Multimedia resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Resources

The Path to Reconciliation must include life-long learning. Mission Reconcile is gathering a growing list of resources to support you in your journey of understanding the history of racism, its impact, and your own responsibility in dismantling it within your spheres of influence.

Books to Read:

We encourage you to purchase books from local retailers whenever possible.  You can search for local bookstores to see if these titles are available close to you.

If the books you want are not available locally, please visit smile.amazon.com and choose “Mission Reconcile” as your charity of choice. A percentage of your purchase will go to support our mission.

  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • Be the Bridge by LaTasha Morrison
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Tatum
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (also a movie)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice by Eric Mason
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature by Jacqueline Goldsby
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt
  • Wilmington’s Life: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino
  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Young Adult

 

  • The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas (also a movie)
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham – Christopher Paul Curtis (also a movie)
  • The Everlasting Rose – Dhonielle Clayton (Book #1 of The Belles Series)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee (also a movie)
  • The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • Dreamland Burning – Jennifer Latham
  • March – Congressman John Lewis (Graphic Novel Series)
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman – Ernest J. Gaines (also a movie)
  • Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
  • A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest Gaines
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Taking Up Space – Chelsea Kwakye
  • All American Boys – Jason Reynolds

Movies/Films/Documentaries to Watch:

  • Selma (streaming free via Netflix)
  • The Hate U Give (also a book)
  • Crash
  • Just Mercy (also a book)
  • Black Panther
  • Marshall
  • Selma
  • 13th
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • When They See Us
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Fruitvale Station
  • 41 Shots
  • Hidden Figures
  • 1965 Debate
  • America Inside Out
  • Becoming
  • Let It Fall
  • Secret Life of Bees

Podcasts to Listen to:

Behind the Seen Podcast

“Still Processing” with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morrison

Seeing White

Code Switch

Jemele Hill is Unbothered

Here to Slay

This is just the beginning and we welcome suggestions! Please send your suggestions to team@iamareconciler.org.

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