Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s mission is to improve lives and build a stronger community. Our staff provides resources, space, information and materials to everyone in our community. Everyone is welcome in our libraries.
In late spring 2020, people across the city, state, nation and world gather in large and small groups to protest the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of systemic racism and injustice. The Library is committed to providing resources to facilitate conversations and encourage all voices to be heard. Here is a brief listing of the materials that explore social injustice and race relations:
- Books about Race, Equality and Social Issues (for older children and teens)
- Social Justice Book Club Kits
- Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi, author of “How to Be an Antiracist”
- Online Books to Understand Racism and White Supremacy
- Books for Talking with Children about Race
- Activism for Children
- Watch Us Protest: Teens and Activism
- Anti-Racism and Awareness
- How to Talk About Race
- Inclusive Conversations
- Picture Books featuring African American Boys
There are many more. Explore the full catalog here, searchable by subject or keyword.
Your support allows Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to quickly respond to unplanned needs with timely and relevant resources. Please consider making a gift to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation to continue this important work.