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.

Resources Related to the AAPI Experience

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
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