Resources for Racial Equity and Anti-Racism

"In the last couple of weeks, our community and others across the country have been rocked by protests and demonstrations following the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and James Scurlock here in Omaha. As your local librarians, our job is to help you find information and learn about the world through reading and information resources," said Readers & Writers Librarian Erin Duerr in a special mini episode of OPL's weekly podcast, The Book Drop, focused on racial equity and civic engagement.

OPL librarians created book lists, recorded a podcast, and culled community resources to help patrons find information to educate themselves, facilitate conversations, and combat racial injustice. 


Omaha Picks: Racial Equity

Learn about unconscious bias, increase your empathy, and begin to combat racial injustice.




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Omaha Picks: Racial Equity Books for Teens

This list of books can help facilitate conversations about race and racism with your teens.



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Omaha Picks: Racial Equity Books for Kids

This list of books can help facilitate conversations about race and racism with your children.



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Omaha Picks: Fiction for Black Lives Matter

Reading fiction has been shown to increase empathy and understanding of other people's lives. If you need a break from non-fiction, check out one of these titles as a way to grow your knowledge of the black experience.



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Listen to a special mini episode of The Book Drop where the team shares books, tools and resources around racial equity, anti-racism and civic engagement. All resources mentioned can be found in the list below.


The Book Drop | Racial Equity & Civic Engagement

The Book Drop is a weekly podcast from Omaha Public Library that explores topics related to our community, libraries and the joy of reading. Here are all the books, organizations and resources (plus extras) we talked about in Mini Episode: Racial Equity & Anti-Racism



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