San Rafael Public Library

Recommended books, websites, movies, and videos to support learning about race and doing anti-racist work. This list is far from exhaustive, but we hope it provides a good introduction and launchpad to more resources. All these resources are either free or available using your library card.

Books Available From the Library

For Youth:

  • #BlackJoy: Picture books featuring everyday stories about Black children living their lives joyfully.
  • Anti-Racist Picture Books: Kids are never too young to talk about race. Here are some books to start the conversation.
  • Anti-Racist Books for Middle Schoolers: Fiction and Nonfiction titles for middle schoolers about African diasporic experiences and how to be anti-racist.

For Adults:

Online Resources For White Parents: Raising Anti-Racist Youth




Organizations to Follow On Social Media




Films and TV Series Available From the Library

  • American Promise: DVD | Hoopla
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975: DVD
  • Crown Heights: DVD | Hoopla
  • Blindspotting: DVD
  • Clemency: DVD
  • Dear White People (movie): DVD
  • Dear White People (tv series): DVD
  • Fruitvale Station: DVD
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin documentary): DVD | Hoopla | Kanopy
  • Policing the Police (PBS/Frontline): Kanopy
  • The Talk: Race in America (PBS): DVD | Kanopy
  • White Like Me: Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America: DVD | Kanopy
  • Whose Streets? An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising: DVD | Hoopla | Kanopy
  • Downtown Library

    Curbside Pickup Hours (by appointment only)
    Sun: closed
    Mon, Tues, Weds: 10-4
    Thurs: 12-6
    Fri & Sat: 10-4

    (415) 485-3323

    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Curbside Pickup Hours (appointment & walk-up)
    Sat, Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues: 10-4
    Weds & Thurs: 12-6
    Fri: 10-4

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

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    Currently Closed

    (415) 485-3323

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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