Please read the Piscataway Public Library Board of Trustees Anti-Racism Statement.
Wondering what you can do? Here are some resources to get you started.
Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages, compiled by Dr. Nicole Cooke. Dr. Nicole Cooke, a three-times Rutgers graduate who now serves as the Augusta Baker Chair at the University of South Carolina, has collected a variety of anti-racism resources for learners of all ages. Those wanting to educate themselves or their children about anti-racism can visit a collection of anti-racism resources here. Dr. Cooke is updating the list as additional resources become apparent.
Join us in learning more about anti-racism and explore #ownvoices titles with these books on hoopla:
Celebrate Diversity – audiobooks
Talking to Kids About Race – audiobooks
There are several items in the eLibraryNJ collection that you can put on hold. You will be notified when they are available for you to check out electronically. Here is a partial list of them:
Trombone Shorty ebook
Trombone Shorty audiobook
The Undefeated ebook
Ada Twist, Scientist ebook
Use this link to access a collection Anti-racism materials for teens.
How to Be an Antiracist ebook
White Fragility ebook
Just Mercy ebook
Just Mercy audiobook
(The film is also being streamed for free right now on various platforms. )
The New Jim Crow ebook
The Warmth of Other Suns ebook
Eloquent Rage ebook
Hoopla also has collections of other diverse voices. Here is a selection:
- Asian Voices – audiobooks
- Jewish Voices – audiobooks
- Latina & Latino Voices – audiobooks & ebooks
- Muslim Voices – audiobooks
Please join us for a book discussion on Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm with Dr. Gretchen Sorin, author of Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights. The audiobook is available on Hoopla. Registration information can be found on the Facebook event page.