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Are you looking to learn about anti-racism or talk with your children about racism? Engage with this list of civil rights and social justice titles to expand awareness or visit the online resources listed below.

Commitment to Racial Equality Statement – Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees August 24, 2020

The Wixom Public Library stands in solidarity with all who seek to end systemic racism and bring about positive change in our community. We support our colleagues, the American Library Association, and the Michigan Library Association in condemning all violence and racism towards Black people, Indigenous people, and all people of color.

Public libraries are community hubs that stand for the enlightenment and advancement of all, serving and welcoming everyone. Words have the power to make change actionable and now is the time to both listen and make our voices heard as we strongly denounce racism, hate, discrimination, and violence. Together we can build a more just, equal and inclusive community for all.

Along with libraries all over the country, we will continue to share books and other resources with our community and with each other that deepen our shared understanding of Black history, institutional racism, and systemic injustice and inequality. Black lives matter.

Adult Nonfiction  How to Be an Antiracist cover
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi Catalog
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Catalog
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Catalog
  • Stealing Buddha’s Dinner: A Memoir by Bich Minh Nguyen Catalog
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein Catalog
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum Catalog
  • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong Catalog
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall Catalog
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Catalog
  • Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine Catalog
  • The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison Catalog
  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho Catalog
  • The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto by Charles M. Blow Catalog
  • Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank H. Wu Catalog
  • The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee Catalog
  • The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph Catalog
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad Catalog
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  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Catalog
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Catalog
  • Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee Catalog
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Catalog
  • The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea Catalog
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Catalog
  • Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu Catalog
  • There There by Tommy Orange Catalog
  • Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson Catalog
  • The Leavers by Lisa Ko Catalog
  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez Catalog
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  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Catalog
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Catalog
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Catalog
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds Catalog
  • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon Catalog
  • Almost American girl by Robin Ha Catalog
  • Race Relations: the Struggle for Equality in America by Barbara Diggs Catalog
  • Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices edited by Mitali Perkins Catalog
  • From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Yoo Catalog
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez Catalog
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone Catalog
  • We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson Catalog
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele Catalog
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  • Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes Catalog
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft Catalog
  • Clean Getaway by Nic Stone Catalog
  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks Catalog
  • Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan Catalog
  • American as Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar Catalog
  • This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work by Tiffany Jewell Catalog
  • Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne Catalog
  • Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj Catalog
  • Iggie's House by Judy Blume Catalog
  • What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado Catalog
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang Catalog
  • Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko Catalog
  • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lai Catalog
  • The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson Catalog
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  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes Catalog
  • Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham Catalog
  • Dealing with: Racism by Jane Lacey Catalog
  • We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson Catalog
  • What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado Catalog
  • The Chinese Americans by William Daley Catalog
  • It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear Catalog
  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson Catalog
  • Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée Catalog
  • The Comeback by E.L. Shen Catalog
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  • Who We Are!: All About Being the Same and Being Different by by Robie H. Harris Catalog
  • M is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child by Tiffany Rose Catalog
  • Where Are You From? Hardcover by Yamile Saied Méndez Catalog
  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold Catalog
  • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz Catalog
  • I am Enough by Grace Byers Catalog
  • Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi Catalog
  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice by by Marianne Celano Catalog
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho Catalog
  • We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Jane Kates Catalog
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  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander eBook
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad  eBook | Audiobook
  • Two Faces Of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States by Lon Kurashige eBook
  • Race For Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor  eBook | Audiobook
  • Black Stats: African Americans By The Numbers In The Twenty-First Century by Monique W. Morris eBook
  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel eBook
  • Envisioning America: New Chinese Americans and the Politics of Belonging by Tritia Toyota eBook
  • A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law by Sherrilyn Ifill, et al eBook
  • White Like Me by Tim Wise eBook | Audiobook
  • The Color Of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority by Ellen D. Wu eBook
  • The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh eBook
  • All The Women In My Family Sing: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom by Various eBook
  • American Hate by Arjun Singh Sethi eBook
  • Disrupting White Supremacy by Various eBook
  • From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor eBook | Audiobook
  • The Little Book Of Race And Restorative Justice by Fania E. Davis eBook
  • The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority by Madeline Y. Hsu eBook
  • Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal eBook
  • So, You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Audiobook
  • Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett eBook | Audiobook
  • BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom by Rinaldo Walcott & Idil Abdillahi eBook
  • Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities by Andre M. Perry eBook 
  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey eBook 
  • Go Home! by Various Authors eBook
  • White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White by Daniel Hill eBook | Audiobook
Download Destination Adult Reads  We Too Sing America cover
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi eBook | Audiobook
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo eBook | Audiobook
  • Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson eBook | Audiobook
  • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates eBook
  • Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times by Carolina De Robertis eBook
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates eBook | Audiobook
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis eBook
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor eBook
  • We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future by Deepa Iyer eBook
  • Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era by Michael Kimmel eBook
  • The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America: Media and Race in America by Robert M. Entman eBook
  • America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans by Henry Louis Gates Jr. eBook
  • Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by Nefertiti Austin eBook | Audiobook
  • Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis eBook
  • Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward eBook
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi eBook
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  • Racism: Reality Built on a Myth by John Lovchik eBook
  • The March Trilogy by John Lewis eBook
  • What Happened This Summer by Paul Yee eBook
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers eBook
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley eBook
  • The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah Audiobook
  • I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones eBook
  • Black Boy White School by Brian F. Walker eBook
  • Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals Audiobook
  • How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation by Maureen Johnson Audiobook
  • Black Lives Matter by Sue Bradford Edwards eBook
  • Race Relations by Barbara Diggs, Richard Chapman eBook
  • Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality by Alison Behnke eBook
  • Coping With Racial Inequality by Tamra Orr eBook
  • What Are Race And Racism? by Sue Bradford Edwards eBook
  • American Racism Paradox by Seymour Abrahams Audiobook
  • Racism In America by Meghan Green eBook
  • Confronting Racism by Maryellen Lo Bosco eBook
  • Here To Stay by Sara Farizan eBook | Audiobook
  • Exposing Hate by Michael Miller eBook
  • Stupid Black Girl by Aisha Redux & Brianna McCarthy eBook
  • Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos eBook | Audiobook
Download Destination Teen Reads  All American Boys cover
  • The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater Audiobook
  • Almost American Girl by Robin Ha eBook
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers eBook | Audiobook
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone eBook
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas eBook | Audiobook
  • Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality by Alison Marie Behnke eBook
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie eBook | Audiobook
  • We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson eBook
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely eBookAudiobook
  • Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles Audiobook
  • Steal This Country: A Handbook for Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything by Alexandra Styron Audiobook
  • Black Boy White School by Brian F. Walker eBook
  • I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones eBook | Audiobook
  • Exposing Hate by Michael Miller eBook
  • Here to Stay by Sara Farizan eBook | Audiobook
  • Stamped–Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi eBook | Audiobook
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  • A Is For Activist by Innosanto Nagara eBook 
  • A Kid's Guide To Asian American History by Valerie Petrillo eBook
  • Stealing Indians by John Smelcer eBook
  • M Is For Movement by Innosanto Nagara eBook
  • All The Colors We Are/Todos Los Colores De Nuestra Piel by Katie Kissinger eBook 
  • Rise Up! The Art Of Protest by Jo Rippon, Mari Copeny eBook
  • Race in America Series by Various eBook
  • What’s Racism? by Amy B. Rogers eBook 
  • He Who Dreams by Melanie Florence eBook
  • Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham eBook
  • Racism by Harriet Brundle eBook 
  • Active Citizenship Today Series by Various eBook
  • Let The Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson Audiobook
  • Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh eBook | Audiobook
  • Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Donald Moses Audiobook
  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson Audiobook
  • A Kid's Guide To Latino History by Valerie Petrillo eBook
  • A Good Kind Of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee Audiobook
  • Lunch Money Can’t Shoot by Michael Levin, Jack Pannell eBook
  • We Are The Change by Harry Belafonte eBook
  • This Is Your Brain On Stereotypes by Tanya Lloyd Kyi & Drew Shannon eBook
  • Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to the Streets by Artika R. Tyner eBook
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  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson eBook
  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold eBook
  • Clean Getaway by Nic Stone eBook | Audiobook
  • The Civil Rights Movement by Eric Braun eBook
  • Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi eBook
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson eBook
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia eBook | Audiobook
  • What Makes Us Unique? Our First Talk About Diversity by Jillian Roberts eBook
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft eBook | Audiobook
  • Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams eBook
  • The American Indian Rights Movement by Eric Braun eBook
  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks eBook | Audiobook
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson eBook
  • A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée Audiobook
  • Amina's Voice by Hena Khan Audiobook
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes Audiobook
  • All Kinds of Friends by Shelley Rotner & Sheila M. Kelly eBook

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