Last summer, upset by police violence against people of color, teens gathered for a virtual conversation about Black Lives Matter, co-facilitated by TAG members and staff from the library, Ozone House, Corner Health Center and UNIFIED-HIV Health and Beyond. Inspired to continue the conversation and engage more teens, TAG created a Black Lives Matter book list and informative posters you’ll find below. Now we added a Stop Asian Hate book list too. Check back for more updates!
As our country witnesses and tries to make sense of racism and violence against people of color, each of us copes with the what we see in the media and how we experience these situations in different ways.
With more than 4.3 billion people speaking nearly 2,300 languages across Asia, it is nearly impossible to cover the vast number of ethnicities that make up the largest continent in one book list. We have tried to give a small glimpse of the Asian and Asian American experience through these books written by Asian, Asian American and Pacific Island author.
We hope you’ll use them and then continue to learn more so as a country we stop Asian hate.
Book list curated by Ayesha; graphic design by Amelia.
January’s Teen Subscription pack came with a copy of the Washtenaw Reads book–All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.
Whether you read it and wanted to read other similar books, or you’re interested in Black Lives Matter and social justice but would rather read a graphic novel, check out TAG’s anti-racist reading list for ideas.
See something you want to read? Make a request for curbside pickup, or choose the eBook!
Book list curated by Ayesha; graphic design of BLM posters by Rahimat.
Have you struggled with how to talk to your family or peers at school about race and racism? Try some tips compiled by TAG members to help you share what you’re learning with others who might not be receptive.
Tips compiled by Tess and Reem from Race Forward.
Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and not prejudged no matter what you look like, believe or wear.
Join TAG in checking your biases and being open to getting to know new people. Young women who wear hijab engage in all types of activities–like karate and boxing–to name two sports played by hijab-wearing teens on the advisory!
Artwork by Ayesha.
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