Book Recommendations from the Mosaic Center

For Children

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiah

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged! By Jody Nyasha Warner and Richard Rudnicki

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham

For Teens

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

When You Ask Me Where I’m Going by Jasmin Kaur

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson

A Few Drops of Red: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Clare Hartfield

For Adults

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to be White by Daniel Hill

Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Other Media Options

“13th” – documentary on Netflix

“The Color of Fear”- documentary available on Vimeo

Truths Table – podcast

Pass the Mic – podcast

The Integrated Schools – podcast