OverDrive has launched a new program to help libraries provide anti-racism and social justice titles for you to enjoy. The program, called Black Lives Matter: Community Read, is meant to focus on #ownvoices, with titles helping us to read, listen, learn, grow and expand our knowledge of race relations.
There are currently four titles being provided by OverDrive for simultaneous access, meaning no waiting or holds lines:
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (eBook and eAudiobook: available Monday, June 22 – Sunday, July 19)
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (eAudiobook: available Monday, June 15 – Wednesday, July 15)
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become A Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad (eBook: available Monday, June 22 – Sunday, July 19)
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijemoa Oluo (eAudiobook: available Monday, June 29 – Sunday, July 26)
These titles are only available for a few more weeks, but you can find more resources about anti-racism and diversity in our recent blog posts:
- How to Help Children Understand Anti-Racism and Diversity Through Books
- Educate. Engage. Activate. To End Racism.
- #BLM: 12 Online Resources to Learn about Racism
And recent lists in our catalogue:
- How to Be An Anti-Racist
- Documentaries on Racism, White Privilege, Identity, Race, and More.
- EPL Explores: Anti-Black Racism | Readings and Resources
And on OverDrive and OverDrive Kids: