January 16, 2018 will mark the second National Day of Racial Healing.
People, organizations and communities throughout the U.S. are coming together on Jan. 16, 2018 to call for racial healing, celebrate their common humanity and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.
The National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort – a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
The goals of the day are to:
- Find ways to reinforce and honor our common humanity and create space to celebrate the distinct differences that make our communities vibrant.
- Acknowledge that there are still deep racial divisions in America that must be overcome and healed.
- Commit to engaging people from all racial, ethnic, religious and identity groups in genuine efforts to increase understanding, communication, caring and respect for one another.
Books for social justice:
Working Together for Justice
This list was compiled by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the Association for Library Service to
Children, a division of the American Library Association.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a division of the American Library Association. ALSC’s core purpose is creating a better future for children through libraries through the core values of: collaboration, excellence, inclusiveness, innovation, integrity and respect, leadership and responsiveness. This booklist was created to affirm the rights of children and families. The titles on this list are meant to encourage discussions about social justice and equity. For more information about this and other ALSC booklists, please visit http://www.ala.org/alsc/booklists.
Books with call numbers appended are in the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library:
Cohn, Diana. Illus. by Francisco Delgado. !Si Se Puede!/Yes We Can! Cinco Puntos Press, 2002. 978-0938317661 (K-2) Juv.C6787s
Evans, Shane W. Illus. by author. We March. Roaring Brook Press, 2012. 978-1596435391 (Pre-3)
Freedman, Russell. The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004. 978-0618159765 (4-8) Juv.782.1092 .F853v
Hoose, Phillip M. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Reprint edition). Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. 978-0374302368 (6-up) Juv.323.092 .H789c
Krull, Kathleen. Illus. by Yuyi Morales. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. Harcourt, Inc., 2003. 978-0152014377 (Pre-2) Juv.331.8813 .K94h
Kulling, Monica. Illus. by Felicita Sala. On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children’s Rights. Kids Can Press, 2016. 978-1771383257 (1-4)
Levinson, Cynthia. We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March. Peachtree Publishers, 2012. 978-1561456277 (6-8) Juv. 323.11 .L665w
Levy, Debbie. Illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. We Shall Overcome: The Story of A Song. Jump at the Sun Books, 2013. 978-1423119548 (1-4)
Lewis, John and Andrew Aydin. Illus. by Nate Powell. March, Book One. Top Shelf Productions, 2013. 978-1603093002 (6-up) Juv.923.6 .L674
Johnson, Angela. Illus. by Eric Velasquez. A Sweet Smell of Roses. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005. 978-0689832529 (K-2) Juv.J662s
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. Illus. by Guiliano Ferri. A Taste of Freedom: Gandhi and The Great Salt March. Walker Books for Young Readers, 2014. 978-0802794673 (1-3)
Lee, Spike & Lee, Tonya Lewis. Illus. by Sean Qualls. Giant Steps to Change the World. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011. 978-0689868153 (K-3) Juv.L4813g