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Resources for Learning

Updated: Jul 28

Here is a list of books, articles, movies, and podcast – all about RACE! Some are for kids, and some for adults. It is by no means exhaustive; it’s just a sampling to get you started - or keep you going! We live in an age when life-long learning is not only possible, but relatively easy. Take some time to listen to and learn from others.

General Conversations

1. Podcast Series: Let's Talk: conversations on race, hosted by Nicole Doyley

2. Youtube series: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, by Emmanuel Acho

3. Article: Unconscious Bias: what is it and can it be eliminated? By Hannah Devlin

4. Book: Caste: the origins of our discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

5. Book: The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson

6. Book: Why Are the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, and other conversations about race, by Dr. Beverly Tatum.

7. Book: Some of my Best Friends are Black: the strange story of integration in America by Tanner Colby.

8. Book: Stamped from the Beginning: the definitive history of racists ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi.

9. Book: A Call to Conscience: the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

10.Book: The Autobiography of Malcolm X: as told to Alex Haley

11.Ten Black Authors Everyone Should Read.

12.Books by black authors and illustrators (kids and adults)

Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

1. Podcast: Ahmaud Arbery and Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System, Nicole Doyley and John Bradley

2. Podcast: Racial Bias in Sentencing and Incarceration and Defunding the Police, Nicole Doyley and John Bradley Book: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander.

3. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Bryan Stevenson. The movie or the book!

4. Article: There's Overwhelming Evidence that the Criminal Justice System is Racist. Here's Proof.

5. Article: More Studies Showing Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System.

6. Study: "Report to the United Nations on Racial Disparities in the US Criminal Justice System."

For or About Kids

We have to intentionally teach our kids to embrace people from racial and ethnic backgrounds different from their own. They will not learn this by default.

1. Article: Teaching Kids about Racial Diversity, by Nicole Doyley

2. Article: The Day My Son Was Never Goose, by Nicole Doyley

3. Podcast: The Talk: talking to our white and Black children about race, Nicole Doyley and April Randolph

4. Podcast: How to Raise Anti-Racist Kids. Dr. Nzinga Harrison

5. Book: Stamped. Racism, Antiracism and You, by Ibram X Kendi and Jason Reynolds. This is the young readers version of the original Stamped. (For tweens and teens)

6. 100 Race Conscious Things to Say to Your Child.

7. 10 Tips on Talking to Kids about Race and Racism, by Karen Tao

8. Book: Raising White Kids: bringing up children in a racially unjust America, by Jennifer Harvey

9. Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk about Race. by Katrina Michie

10.13 Children's Books with Strong Black Characters

11.Children's books about slavery.

12.Children's books about the Civil Rights Movement

13.Children's book about famous black Americans and black culture

14.Books celebrating Black joy by Black authors and illustrators


1. Ruby Bridges (ok for kids)

2. Something the Lord Made (ok for older kids)

3. Gifted Hands (ok for older kids)

4. The Great Debaters (ok for older kids)

5. Hidden Figures (ok for kids)

6. The Butler (ok for older kids)

7. The Tuskegee Airmen (ok for older kids)

8. Harriet (ok for kids)

9. Green Book (ok for older kids)

10. Remember the Titans (ok for kids)

11. Amistad (adults)

12. Malcolm X (adults)

13. Just Mercy (adults)

14. When They See Us (adults)

15. Selma (adults)

16. Twelve Years a Slave (adults)

17. Glory (adults)

18. A Time to Kill (adults)

19. The Hurricane (adults)

20. The 1619 Project - Hulu series or Book (for adults)

Christian Resources/Race and the Church

1. Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope, by Esau McCaulley

2. Josey Johnson’s Hair and the Holy Spirit, A children’s book by Esau McCaulley.

3. How to Fight Racism: courageous Christianity and the journey towards racial justice, by Jemar Tisby.

4. The Color of Compromise: the truth about the American church's complicity in racism, by Jemar Tisby.

5. White Awake: an honest look at what it means to be white by Daniel Hill

6. White Lies: 9 ways to expose and resist the racial systems that divide us, by Daniel Hill

7. Tell Me the Dream Again: reflections on family, ethnicity and the sacred work of belonging, by Tasha Jun

8. I Won’t Shut Up: finding your voice when the world tries to silence you, by Ally Henny.

9. Interview between Steven Furtick and John Gray about the church's role in being the bridge in racial reconciliation.

10.Podcast: Black History for White People

11.Podcast: Courageous Christianity and the Future of the Multiracial Church, Nicole Doyley and Dr. Jemar Tisby

12.Podcast: Inner City Violence and the Power of the Black Church, Nicole Doyley and Pastor Melvin Cross, Jr.

13.Podcast: Race and the Church, Nicole Doyley and Dr. Christopher House


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