Below you’ll find recommendations for resources that are free and available online, such as podcasts, websites, web series, web comics, and more! The resources are divided by identity in alphabetical order and then by type of resource. This is a constant work-in-progress, so keep checking back for more! Have suggestions of resources we should add? Email us at email@example.com.
Out on the Shelves has put together this ongoing, active resource list for volunteers, patrons and community members interested in learning how to be anti-racist. If you see a resource you would like to add or have removed, please contact us.
“In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist–we must be ANTI-RACIST.” —Angela Davis
OOTS recommends reading diverse books that celebrate experiences and stories by people different from you. It’s also important to encourage the publishing industry to publish books by authors that have been traditionally marginalized. For more information, check out the Publishing Diversity Baseline Survey for 2019.
How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell and illustrated by Aurelia Durand.
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles Mann
Booklists and Guides
Anti-Racist Titles for Teens (Seattle Public Library)
Disrupting Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship: A Reading List
12 (Mostly) Canadian Books about Racism, Anti-Blackness and Anti-Racism, Plus Places to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian
Black Lives Matter (Canada)
Black Lives Matter (USA)
The Open Book Blog: A blog on race, diversity, education, and children’s books
Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community
This resource page was created on June 6th 2020. It was last updated June 6th 2020 (AF).