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Black Lives Matter: Social Justice for Adults and Teens

Updated: June 25, 2020

Book cover for  Multiplication Is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other Peoples Children
"Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other Peoples Children
Delpit, Lisa D.
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover for American Hate: Survivors Speak Out
American Hate: Survivors Speak Out
Call Number: 364.973 A5125-1

Book cover for The Black history of the White House
The Black history of the White House
Lusane, Clarence, 1953-
Call Number: 301.45096 L968-1
A fascinating history of the White House from an African American perspective, covering such topics as slavery, the abolitionist movement, and African American White House staff.

Book cover for Black Rednecks and White Liberals
Black Rednecks and White Liberals
Sowell, Thomas, 1930-
Call Number: 323.1 S731-3

Book cover for Black Skin, White Masks
Black Skin, White Masks
Fanon, Frantz, 1925-1961.
Call Number: 301.45096 F214

Book cover for Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century
Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century
Morris, Monique W., 1972-
Call Number: 301.45096 M877

Book cover for Brown Is the New White
Brown Is the New White
Phillips, Steve, 1964-
Call Number: 323.1 P563

Book cover for Chokehold: Policing Black Men
Chokehold: Policing Black Men
Butler, Paul, 1961-
Call Number: 352.20973 B986

Book cover for The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010
Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010.
Call Number: 811 C639-11

Book cover for Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity
Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity
Wise, Tim J.
Call Number: 323.1 W813-2

Book cover for The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits
The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits
Miles, Tiya, 1970-
Call Number: 326.09774 M643

Book cover for Dear White America
Dear White America
Wise, Tim J.
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover for El color de la justicia: La nueva segregación racial en Estados Unidos
El color de la justicia: La nueva segregación racial en Estados Unidos
Alexander, Michelle
Call Number: e-Book

Alexander argumenta que "no hemos erradicado las castas raciales en Estados Unidos; las hemos meramente rediseñado". Al apuntar a hombres negros por medio de la Guerra contra las drogas y diezmando las comunidades de gente de color, el sistema de justicia criminal de Estados Unidos funciona como un sistema contemporáneo de control racial.


Book cover for El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
Gibson, Carrie, 1976-
Call Number: 973.16 G448

Book cover for The Ferguson Report: Department of Justice Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department
The Ferguson Report: Department of Justice Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover for Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?
Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Call Number: 301.45096 A165

Book cover for Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
Saad, Layla F
Call Number: 323.1 S111

Book cover for The Meaning of Freedom
The Meaning of Freedom
Davis, Angela Y. 1944-
Call Number: 309.73 D2595

Book cover for The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Alexander, Michelle.
Call Number: 343.73 A377

Book cover for Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
Edelman, Peter B.
Call Number: 343.73 E21

Book cover for One Story, One Song
One Story, One Song
Wagamese, Richard
Call Number: 970.3 O39Wa 2015

Book cover for A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law
A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law
Ifill, Sherrilyn A.
Call Number: 301.45096 I232

Book cover for Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Morris, Monique W., 1972-
Call Number: 371.97 M877

Black girls account for more than one in every three girls arrested in schools, and just under one in every three girls referred to law enforcement. This despite the fact that only about one in every seven female students is black. Monique W. Morris explores the myriad ways that black girls are being unfairly criminalized in schools and allowed to fail and/or fall through the cracks.

 

Book cover for Rad American Women A-Z
Rad American Women A-Z
Schatz, Kate
Call Number: x 920 S312

Book cover for Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America
Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover for Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation
Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation
Call Number: 326.0973 R3865

Book cover for Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls
Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls
Morris, Monique W., 1972-
Call Number: 371.97 M877-1

Book cover for So You Want to Talk About Race
So You Want to Talk About Race
Oluo, Ijeoma
Call Number: 323.1 O525

Book cover for Solitary
Solitary
Woodfox, Albert
Call Number: 322.4092 W887

Book cover for Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
Loewen, James W.
Call Number: 301.45096 L827 2018

Book cover for Thick
Thick
Cottom, Tressie McMillan
Call Number: 301.45096 C851

Book cover for Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
Houtman, Jacqueline
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover for Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time
Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time
Kilgore, James William, 1947-
Call Number: 365.973 K48

Book cover for Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair
Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair
Sered, Danielle
Call Number: 364 S483

Book cover for Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
Kivel, Paul
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover for Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought
Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought
Call Number: 810.8 W9245-1

Book cover for The Yellow House
The Yellow House
Broom, Sarah M.
Call Number: 810.92 B8733

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