Together, starting with an open book, let's revisit America's racial history, examine our take on the present and work together to create a future that is bright and full of equal promise for everyone. Talking about race can be hard.  This list, in order by age from toddlers to teens, offers suggested resources to help people of all ages start a conversation about race, equality and social justice in America, throughout our history and in today's climate of change and resistance to change.  

There are many, many excellent books, videos, website and other resources available to help kids and adults, teachers and students, families and friends embrace the idea of speaking to one another openly and honestly about these tough subjects.

For other ideas on how to increase racial awareness, generate discussion and create positive action, the Oakland Public Library has compiled an exceptional resource: Listen, Learn, Participate: A #BlackLivesMatter Resource Series.