OverDrive has made 3 books concerning racism available to all libraries without waitlists or holds for a community read on Black Lives Matter. The books will be available for immediate use by all patrons through mid-July.
Please see the OverDrive announcement for more information on the Community Read.
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Audiobook simultaneous use
Named one of the Most Influential Books of the Last 20 Years by the Chronicle of Higher Education and winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction, Alexander’s critically acclaimed book examines racial disparities through the lens of mass incarceration.
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Ebook and audiobook simultaneous use
This bestselling young adult novel follows Starr, a Black teenager caught between the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these two worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F Saad
Ebook simultaneous use
This New York Times bestseller published in January 2020 is based on the viral #meandwhitesupremacy Instagram challenge and provides a framework for readers to dismantle the privilege within themselves.