Social Justice Reading Lists
A monthly series of reading lists created by our Adult, Youth, and Teen Librarians. Stay tuned for more lists on topics of social justice.
Race, Racism, and Black Lives
We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue—with readers of all ages—on topics of racial justice, particularly centering Black lives, voices, and communities.
The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character and creator may share a common disability, sexuality, gender identity, race, immigration status, or other identity. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of representation, as well as provide a starting point for readers seeking stories written from an “own voices” perspective.
Immigrant and Refugee Experiences
We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of immigration and displacement, as well as spotlight immigrant and refugee experiences from a variety of places, perspectives, and backgrounds.