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  • Down [downloadable ebook]

    Down2007

    by Norah McClintock

    (63)

    Summary: After serving time for assault, Remy must learn to control his anger.

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  • How to be an antiracist

    How to be an antiracist2019

    by Ibram X. Kendi

    (670)

    Summary: "The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it." Ibram X. Kendi's concept of anti-racism re-energizes and reshapes the conversation about racial...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 KEN

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • So you want to talk about race

    So you want to talk about race2018

    by Ijeoma Oluo

    (11,770)

    Summary: An actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Police brutality trials,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 OLU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • So you want to talk about race [eBook]

    So you want to talk about race2018

    by Ijeoma Oluo

    Summary: An actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Police brutality trials,...  more »

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  • Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice

    Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice2018

    by Lawrence Goldstone

    (86)

    Summary: On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 976.3 GOL YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Race in America

    Race in America2017

    Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 RAC 2017

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism

    Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism2005

    by James W Loewen

    (1,000)

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.55 LOE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • America's original sin : racism, white privilege, and the bridge to a new America

    America's original sin : racism, white privilege, and the bridge to a new America2016

    by Jim Wallis

    (909)

    Summary: America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 WAL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Black lives matter

    Black lives matter2019

    (2)

    Summary: In 2012, a seventeen-year-old African American boy named Trayvon Martin was murdered in cold blood by a neighborhood vigilante. When the murderer was acquitted, shock waves ran through African...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1196 BLA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Backfield boys

    Backfield boys2017

    by John Feinstein

    (224)

    Summary: When best friends Tom and Jason leave New York City for an elite, sports-focused boarding school in Virginia to play football, they find some coaches and teammates to be steeped in racism.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F FEINSTEIN

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Friday black
    Staff Pick

    Friday black2018

    by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

    (6,488)

    Summary: A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ADJEI-BRENYAH

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Naughts and Crosses

    Naughts and Crosses2005

    by Malorie Blackman

    Series: Naughts And Crosses Series

    (41,069)

    Summary: In a world where the pale-skinned Naughts are discriminated against by the politically and socially powerful dark-skinned Crosses, teenagers Callum--a Naught--and Sephy--a Cross--test whether their...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F BLACKMAN

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Jesse Owens [DVD]

    Jesse Owens2012

    Summary: Despite Jesse Owens's remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the athlete struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling to overcome its own deeply entrenched bias.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD B OWENS

    Location: DVDs Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Woodlawn [DVD]

    Woodlawn2016

    Summary: In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA WOODLAWN

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Woodlawn [Blu-ray]

    Woodlawn2016

    Summary: In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA WOODLAWN

    Location: Adult Displays - Checkout Desk Left

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Something happened in our town : a child's story about racial injustice

    Something happened in our town : a child's story about racial injustice2018

    by Marianne Celano

    (217)

    Summary: After discussing the police shooting of a local Black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates. Includes an...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: E CELANO

    Location: Picture Books

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The music of what happens

    The music of what happens2019

    by Bill Konigsberg

    (3,289)

    Summary: It is summer in Phoenix, and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help a Jordan, a fellow student in high school, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan's deceased father, and which may be the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F KONIGSBERG

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Green book [Blu-ray]

    Green book2019

    Summary: When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA GREEN

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

    copies in: 3 of 4 details

  • Green book [DVD]

    Green book2019

    Summary: When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA GREEN

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 4 of 5 details

  • Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

    Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans2015

    by Don Brown

    (7,509)

    Summary: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL BRO YA

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The March against Fear : the last great walk of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black power

    The March against Fear : the last great walk of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black power2017

    by Ann Bausum

    (117)

    Summary: Mississippi. 1966. On a hot June afternoon an African-American man named James Meredith set out to walk through his home state, intending to fight racism and fear with his feet. A seemingly simple...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1196 BAU YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The guest book

    The guest book2019

    by Sarah Blake

    (7,633)

    Summary: "A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph. The...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BLAKE

    Locations: New Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • The guest book [CD book] : a novel

    The guest book : a novel2019

    by Sarah Blake

    (7,429)

    Summary: "A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph. The...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK F BLAKE

    Location: New Adult CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Small great things : a novel

    Small great things : a novel2018

    by Jodi Picoult

    (214,969)

    Summary: "This stunning new novel is Jodi Picoult at her finest--complete with unflinching insights, richly layered characters, and a page-turning plot with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart. Ruth...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F PICOULT

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • Lovely war

    Lovely war2019

    by Julie Berry

    (3,344)

    Summary: "In the perilous days of World Wars I and II, the gods hold the fates -- and the hearts -- of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F BERRY

    Location: New YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ghost boys [eBook]

    Ghost boys2018

    by Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Summary: "After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till." -- Provided by publisher

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  • The Nickel boys : a novel

    The Nickel boys : a novel2019

    by Colson Whitehead

    (17,616)

    Summary: In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WHITEHEAD

    Location: New Adult Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 4 details

  • Where are you from?

    Where are you from?2019

    by Yamile Saied Mendez

    (389)

    Summary: "When a young girl is asked where she's from--where she's really from--she's no longer as she was. She decides to turn to her dear abuelo for some help with this ever-persistent question. But he...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: E MENDEZ

    Location: New Picture Books

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The Nickel boys [CD book] : a novel

    The Nickel boys : a novel2019

    by Colson Whitehead

    (17,616)

    Summary: In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK F WHITEHEAD

    Location: New Adult CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Biased : uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do

    Biased : uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do2019

    by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

    (805)

    Summary: You don't have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 303.385 EBE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lightning men : a novel

    Lightning men : a novel2017

    by Thomas Mullen

    Series: Darktown Series - #2

    (1,255)

    Summary: Officer Denny Rakestraw and "Negro Officers" Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in a rapidly changing Atlanta. It's 1950 and racial tensions are simmering as black families, including...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MULLEN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The hate u give [Blu-ray]

    The hate u give2019

    Summary: Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA HATE

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

    copies in: 2 of 3 details

  • The hate u give [DVD]

    The hate u give2019

    Summary: Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA HATE

    Locations: DVDs Drama, Hot Picks

    copies in: 6 of 6 details

  • A united kingdom [Blu-ray]

    A united kingdom2017

    Summary: Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA UNITED

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A united kingdom [DVD]

    A united kingdom2017

    Summary: Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA UNITED

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race

    The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race2016

    (4,322)

    Summary: In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most famous pieces: James Baldwin's 1962 "Letter to My Nephew," which was later...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.896 FIR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Midnight without a moon

    Midnight without a moon2017

    by Linda Williams Jackson

    Series: Rose Lee Carter

    (989)

    Summary: Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F JACKSON

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I am not your Negro [DVD]

    I am not your Negro2017

    Summary: Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a...  more »
  • The blood of Emmett Till

    The blood of Emmett Till2017

    by Timothy B. Tyson

    (4,810)

    Summary: "The event that launched the civil rights movement--the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till--now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.134 TIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Rest in power : the enduring life of Trayvon Martin

    Rest in power : the enduring life of Trayvon Martin2017

    by Sybrina Fulton

    (1,000)

    Summary: In alternating chapters, Martin's parents tell of their son's tragically foreshortened life. They provide insights into the cruel unresponsiveness of the police and hostility of the legal system, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.896 FUL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Art In the Barn
    October, 18th, 2019
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $15 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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