multicultural and bilingual books from Texas, the Mexican-American border, and Mexico
Ode to the Only Black Kid in the ClassClint Smith9VideoA short animated video of Clint Smith’s poem “Ode to the Only Black Kid in the Class.” At the end of the poem, the creators interview Smith.
When should we call something racist?Code Switch3ArticleExplores the question, "when should a person or action be called 'racist'?"
Ally or Accomplice? The Language of ActivismColleen Clemens13ArticleIn this Teaching Tolerance article, Colleen Clemens discusses why language matters when it comes to activism in education.
Colorín ColoradoColorín Colorado24aToolProvides booklists for kids, teens, and adults; also provides videos of authors of color.
Publishing Statistics on Children's Books about People of Color and First/Native Nations and
by People of Color and First/Native Nations
Authors and Illustrators
Cooperative Children's Book Center24bWebsiteDocuments publishing statistics on children's books about and by BIPOC.
Cooperative Children's Book Center DatabaseCooperative Children's Book Center24aTool Searchable database of CCBC books.
America's Unfair Rules of the RoadCorinne Ramey5ArticleSlate article that describes how America's transportation system discriminates against society's most vulnerable.
What is White Privilege, Really?Cory Collins10ArticleIn this Teaching Tolerance article, Cory Collins reminds us that even the simplest forms of white privilege need to be recognized for what they represent.
Libraries are Not NeutralCory Eckert11ArticleOpinion piece in School Library Journal addressing the issue of neutrality in the context of libraries.
The School-to-Deportation PipelineCoshandra Dillard14ArticleTeaching Tolerance article that addresses the impact of discipline disparities on undocumented youth.
10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Racism and SexismCouncil on Interracial Books for Children24bArticleProvides tips for analyzing books for racism and sexism
Schools & Social InequalityCrash Course on Sociology14VideoLooks at variation in school funding and quality, the role of cultural capital, and some of the ways in which the American school system disadvantages minority students.
Daniel Losen, Damon Hewitt, and Ivory Toldson14ReportFocuses on policy solutions to close the discipline gap in schools.
White Ally ToolkitDavid Campt13ToolFramework that allies can use to engage in productive conversation with "racism skeptics."
Remarks on Library NeutralityDavid Lankes1bBlog PostRemarks on the topic of library neutrality from David Lankes, shared at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Conference.
What Monopoly Can Teach Us About FergusonDavid Shih2Blog PostExtends the Monopoly metaphor to address present-day racial inequities beyond wealth.
Time for Justice: Tackling Race Inequalities in Health and HousingDayna Bowen Matthew, Edward Rodrigue, and Richard Reeves5ReportBrookings Institute report on race-based inquality in health and housing.
How to Tell the Difference: A Guide for Evaluating Children’s Books for Honest Portrayals of Raza Peoples De Colores24bBlog postProvides tips for evaluating books that portray Raza peoples
American Indians in Childrens LiteratureDebbie Reese24aBlogProvides reviews and selection guidances for diverse literature.
Critical Indigenous Literacies: Selecting and Using Children's Books About Indigenous PeoplesDebbie Reese6ArticleFocuses on unlearning stereotypical representations of Indigenous peoples and replacing harmful narratives with accurate
information and understandings.
Critical Indigenous LiteraciesDebbie Reese24bArticleFocuses on unlearning stereotypical representations of Indigenous peoples
American Indians in Children's LiteratureDebbie Reese6BlogProvides a wide range of resources focused on Native Americans and their depictions in children's literature.
American Indians in Children's LiteratureDebbie Reese24bBlogProvides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.
Are We "People of Color"?Debbie Reese1aBlog PostAddresses why the term “people of color” does not necessarily include Native people.
Zoning in on Children's SpacesDEMCO23ArticleDiscusses the design of library spaces for children ages four and under.
Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual OrientationDerald Wing Sue4BookLooks at the various kinds of microaggressions and their psychological effects on BIPOC.
Digital History's "Voices" CollectionsDigital History Project2Resource ListOnline collection of primary source documents related to U.S. history. Collections are organized by both time period and group.
The Look and Feel of Culturally Responsive InstructionDjango Paris27PodcastScholar and educator Django Paris discusses what the changing demographics of America's schools means for educators
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing WorldDjango Paris and H. Samy Alim17BookIntroduces and explores "Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy."
What is internalized racism? Donna K. Bivens3Book ChapterUnpacks the concept of internalized racial oppression.
East West Discovery PressEast West Discovery Press24bWebsiteIndependent publisher and distributor of multicultural and bilingual books in 50 + languages
, CrazyQuiltEdiEdi Campbell24aBlogProvides reviews and selection guidances for diverse literature.
VoicesEdi Campbell24bBlog PostDiscusses how anthropomorphic images in children’s picture books perpetuate racist and harmful stereotypes.
Censor ThisEdi Campbell24bBlog PostDiscusses the role children’s literature plays in socializing youth and the impact misrepresentation, stereotypes, and invisibility have on the lives of BIYOC
CrazyQuiltEdiEdi Campbell24bBlogFocuses on making IPOC authors and their works more accessible.
Racism Without RacistsEduardo Bonilla Silva3BookExplores how the concept of racism has evolved over time.
Funding Gaps: An Analysis of School Funding Equity Across the U.S. and Within Each StateEducation Trust14ReportProvides national and state data related to school funding inequity.
EduColorEduColor27Online CommunitySupport group for self-determined advocates of color; provides a monthly chat and newsletter.
The Elephant in the RoomElizabeth Bluemle24bArticleIn this article published on the Publisher Weekly blog, Elizabeth Bluemle discusses the whiteness of the publishing industry and makes suggestions for change.
Knowing Better, Doing BetterElsa Gall24bBlog Postexplores how racist imagery and messaging show up in children’s literature and how they negatively impact the lives of BIYOC
Embrace RaceEmbrace Race27Online CommunityProvides a community for parents, teachers, experts, and other caring adults who support each other to meet the challenges that race poses to our children, families, and communities.
Understanding Racial-Ethnic Identity DevelopmentEmbraceRace and Sandra Chapman9WebinarProvides an overview of racial-ethnic identity models — how and why they were developed, and how to use them to understand our own racial-ethnic identity journeys and to support the happy, healthy and just development of the children or teens in our lives.
Extensive Data Shows Punishing
Reach of Racism for Black Boys
Emily Badger, Claire Cain Miller, Adap Pearce, and Kevin Quealy10ArticleNew York Times article that reports on the economic impact of racism for Black males.
What Exactly Is Cultural Appropriation? Here's What You Need To KnowEmily Blatchford7ArticleDefines and unpacks "cultural appropriation."
Are Libraries Neutral?Emily Drabinski1bBlog PostRemarks on the topic of library neutrality from Emily Drabinski, shared at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Conference.
Are Libraries Neutral?Emily Drabinski11Blog PostText of Drabinski's remarks at the 2018 ALA Midwinter President's Program on the topic of library neutrality.
The Effects of Teacher-Student Relationships: Social and Academic Outcomes of Low-Income Middle and High School StudentsEmily Gallagher16aArticleThis article focuses on the value of student-teacher relationships for middle and high school students.
The Secret Weapon: Getting to Know Your StudentsEmma McDonald16aArticleShares strategies for building positive relationships with students.
Peace and Justice Summit 2018: Panel on Mass IncarcerationEqual Justice Initiative5VideoMichelle Alexander, Sherrilyn Ifill, and moderator Jelani Cobb discuss how racial inequality shapes criminal justice.
Erika Franco-Quiroz: Students' SixErika Franco-Quiroz16aVideoIn this presentation, filmed when she was a high school student, Erika Franco-Quiroz gives her perspective on being an immigrant child and the impact teachers had on her life when they took time to build relationships with her and her family.
The Making of Asian AmericaErika Lee2BookTraces the long and complicated history of Asian immigrants and their American- descendants from the 1500s to the present.
Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn RaceErin N. Winkler20ArticleThis short article provides an overview of the research about how young children develop racial biases.
Here's How To Raise Race-Conscious ChildrenErin Winkler20ArticleProvides seven ways adults can talk with children about complex things like systemic racism and societal inequity.
Here’s What a White Savior Is (And Why It’s the Opposite of Helpful)Everyday Feminism and Cella Edell10VideoQuestions the "feel good" stories that show white people as saviors.
Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital AgeFacing History20Lesson PlanUses Ferguson to teach digital literacy.
Graffiti BoardsFacing History19ToolGraffiti Boards are a shared writing space (e.g., a large sheet of paper or whiteboard) where students record their comments and questions about a topic.
Facing History: Race in U.S. HistoryFacing History2Resource ListLinks to nearly 600 resources designed to help educators learn and teach about the history of race in the United States, including modern history.
Who Goes Hungry?Feeding America5WebsiteProvides information about hunger and food insecurity broken down by social group.
Microaggressions in the ClassroomFocused Arts Media Education4VideoCollege students share their personal experiences related to microaggressions.
Why Color Blindness Will NOT End RacismFrancheca Ramsey for MTV News11VideoRamsey reviews definitions of race and racism before discussing why the idea of “colorblindness” is harmful to anti-racist work.
Five Things You Should Know About RacismFranchesca Ramsey3VideoIn this episode of MTV's webseries Decoded, Ramsey describes some of the key features of racism.
7 Myths about Cultural Appropriation DEBUNKED!Franchesca Ramsey for MTV News7VideoWhere is the line between cultural exchange, appreciation, and appropriation? In this episode of Decoded, Francesca attempts to lay out what exactly cultural appropriation is, and dispel some of the myths surrounding this touchy subject.
Tell 'Em Why You Mad: The UnconferenceGabbie Barnes22Lesson PlanThe event seeks to bring 125 young people from the City of Hartford together to engage in a design-thinking workshop aimed at developing practical solutions to the issues they deem most relevant to their education.
What about the USA?Geert Hoftstede7Archived WebsiteDescribes United States culture according to the 6-D Model of National Culture.
The 6-D Model of National CultureGeert Hoftstede7WebsiteDescribes the six dimensions of national culture.
10 Ways to Build Relationships with Students This YearGenia Connell16aArticleShares strategies for building positive relationships with students.
Racial Identity CaucusesGita Gulati-Parteeand and Maggie Potapchuk.26ArticleExplains the concept of racial affinity groups
From the Achievement Gap to the Education Debt: Understanding Achievement in U.S. SchoolsGloria Ladson-Billings14SpeechFocuses on the shortcomings of the "achievement gap" narrative.
The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African-American ChildrenGloria Ladson-Billings17BookGloria Ladson-Billings revisits the eight teachers who were profiled in the first edition and introduces us to new teachers who are current exemplars of good teaching.
Successful Teachers of African-American ChildrenGloria Ladson-Billings17VideoGloria Ladson-Billings discusses what makes some teachers successful at teaching African American children.
Cultural IcebergGovernment Communications & Public Engagement (GCPE) of British Columbia7VideoExplains the iceberg model of culture.
The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child's BookshelfGrace Lin24aVideoIn this TED Talk, award winning author Grace Lin shares her experiences growing up as a member of the only Asian American family in her community and the lack of Asian representation in books.
Groundwater BooksGroundwater Books24bWebsiteCanadian publisher of books for young readers with a focus on diverse voices
Five Easy Ways to Connect with StudentsH. Richard Milner IV16aArticleShares strategies for building positive relationships with students.
Participatory Asset MappingHealthyCity16bToolToolkit for participatory community asset mapping.
Kids Meet a Native American PoliticianHiHo Kids6VideoChildren meet Native American politician Asa Washines, a Tribal Council Member for the Yakima Nation Tribe in Washington State.
Reverse Racism is a Giant Lie - Here's WhyHistory Channel3VideoChallenges the assumptions behind the concept of "reverse racism."
Bystander Intervention Traininghollaback!13ToolTraining resources for those who want to learn how to safely disrupt incidents of harassment.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - PresentHoward Zinn2BookTells America’s story from the point of view of women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, and immigrant laborers.
How Privatization Increases InqualityIn the Public Interest5ReportExamines the ways in which the insertion of private interests into the provision of public goods and services hurts poor individuals and families, and people of color.
Why 'Ally' is a Verb, Not a NounInvictus Animus13Blog PostArgues that "ally" should be understood as a verb, not a noun.
Socializing to Social JusticeIzabel Gronski19, 22Blog PostAn interview with Gabbie Barnes by Izabel Gronski focused on the Woke Teen Forum at Hartford Public Library.
a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Getting Started with Youth Activism at Your Library – From Stay Woke to Out @ LibraryIzabel Gronski19Blog PostAn interview with Jenifer Phillips by Izabel Gronski focused on youth activism in libraries.
Relevant: Beyond the BasicsJacqueline Jordan Irvine17ArticleTeaching Tolerance article that explores culturally relevant pedagogy.
Emptying the White KnapsackJaime Grant10ArticleJaime Grant offers 17 proactive steps white people can take to dismantle racism in their communities.
Approaches to Multicultural Curriculum ReformJames A. Banks18ArticleSummarizes different approaches to integrating multicultural content into the curriculum.
Multiculturalism’s Five DimensionsJames A. Banks18ArticleDr. James A. Banks speaks with NEA Today’s Michelle Tucker about the concept he’s developed called “the five dimensions of multicultural education.”
An Introduction to Multicultural EducationJames A. Banks18BookA brief overview of the important concepts, principles, theories, and practices of multicultural education.
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got WrongJames W. Lowen2BookBeginning with pre-Columbian history, Loewen critiques the ways that history is taught to students in U.S. schools and offers a compelling alternative.
Creating Social and Empowering
Reading Opportunities
Jarred Amato22ArticleExplores Project LIT, a growing youth-focused community.
Jarred AmatoJarred Amato22BlogBlog from the Project LIT Community founder.
From Unaware to Accomplice: The Ally ContinuumJennifer Brown13Podcast EpisodeIn this episode of The Will to Change podcast series, Jennifer Brown presents an "ally continuum" that moves from unaware to accomplice and describes each step along the way. You can listen to the episode or read a transcript.
Are We Meeting the Needs of Our Black Girls?Jennifer Gonzalez27PodcastJennifer Gonzales interviews Monique Morris, author of Pushout, about Black girls in America's schools
Restorative Justice in School: An OverviewJennifer Gonzalez14Blog PostExplores restorative justice in schools.
Four Ways Teachers Can Support Students of ColorJennifer Gonzalez9Blog PostProvides specific advice about what teachers can do to help their students of color not just survive, but thrive in the classroom, with a fully developed, strong sense of pride in who they are, where they came from, and what they’re capable of.
Toolkit: Talking About Race in StorytimesJessica Anne Bratt20ToolkitTools for librarians who want to talk about race in storytimes.
Talking to Kids About Race in Storytime and the Let’s Talk About Race ToolkitJessica Anne Bratt20Blog PostProvides guidance and links to tools for librarians who want to talk about race in storytimes.
Having Students Analyze Our Classroom Library To See How Diverse It IsJessica Lifshitz24aBlog PostDescribes how a 5th grade teacher engaged her students in analyzing their classroom library for its culturally responsiveness and relevancy.
Helping Students Confront and Examine Their Own Biases Using the Images on Covers of Picture BooksJessica Lifshitz22Blog PostDescribes how a teacher engaged her fifth grade students in examining their biases using the images on covers of picture books.
Helping Students Confront and Examine Their Own Biases Using the Images on Covers of Picture BooksJessica Lifshitz24bBlog postAdvice from a 5th grade teacher about engaging youth in discussions about their biases using book covers
Teaching Our Students That What We Read Affects The Biases and Stereotypes We HoldJessica Lifshitz24bBlog postAdvice from a 5th grade teacher about engaging youth in discussions about misrepresentation
First Encounters with Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom ConversationsJinne Spiegler20Lesson PlanCan be used to begin a conversation with students about race or supplement one already underway.
Designing Spaces for Effective Learning: A Guide to 21st Century Learning Space DesignJISC UK23ReportDiscusses best practice for the design of learning environments.
How Housing Intensifies the Racial Wealth GapJoe Cortright5ArticleCityLab article that reports on how housing inequities intensify the racial wealth gap.
BookExpo 2017: On Race, Reviewing, and ResponsibilityJohn A. Sellers24bBlog PostSummarized Book Reviews: The Diversity of Race, Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation, a panel held at BookExpo 2017.
Shifting Out of NeutralJonathan Gold11ArticleIn this Teaching Tolerance article, a history teacher confronts the idea of "neutrality."
Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial JusticeJonathan Osler10WebsiteProvides a list of ways that white people can act as actors, allies, and accomplices to confront and challenge people, policies, and systems that maintain privileges and power for white people.
Teen Services: A Fresh PerspectiveJordan Neal16aArticleShares strategies for building positive relationships with students.
Student Choice Leads to Student VoiceJoshua Block19Blog PostIn this blog post for Edutopia learn about how teachers at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia cultivate student voice and agency in their classrooms.
What's Your Story?Joshua Kleiman and Charlie McGeehan16bArticleIn this Rethinking Schools article, educators discuss the impact of an art project in Philadelphia that explored student identity.
Jotham White: Students' SixJotham White20VideoIn the video below, one of the Students’ Six participants, Jotham White, shares some of his experiences with race and racism in the classroom.
Code SwitchJournalists of Color (NPR)27PodcastsExplores race, identity and society.
A Trip to the Grocery StoreJoy DeGruy and Cracking the Codes10VideoJoy DeGruy shares how her white sister-in-law used her white privilege to stand up for DeGruy during a shopping trip to the grocery store.
Beyond Good Intentions: Selecting Multicultural LiteratureJoy Shioshita 24bBlog postProvides advice for selecting multicultural literature
#LibFive HandoutJulie Stivers19ToolHandout summarizing the #LibFive guidelines developed at Mt. Vernon Middle School.
Library Collection Shelf Audit for Diversity & InclusionJulie Stivers24aToolSimple tool to help librarians determine how diverse and inclusive their book collections are.
The Critical Piece: Building Relationships with Teens of Color and Native Youth: Creating Inclusive Library Spaces and ProgramsJulie Stivers16aArticleIn this article, school librarian Julie Stivers discusses how she works to build relationships with BIYOC.
Professional Learning with Young Adult FictionJulie Stivers26VideoLibrarian Julie Stivers describes a racial equity book club at her school centered on YA novels
Just Us BooksJust Us Books24bWebsiteBlack-owned publisher of Black interest & multicultural books for children & YAs
Race Caucusing in an OrganizationKad Smith26Blog PostProvides insight into what it is like to facilitate a racial affinity group
Roses in the Concrete: A Critical Race Perspective on Urban Youth and School LibrariesKafi Kumasi15ArticleIn this article, Kumasi applies Critical Race Theory (CRT) to school library work; many of the conclusions are also applicable to public library work.
Why black people discriminate among ourselves: the toxic legacy of colorismKaitlyn Greenidge3ArticleUnpacks the history of colorism.
How America's public schools keep kids in povertyKandice Sumner14VideoKandice Sumner puts a face to the resource gap data in her TED Talk, where she shares her experiences as a public school teacher in Boston.
Celebrating skin tone: The science and poetry of skin colorKatharine Johnson11ArticleIn this Rethinking Schools article, Johnson describes a 1st- and 2nd-grade unit on skin color and poetry.
30 Icebreakers for High School and Middle School StudentsKayla Rutledge16aArticleShares strategies for building positive relationships with students.
Barack Obama’s Original Sin: America’s Post-racial IllusionKeeanga-Yamahtta Taylor1bArticleDescribes the response of black activists to Barack Obama's refusal to use his position as president to intervene on behalf of African Americans.
Five Practices for Building Positive Relationships with StudentsKelley Clark16aArticleShares strategies for building positive relationships with students.
Diversity Considerations in YA: Doing a Diversity AuditKelly Jensen24aArticleTeen librarian Kelly Jensen explains the step-by-step process she uses to determine the amount of diversity in her library’s YA collection.
The Characteristics of White Supremacy CultureKenneth Jones and Tema Okun7ArticleList of characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations.
Inclusion over DiversityKenyona Matthews12VideoDiversity trainer Kenyona “Sunny” Matthews explains the difference between diversity and inclusion and how she experienced institutional transformation from diversity to inclusion at her alma mater, Guilford College.
Diversity in Reviews: Behind the Scenes with SLJ's "GatekeeperKiera Parrot24bBlog PostAn inside look at the review editing process for SLJ.
A Cultural AutobiographyKim Bettelyoun1aAssignmentAsks individuals to address their own personal relationship with the terms culture and
The Urgency of IntersectionalityKimberlé Crenshaw9VideoIn this TED talk, Dr. Crenshaw discusses the continuing urgency of intersectionality.
Images of Practice: Black StorytimeKirby McCurtis9VideoProvides an overview of the Black Storytime program at Multnomah County (OR) Library.
Understanding Implicit BiasKirwan Institute4WebsiteHouses a variety of resources related to implicit bias.
Implicit Bias, Lifelong ImpactKirwan Institute4VideoExplores some of the ways that individual impacts of implicit bias can compound to create large negative impacts for people of color.
Bias CleansesKirwan Institute and MTV4ToolA series of three, seven-day “bias cleanses” designed to help individuals identify and begin dismantling some of their own associations related to race, gender, and sexuality.
Disability in KidLitKody Keplinger, Corinne Duyvis, and Kayla Whaley24aBlogProvides reviews and selection guidances for diverse literature.
When Whiteness Dominates ReviewsKT Horning24bArticleWhy is it that Whiteness continues to dominate professional reviews? And what can be done to change that?
Why are African-American Students Suspended More than Other Students?KUT Radio14Radio StoryUniversity of Texas College of Education professor Richard Reddick and Seattle Central Community College professor Daudi Abe discuss cultural factors that underlie the discipline gap.
Learning from Librarians and Teens about YA Library SpacesL. Meghann Kuhlmann, Denise Agosto, Jonathan Pacheco Bell, and Anthony Bernier23ArticleDiscusses effective design for teen spaces in libraries.
Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Action VerbsL.W. Anderson & D.R. Krathwohl25ToolProvides a list of action verbs to use when developing learning goals
7 Tips for Building Positive Relationships with English-Language LearnersLarry Ferlazzo16aArticleTips for building positive relationships with English-Language Learners (ELLs).
Latinxs in KidLitLatinxs in KidLit24aBlogProvides reviews and selection guidances for diverse literature.
Comping WhiteLaura B. McGrath24bArticleThis article published in the Los Angeles Review of Books examines how whiteness is perpetuated in the publishing industry.
Where is the Diversity in Publishing?Lee & Low24bBlog PostPresents the results of the 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey.
Open Book BlogLee & Low24bBlogFocuses on race, diversity, education, & children's books
Lee & Low BooksLee & Low24aWebsiteThe largest multicultural book publisher in the United States.
Classroom Library QuestionnaireLee & Low24aToolThis tool is designed to help educators find out how culturally responsive and diverse their classroom library collections are.
Lee and LowLee and Low24bWebsitePublisher of multicultural books for children & teens
Born in SlaveryLibrary of Congress2Resource ListLibrary of Congress online collection that contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of U.S. slavery
"Undoing Harm: Applying Restorative Justice Approaches to Teen Behavior in the Library"Linda Braun15ArticleExplores the potential of restorative justice programs in libraries.
Discriminatory Effects of Credit Scoring on Communities of ColorLisa Rice and Deidre Swesnik5ReportReviews the impact of credit scores on communities of color.
The difference between racism and colorism Lori L. Tharps3ArticleUnpacks the history of colorism.
How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural BooksLuther B. Clegg, Etta Miller, Bill Vanderhoof, Gonzalo Ramirez, & Peggy K. Ford24bBlog postProvides candid advice on selecting books about or related to Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Jews, and Asian Americans
Flipping the Script: White Privilege and Community BuildingMaggie Potapchuk, Sally Leiderman, Donna Bivens, and Barbara Major10BookDiscusses white privilege and its relation to community building work.
Perceptions of Diversity in Book ReviewsMalinda Lo24bBlog PostExamines the treatment of diversity in book reviews.
Critical Learning TheoriesMara Rosenberg22Book ChapterIntroduces critical theories of learning and applies them to the public library context.
Eight Dimensions of American CultureMarcia Carteret, M. Ed.7Blog PostIdentifies and describes eight dimensions of American culture.
How one urban high school connects to the community through community walksMargery Ginsberg16bVideoThis short video shows how in one urban high school teachers and students worked together to meet neighbors, explore the community, productively change deficit thinking about schools, neighborhoods, and youth, and increase enrollment.
1000 Black Girl Books Resource GuideMarley Dias and the GrassROOTS Community Foundation19Resource ListGuide to books featuring Black girls.
Are you racist? 'No' isn't a good enough answerMarlon James13VideoAuthor Marlon James describes the differences between non-racism and anti-racism in frank terms.
What City Bus Systems Can Tell Us About Race, Poverty, and UsMary Hui5ArticleNew York Times article reporting on transportation inequalty.
Cultural Responsiveness, Racial Identity, and Academic Success: A Review of LiteratureMary Stone Hanley and George W. Noblit9ArticleDiscusses the connection between positive racial identity, resiliency, and student achievement for youth of color.
Resource Guide for Health DisparitiesMedLine Plus5Resource ListLinks to information about race-based health disparities.
YALSA Webinar on Teen InteractionsMegan Burton and Valerie Tagoe16aWebinarIn this webinar hear Megan Burton and Valerie Tagoe discuss how they effectively build relationships with teens.
How the Stress of Racism Affects LearningMelinda D. Anderson14ArticleResearch-backed explanation for the achievement gap that positions institutional racism as the root cause of these differences
Do Conversations About Race Belong in the Classroom?Melinda D. Anderson9ArticleInterview with Dr. Beverly Tatum in which she discusses how racial and ethnic identity development impacts youth in the classroom.
How white parents should talk to their young kids about raceMelinda Wenner Moyer20ArticleIn this Teaching Tolerance article, Moyer explores the development of racial bias in young children and provides tips for how adults, specifically white adults, can talk to children about race.
The New Jim CrowMichelle Alexander5BookHomepage for the bestselling book about race and mass incarceration in the United States. Includes media, study and organizing guides, and information about the author.
Making The Transition from Ally to Co-conspiratorMJ Knittel13ArticleUnpacks the term "ally."
Dr. James A. Banks - Founder of Multicultural EducationMOSAIC Nation18VideoInterview with Dr. James A. Banks, generally regarded as the founder of the multicultural education discipline.
Ally or co-conspirator? What it means to act #InSolidarityMove to End Violence13Blog PostThe first in a 5-part blog series featuring Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, this article explores some of the shortcomings of "allyship" and suggests alternatives.
When the Rules are Fair, But the Game Isn'tMuktha Jost, Edward L. Whitfield, and Mark Jost2ArticleDetails the creation and implementation of a classroom activity based on the Monopoly boardgame that illustrates the historical development of race-based inequity.
The TalkMy Black is Beautiful20VideoExplores racial bias by depicting some of the burdens placed on parents of Black children, who are challenged with having necessary but difficult discussions with their children about their survival and self-esteem.
Criminal Justice Fact SheetNAACP5ReportShares recent statistics related to incarceration and race.
What is Equity?National Association for Multicultural Education12ArticleExplains the difference between equality and equity.
National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenNational Association for the Education of Young Children23WebsiteProvides information for educators and caregivers about working with young children 0-8
Tribal Nations and the United States: An IntroductionNational Congress of American Indians6ReportProvides a basic overview of the history and underlying principles of tribal governance.
Cultural Competence: What Does it Mean for Educators?NEA Today8VideoAcademic experts from across the United States define cultural competence and share their thoughts on the importance of cultural competence for today’s educators.
Transect WalkNetworked Toolbox16bArticleDiscusses the process for community mapping via "transect walks."
NYTimes Race-Related NewslettersNew York Times Journalists27Online NewsletterExplores race, identity and society.
Empowering Teens, One Conversation at a TimeNicholas DellaVecchia, Laila Key, Timmy Lawrence, and Ali Shabazz, Teen Patrons of the Philadelphia City Institute Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia19Blog PostDiscusses the Teen Reading Lounge at the Philadelphia City Institute Library.
lnformation Services to Diverse PopulationsNicole A. Cooke8BookAddresses topics such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility in the LIS field.
Race and Ethnicity Crash CourseNicole Sweeney3VideoHost Nicole Sweeney provides an excellent, research-grounded overview of the past, present, and potential future uses of the terms "race" and "ethnicity."
Racial / Ethnic Prejudice and DiscriminationNicole Sweeney3VideoNicole Sweeney discusses several theories about why prejudice exists and describes four types of racial interactions.
The End of the Postracial MythNikole Hannah-Jones1bArticleUnpacks the reporting after the 2016 election, which largely failed to name race as the key factor in President Trump's win.
A Lesson in How to Overcome Implicit BiasNPR4Radio SegmentPerception Institute director Alexis McGill Johnson explains how racial biases might be lessened over time with intentional effort.
2014 Native Youth ReportOffice of the President of the United States14ReportCommissioned by Barack Obama, this report provides an overview of the obstacles facing Native youth on their path to educational success.
Equity and Equality: What's the Difference?Oregon State University Community Relations Facilitators12VideoOregon State University Community Relations Facilitators explain the difference between equity and equality.
OyateOyate24bWebsiteProvides books and other resources that lift up of writing & illustration by Native people from across North America
How to Tell the DifferenceOyate24bBlog postProvides tips for evaluating books that portray Native peoples
Seattle's school libraries: A stark example of rich and poorPaige Cornwell15ArticleIn Seattle, a group of school librarians came together to document the inequities across school libraries in their district.
Guidelines for being Strong White AlliesPaul Kivel13ToolProvides guidance for white people who want to work toward allyship.
An African American and Latinx History of the United StatesPaul Ortiz2BookChallenges the notion of westward progress by placing African American and Latinx voices at the center of American history.
Is School Enough?PBS19VideoExplores how schools can make learning more authentic and relevant to the lives of youth.
American DenialPBS4VideoDocumentary that examines the ways in which unconscious biases continue to shape race relations in the United States.
Children are Not ColorblindPBS20VideoDr. Erin Winkler discusses how children form ideas about race, what children learn and when they learn it, why they learn certain things at certain times, why this matters, and what we can do about it.
Colorblind: ReThinking RacePBS11VideoColorblind: Rethinking Race offers viewers an opportunity to see a different perspective on race, to change the conversation, reframe the discussion and challenge the current social paradigm.

How unintentional but insidious bias can be the most harmful
PBS News Hour4VideoInterview with Dr. Derald Wing Sue on microaggressions and the harm they cause.
White Privilege and Male PrivilegePeggy McIntosh10Article1988 essay that introduced the concept of white privilege.
Transforming Perceptions: Black Men and BoysPerception Institute4ReportExamines how implicit biases impact the lives of Black males.
Learner Voice Demonstrates Commitment to Building AgencyPersonalize Learning19Blog PostThe authors of this blog post discuss how educators can provide a learning environment that encourages learner voice.
Pinata BooksPinata Books24bWebsiteImprint of Arte Público (juvenile and young adult books focused on Hispanic culture and by U.S. Hispanic authors
Seven Steps to Addressing the Post-racial Myth Power Poetry1bBlog PostUnpacks the false assumption that we live in a post-racial society.
Project Implicit - Take a TestProject Implicit4ToolAssessment tool for measuring various forms of implicit bias.
Culturally Sustaining Library Walk: School Library VersionProject READY21ToolGuides librarians through the process of assessing their current library services and collections.
Images of Practice: Equitable Learning EnvironmentsProject READY21VideoWe asked our face-to-face Project READY participants, “what does an equitable learning environment look like?” The video shares four of their responses.
Images of Practice: Beatties Ford Regional Public LibraryProject READY23VideoHighlights an exemplary public library teen program.
Images of Practice: Transforming InstructionProject READY18VideoThree elementary educators share a unit they collaboratively planned and taught that focused on citizenship, government services, and community.
Images of Practice: Talking About Race in StorytimesProject READY20VideoLibrarian Jessica Anne Bratt makes the case for talking about race in storytimes and introduces her online toolkit.
Images of Practice: #LibFive at Mount Vernon Middle SchoolProject READY19VideoIn this Image of Practice, learn how school librarian Julie Stivers worked with three of her 8th grade students at Mount Vernon Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina to develop student-led professional development for librarians on how to create equitable and inclusive libraries.
Images of Practice: Northside Elementary SchoolProject READY23VideoHighlights an exemplary school library space.
Leveling Up Your CurriculumProject READY18VideoProject READY staff offer a specific example of transforming an existing curricular unit at each level of integration and how the transformed unit addresses information literacy skills and the American Association of School Librarians’ shared foundations.
Culturally Sustaining Library Walk: Public Library VersionTitleProject READY21ToolGuides librarians through the process of assessing their current library services and collections.
Power and ControlProject READY1bPadletCollected answers to the questions: What do I have power over? What change can I make? In what ways do I serve as a gatekeeper for information or resources at my organization, and how can I use those responsibilities to conduct racial equity work?
Racial Equity Sidekick PledgeProject READY, adapted from Shawn Humphrey13ToolPledge for outsiders to consider when working for racial justice with communities that are not their own.
Race ForwardRace Forward27OrganizationBuilds awareness, solutions, and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information, and experiences.
Why Publishing is So WhiteRachel Deahl24bArticleThis article published in Publishers Weekly takes a look at why the publishing industry remains so white despite the recognition that more diversity is needed
Differentiation and Universal Design for LearnersRachel Morris22Book ChapterApplies differentiation and UDL principles to public library instruction.
Why I Don't Call Myself an AllyRachel Rosen13ArticleA white woman who is passionate about social justice explains why she doesn't claim to be an ally.
Racial Equity Tools GlossaryRacial Equity Tools3WebsiteDefines important terms related to racial equity work.
Data About Current Racial DisparitiesRacial Equity Tools1bResource ListCurated list of sites providing data on race-based disparities.
Racial Equity ToolsRacial Equity Tools25WebsiteOffers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level
Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts HealthRae Ellen Bichell4ArticleExamines the physical impact of racism-related stress.
Raising Race Conscious ChildrenRaising Race Conscious Children20BlogA resource to support adults who are trying to talk about race with young children.
Race Matters: A Story About White PrivilegeRaising Race Conscious Children10ComicIllustrates how white privilege systematically advantages whites, while marginalizing BIPOC.
Spoken Word Performance at Gun control Rally in RaleighRaleigh News & Observer19VideoIn this video, filmed at a rally for gun control in Raleigh, North Carolina, two high school students share a powerful spoken word piece they wrote.
Writing an "I Am" Poemreadwritethink1aAssignmentOffers a structure for synthesizing a cultural autobiography via poetry writing.
How America is Failing Native American StudentsRebecca Claren14ArticleIn this article from The Nation, Rebecca Claren describes how inadequate funding, discipline disparities, and poor curricula have created an educational crisis for Native youth.
How to Start a Book Club That Doesn't SuckRebecca Renner26WebsiteProvides tips on starting a book club
REFORMAREFORMA27OrganizationAffiliate of the American Library Association that aims to improve library and information services for the Latinx community.
Rethinking SchoolsRethinking Schools25WebsiteProvides resources for educators that support racial equity, anti-racist teaching, and social justice
Zinn Education ProjectRethinking Schools and Teaching for Change25WebsiteOffers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and grade level based on the approach to history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States
What does it mean to be culturally competent?Rhonda Livingstone8Blog postUnpacks the term "cultural competence."
Rich in ColorRich in Color24aBlogProvides reviews and selection guidances for diverse literature.
Spectrum: From Non-Racist to Anti-Racist AdvocateRina Campbell13ToolShows how various forms of non-racism, from the individual to the systemic level, can be transformed into anti-racism.
Every Kid Needs a ChampionRita Pierson16aVideoIn this TED Talk, Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, passionately calls on educators to believe in their students and connect with them on a real, human, personal level.
Road Runner PressRoad Runner Press24bWebsitePublisher of books about Native Americans
America's Growing Food Inequality ProblemRoberto A. Ferdman5ArticleWashington Post report on growing food inequities in the United States.
Deconstructing White PrivilegeRobin DiAngelo10VideoIntroduces six pillars that DiAngelo argues work to maintain white privilege.
Being Nice is Not Going to End RacismRobin DiAngelo1bVideoChallenges the idea that simply treating each other with respect and dignity is enough to end racism.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United StatesRoxanne Dunbar-Ortiz2BookDunbar-Ortiz offers the first history of the United States told entirely from the perspective of indigenous people, focused on Native resistance to centuries of U.S. expansion.
Racial Affinity Group GuidelinesRuth King26WebsiteProvides advice on starting a racial affinity group
Black Civil Rights: Primary Source Collections OnlineSam Houston State University2Resource ListAnnotated list of online primary source collections related to the 1950s and 1960s civil rights movements, curated by Sam Houston State University Libraries.
Reel Time - Community Discussions about Difficult TopicsSandra Hughes-Hassell19Blog PostHighlights one example of difficult discussions taking place in the library.
Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth: Research and PracticeSandra Hughes-Hassell, Pauletta Brown Bracy, and Casey H. Rawson9BookBrings together research findings on the literacy strengths and needs of African American youth and best practices for librarians seeking to improve their services to this population.
SLJ WebcastsSchool Library Journal27WebinarsProvides link to webinars on a number of topics of interest to library professionals.
Should I Facilitate, Lead, or Get Out of the WayShana V. White25Blog postExplores the question: Who should lead professional development about racism?
Community Walks Create Bonds of UnderstandingShane Safir16bArticleIn this Edutopia article, you will read about a community walk at Oakland International High School (OIHS) in California, which serves newly arrived immigrants from 33 countries who speak 32 languages.
You Don't Even Know MeSharon Flake24aVideoVideo of award-winning author Sharon G. Flake’s poem “You Don’t Even Know Me”, performed by Black male students from Roseville High School in Minnesota.
"YALSA Snack Break: Restorative Justice Approaches to Behavior Management in Libraries"Shauna Anderson15VideoExcerpt from a webinar focused on restorative justice in libraries.
Sidekick Manifesto</aShawn Humphrey13WebsitePledge for outsiders to consider when working for social justice with communities that are not their own.
#HatchKids Discuss MicroaggressionsSheKnows Media19VideoIn this video produced by SheKnows Media’s Hatch program, teens from different ethnic and racial communities speak out about microaggressions and their impact on teens’ self-esteem.
Shens BooksShens Books24bWebsiteImprint of Lee & Low; focuses on Asian/Asian American books for young readers
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital AgeSherry Turkle26BookExplores the role of face-to-face conversation in today's digital world
Simon's Spoken WordSimon Covington19VideoSimon Covington, a high school senior, wrote and shared this spoken word poem which serves as a call to action for all of us and demonstrates how youth voice can be cultivated in our schools and libraries.
Nation to NationSmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian6WebsiteFeatures historical treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations.
AmericansSmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian6WebsiteExplores representations of Native culture in American life.
Native Knowledge 360Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian6WebsiteOffers "new perspectives on Native American history, cultures, and contemporary lives."
Native Knowledge 360: RemovalSmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian6VideoCaptures the responses of middle school students who learned about the history of American Indian removal.
White Supremacy is ______.Sonia Gupta10VideoDiscusses the responses of white people and BIPOC to this statement: White supremacy is _______________.
Criminal Justice ReformSouthern Poverty Law Center5WebsiteSummarizes the SPLC's efforts to reform the criminal justice system.
The Importance of Teaching Through RelationshipsStacey Goodman16aArticleExplores the concept of teaching through relationships.
7 Ways to Build Positive Relationships with StudentsStephanie Shaw16aArticleShares strategies for building positive relationships with students.
Practice Profile: 5-1 RatioStephen Ottinger, Clay Cook and Kevin Haggerty16aArticleShares strategies for building positive relationships with students.
StoryCorpsStoryCorps2WebsiteOnline archive of thousands of personal narratives (in audio form).
Worlds Apart: One City, Two Libraries, and Ten Years of Watching Inequality GrowSusan B. Neuman and Donna C. Celano15ArticleAccount of how racial prejudice, growing class stratification, and changing educational opportunities have impacted two Philadelphia libraries and the people they serve.
Improving the Odds for Young Black MenSuzanne Pekow27PodcastExplores the My Brother's Keeper initiative
Why do we need diverse books in non-diverse schools?Taun M. Wright24aBlog PostTaun M. Wright, CGuest BloggerEO of Equal Read, lays out some of the arguments for using diverse books in all schools, regardless of student demographics.
Teachers Connect with Families, Neighborhood During Community WalksTeaching for Change16bArticleThis article from Teaching for Change explains the benefits of community walks and provides links to two walks that took place in Washington D.C. communities.
Teaching for ChangeTeaching for Change25Website Provides educators and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world
"Let’s Talk!: Discussing Race, Racism, and Other Difficult Topics with Students"Teaching Tolerance20ToolProvides strategies educators can use to facilitate conversations about race and racism with youth.
titleTeaching Tolerance 25Websiteprovides free resources to educators that support social justice and anti-bias education
Teaching Tolerance History LessonsTeaching Tolerance2Lesson PlansBroad collection of lesson plans and related materials relevant to the history of race and racism, including modern history.
Teaching ‘The New Jim Crow’ Lesson 1: Talking About Race and RacismTeaching Tolerance20Lesson PlanLesson plan to accompany the book "The New Jim Crow."
Social Justice StandardsTeaching Tolerance19ToolThe Social Justice Standards are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction.
Teaching ToleranceTeaching Tolerance27OrganizationProvides free resources tp help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy
Reading Diversity: A Tool for Selecting Diverse Texts Teaching Tolerance24aToolCreated by Teaching Tolerance, this tool allows educators to choose diverse texts to include in library collections or throughout the curriculum.
Introduction to Culturally Relevant PedagogyTeaching Tolerance17VideoEducation experts Jackie Jordan Irvine, Geneva Gay and Kris Gutierrez explain how to make culturally relevant pedagogy a reality in your classroom.
6 Misconceptions About Native PeopleTeen Vogue6VideoSeven Native American young women debunk common misconceptions about their culture.
You Say LatinoTerry Blas1aComicExplains the difference between Latinx and Hispanic.
How to Be a Racial TransformerTerry Keleher and Hatty Lee10GraphicShows how white people can use their privilege to become a powerful force for racial justice.
The Black Caucus of the American Library AssociationThe Black Caucus of the American Library Association27OrganizationAffiliate of the American Library Association that aims to improve library and information services for the African American community.
The Brown BookshelfThe Brown Bookshelf24aBlogProvides reviews and selection guidances for diverse literature.
Jason Reynolds on The Daily ShowThe Daily Show with Trevor Noah24aVideoIn this interview on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, award winning author Jason Reynolds talks about how diverse literature can support young people of color in developing positive relationships with literacy.
How Educators Can Eradicate Disparities in School Discipline: A Briefing Paper on School-Based InterventionsThe Equity Project at Indiana University14ReportBrief report summarizing academic research into successful interventions that show promise for reducing racial disciplinary gaps.
Discipline Disparities: Myths and FactsThe Equity Project at Indiana University14ReportChallenges common myths related to school discipline gaps.
Latino USAThe Futuro Media Group (NPR)27News and cultural programmingExplores national Latino news and cultural weekly radio programs.
Understand Stages and AgesThe Search Institute23Website Summarizes the developmental needs and milestones of youth 0-18
2018 United Nations ReportThe Sentencing Project5ReportShares recent statistics on racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Are All Men Created Equal?Tom Smith2Blog PostExplores the treatment of race in three different museums – the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown, Virginia; Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Connecting TABS with Community PartnersTrent McLees19Blog PostAn interview with Jackie Lockwood by Trent McLees focused on youth activism in libraries.
How Inclusive is Your Literacy Classroom Really?Tricia Ebarvia22Blog Post8 questions educators can ask themselves to assess how inclusive their curricular materials and teaching methods are.
Tu BooksTu Books24bWebsiteImprint of Lee & Low; focuses on multicultural middle grade & YA novels
Relationships & Learning: Keys to Academic SuccessTyrone Howard16aArticleIn this working paper, Tyrone Howard, 1) summarizes the research on the connection between teacher-student relationships and student success in schools; 2) discusses the role of culturally relevant pedagogy in building relationships with youth of color; and 3) provides five strategies for relationship building.
Civil Rights DataU.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights14ToolThe Office for Civil Rights collects and publishes data on 17,337 school systems and 96,360 schools, and maintains a set of data analysis tools that you can use to easily view this data by school, district, and/or state.
2015-2016 School Climate and Safety ReportU.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights14ReportReports on U.S. public school climate and safety.
National Healthcare Quality and Disparities ReportsU.S. Department of Health and Human Services5ReportReports on healthcare disparities at the state and national levels.
Asset MappingUCLA Center For Health Policy Research16bToolProvides guidance for developing a community asset map.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral HistoriesUniversity of Chicago2Resource ListOnline collection of personal narratives from over 2,000 authors who immigrated to the United States and Canada between 1800 and 1950.
The LieUntitled Productions19VideoIn this video, fourth grade students in Ms. Nwoye’s class at Stedwick Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland speak out against racism and the harmful impact it has on youth.
This School Sends Kids to Meditation Instead of Detention And the Results Are INCREDIBLE!Upworthy14VideoThis school is practicing meditation instead of detention, and the results are already changing students' lives.
Van Explains it All - Implicit BiasVan Jones4VideoCNN journalist Van Jones gives a brief overview of implicit bias and references some of the ways it has manifested in recent events
Rich in ColorVarious activists committed to inclusion and diversity in YA books24bBlogDedicated to reading, reviewing, talking about, and promoting YA fiction starring or written by people of color or people from First/Native Nations.
Reading While WhiteVarious activists working for racial diversity and inclusion in children's and YA books24bBlogProvides critique and commentary on issues related to racial diversity & inclusion in children's & YA books
De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for ChildrenVarious authors, educators, and activists24bBlogReviews and critiques children's and young adult books about Raza peoples throughout the Diaspora.
The Brown BookshelfVarious Black & African American authors and illustrators24bBlogRaises awareness of awareness of Black authors writing for young readers
Native Land Mapping SiteVictor Temprano6WebsiteHelps people answer: What are the names of Tribes in your geographic region? Which Tribes used to occupy the land on which you now live? Also includes a teacher's guide.
Cultural HumilityVivian Chávez8VideoMelanie Tervalon, a physician and consultant, and Jann Murray-Garcia, a nursing professor at UC Davis, discuss the philosophy and function of cultural humility.
The Myth of Race, Debunked in 3 MinutesVox3VideoExplores the history of the term "race."
If You See Racism, Say RacismW. Kamau Bell and This American Life20Radio StoryComedian and writer W. Kamau Bell tries to figure out just how much about the violent history of racism and oppression his four-year-old can handle.
We Need Diverse BooksWe Need Diverse Books24aWebsiteHighlights newly-published titles—along with informational resources and reviews—across a broad definition of diversity.
WebcJunctionWebJunction27OrganizationProvides professional development resources on a number of topics of interest to library professionals.
Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, and JellybeansWestern Justice Center3VideoUses jellybeans as a metaphor for defining race, nationality, and ethnicity.
We Need Diverse Books BlogWNDB24bBlogFocuses on diverse books for children & teens
Wee Need Diverse Books Author Visit: Rita Williams GarciaWNDB24bVideoAuthor Rita Garcia Williams talks about why diverse books are important.
Back of the Bus: Mass Transit, Race, and InequalityWNYC5ArticleWNYC article and radio story that reports on race-based transportation inequality.
Being 12: Kids on RaceWNYC9VideoA diverse group of 12-year-olds from New York City schools talking about their racial and ethnic identity.
National Guidelines for Teen SpaceYALSA23ToolNational guidelines for teen spaces from the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Teens First: Basic Learning OutcomesYALSA22ToolLearning outcomes for public library teen services.
Teen Programming GuidelinesYALSA22ToolGuidelines for teen programming in public libraries.
The UnconferenceYouth Affinity Action Squad (YAAS!)22WebsiteTeen-created website for the Hartford Unconference program.
Race/Related: My first Encounter with RacismYouth Radio9News and cultural programmingFour youth of color discuss their lasting memories of a first encounter with racism.
Day of the Dead, Ghosts, and the Work We Do As Writers and ArtistsYuyi Morales 24bBlog PostDiscusses the Day of the Dead and its misrepresentation in recent children’s books
4 ‘Reverse Racism’ Myths that Need to StopZeba Blay3ArticleChallenges the assumptions behind the concept of "reverse racism."
Teaching Peoples' History in the Post Civil-Rights EraZinn Education Project2ToolIncludes information and lesson plans about topics such as COINTELPRO (the FBI’s campaign to discredit the Black Freedom Movement), race relations during the Clinton presidency, and the Black Panther party.
Teaching Peoples' History, 2001 - PresentZinn Education Project2ToolIncludes information and lesson plans about topics including the impact of climate change on indigenous communities, racial inequality related to disaster responses, and the racialized response to terrorism.
Can We Talk: Talking to White Kids About Race & RacismSafe Space Radio20Radio SegmentFocuses specifically on how white parents, families, and teachers can engage white youth in conversations about race.