Resources for Further Research

Articles & Videos

Milestones For Diversity In Children's Literature and Library Services by K.T. Horning. © American Library Association. Originally published in Children and Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children, Fall 2015, Vol. 13; no. 3.

On Being White: A Raw, Honest Conversation by Allie Jane Bruce. © American Library Association. Originally published in Children and Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children, Fall 2015, Vol. 13; no. 3.

Picture This: Reflecting Diversity in Children's Book Publishing by Sarah Park Dahlen (Spark Blog, Sept. 14 2016)

The Unbearable Darkness of White Privilege and Why the Wall Street Journal Needs to Leave Our Literature Alone by S.R. Toliver (Blavity, August 31 2018)

The Urgency of Intersectionality by Kimberl√© Crenshaw (TED, October 2016)

What It Takes to Be Racial Literate by Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo (TED, November 2017) 

What White Children Need to Know About Race by Ali Michael and Eleanora Bartoli (National Association of Independent Schools)


"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack" by Peggy MacIntosh, Peace and Freedom Magazine (July/August 1989) -- available on request from Wellesley Centers for Women

The Windows & Mirrors of Your Child's Bookshelf by Grace Lin (TED, January 2016)



Websites, Institutions, & Journals

Border Crossers 






Books

Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Umoja Noble. (NYU Press, 2018)

I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown. (Convergent Books, 2018)

So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo. (Seal Press, 2018) 

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. (Nation Books, 2016)

Unapologetic by Charlene Carruthers. (Beacon Press, 2018)

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. (Elephant Room Press, 2014)

What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy by Robin DiAngelo. (Peter Lang Inc., 2012) 

Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele. (W.W. Norton & Company, 2011)

"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum (Perseus, 2003)  

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk (R&L Education, 2010)




This is a living document that we expect (and hope) will change as we all learn more and as we hear more from our colleagues.