The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017 by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and their Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation community partners, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world. For this year's National Day of Racial Healing the Piscataway Public Library has some reading suggestions.
All of the highlighted titles below are available as downloadable ebooks or downloadable audiobooks via eLibraryNJ (the Libby app) or hoopla, or you can pick up a print copy at Kennedy or Westergard. Need help with eContent or with placing a hold for pick up? Give us a call at Kennedy, 732-463-1633 x6 or Westergard, 732-752-1166 x6!
Here are some highlights from our suggested reading for adults:
Driving While Black : African American Travel And The Road To Civil Rights by Gretchen Sorin
Dr. Sorin visited the Library twice this year, and you can check out recordings of those visits - once to discuss her book, and once to discuss the documentary based on her book. Driving While Black is also available as a downloadable audiobook from hoopla.
Me And White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change The World, And Become A Good Ancestor by Layla F Saad
Me and White Supremacy is also available as a downloadable ebook or a downloadable audiobook from eLibraryNJ using the Libby app.
Our Time Is Now : Power, Purpose, And The Fight For A Fair America by Stacey Abrams
Our Time Is Now is also available as a downloadable ebook or a downloadable audiobook from eLibraryNJ using the Libby app.
Here are some highlights from our suggested reading for teens:
Below are highlights from our suggested reading booklists for children. Select the purple text for a comprehensive lists of titles that are available at the Piscataway Public Library.
Woke: A young poet’s call to justice by Mahogany L. Browne & Elizabeth Acevedo & Olivia Gatwood
We Rise, We resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson
Follow Chester!: A college football team fights racism and makes history by Gloria Respress-Churchwell
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramaee
Black brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Charles Waters and Irene Latham
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
Mixed: A colorful story by Arree Chung
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Pengfold
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
Are Your Stars Like My Stars? by Leslie Helakoski
I Walk With Vanessa by Kerascoèet
Same, Same, but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
The Belonging Tree by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
Lovely by Jess Hong
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates