As the systemic racial inequalities and injustices in our country are once again at the forefront, please know that the Lincolnwood Library unequivocally stands against racism and discrimination in all forms. We will only become the community we promise to be when change occurs and we acknowledge that Black Lives Matter. We hope that you will use the Lincolnwood Library’s materials, events, and expertise to find information and resources to help educate yourself, your families, and your communities. Silence is no longer an option, and we hope you will find that the library is the best place to start the conversation.

Resources from our Collection

For Adults

Anti-Racism Reading/Watching List for Adults

An Anti-Racist Reading List: Overdrive/Libby eBooks & eAudiobooks

Conversations About Race: hoopla eBooks & eAudiobooks

For Youth & Teens

Early Childhood

Middle Grade

Young Adult


Recommended resources and other booklists

Resources for Talking to Children about Racism 

KidLit Rally for Black Lives, hosted by The Brown Bookshelf  

Conversations with Common Sense: Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma, and Race in a World of Nonstop News 

How to Speak to Kids about Race Relations in America (Today Show with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely)

Kojo For Kids: Jason Reynolds Talks About Racism And The Protests

How To Talk To Your Kids About Race, Racism And Police Violence (WBUR’s On Point) 

Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families (Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. CST)  

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking About Race  

Talking to Kids About Racism (Marie Tae McDermott interview with Christiana Cobb-Dozier, a school counselor in Los Angeles, and Christian Robinson, children’s book author/illustrator)

Lists We Recommend  

Black Lives Matter Reading List (0-12), compiled by Sujei Lugo Vázquez & Alia Jones

Brain Lair Books: This List is Anti-Racist, created by Kathy M. Burnette

Black Joy Booklist, written by Alia Jones

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