Interested in books and content that feed your curiosity and desire to dive into the work of equity, diversity and inclusion? Here are books our members and PTA leaders recommended during an open discussion in 2021.

Please note that these recommendations came from fellow PTA leaders and posting this is list not meant as an endorsement by Thirty-Third District PTA. We invite you to learn more about how PTA is building a more inclusive community visiting the National PTA website.

  • How To Be an Anti-Racist, Ibram Kendi
  • The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein
  • The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
  • White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
  • Ghosts in the Schoolyard, Eve Ewing
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, Carol Anderson
  • My Grandmother’s Hands, Resmaa Menakem
  • We Going to Be Alright, Jeff Chang
  • A More Beautiful and Terrible History, Jeanne Theoharis
  • We Want to Do More than Survive, Bettina Love
  • Dying of Whiteness, Jonathan Metzl
  • Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  • Not Light but Fire, Matthew R. Kay
  • Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, Lisa Delpit
  • All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors, Tyrone C. Howard, Patrick Camangian, Earl J. Edwards, Andrea C. Minkoff
  • Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon
  • The Souls of Black Folk, W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Behold the Dreamers – Imbolo Mbue
  • Creating Love by John Bradshaw
  • Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
  • I’m Not Dying Beside You Tonight, Kimberly Jones
  • The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett

Podcasts

  • Nice White Parents Podcast by the New York Times
  • The United States of Anxiety
  • Hidden Brain
  • Code Switch
  • Made to Fail