In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd and in a moment of national reckoning around the violence against Black Americans, the Butte College Library has pulled together a reading list on racial justice and anti-racism resources that are available in e-book format. In the May 31st message to campus, Butte College President, Dr. Samia Yaqub states,
This reading list is a starting place to find resources that speak to racial justice, racial equity, and anti-racism. This guide is by no means exhaustive and is limited to items that the Butte College Library is able to provide remote access for since the library was closed in 2020. Just click on the link, log in with your MyBC ID, and start reading. Now that the library is open again, there are many more books available.
Please also see the Butte College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website for a list of resources including books, articles, videos and more. If you know of a related book that you would like the Library to purchase you can suggest it here.
The top of the list, of course, has to be occupied by 2021's Book In Common: There There, by Tommy Orange. Check out the Book in Common guide for more information!
Image Credit: Alma's Flower Garden (1970) Alma Woodsey Thomas
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