Books, movies and music give us a window into other people’s lives, and allow us to explore someone’s story that is different than your own. Below you will find a variety of recommendations from Richland Library staff. Looking for additional resources on Race, Equity and Inclusion? Call 803.799.9084 for personalized assistance. 

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#OwnVoices: Ghost Boys

The present and past collide in this children's novel about race, fighting for justice, and how the two impact young people.

Jul 29 6:30 p.m.

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Let's Talk Race

Richland Library is bringing back its popular Let's Talk Race series on Wednesday, July 29 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 

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iRead: Black History is America's History

iRead features the best ebooks, eaudiobooks and print books for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

Black history is America's history and it's a history that each American should know.    

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iRead: Holding Tight to Family

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

Celebrate family with Lil Alan, the Gaither sisters and the Watsons by sharing their stories, their connection and their love.

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DIY Storytime: Get Up, Stand Up

Curated storytimes that families can share at home with an ebook (Get Up, Stand Up)songs and poems ( Funga Alafia; Warrior; and I Love You Too) and activities (Making Space: Speak Up; Chalk Your Walk; and Yard Signs).

 

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iRead: Coming-of-Age Stories for Tweens, Teens & Adults

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff. 

Delve into these stories of growing up and self-discovery set in a world filled with judgment and possibility.  

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iRead: Let's Talk Race for Children & Families

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

When it comes to children, adults have the opportunity, through literature and stories, to help children form attitudes which support equity and inclusion, so we have not only an opportunity, but an obligation, to share books reflecting the black experience and written by black authors, with children.

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iRead: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

"May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States."--The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, apaics.org

 

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iRead: Searching for Home

iRead features the best ebooks and eaudiobooks for children and teens curated by the Children's Room and Teen Center staff.  

In these stories, religious differences or war drive each of these young women away from the country they know and force them to find a new home.