Bibliographies in Social Justice

Social Justice Resources 

This is a collective effort to provide resources from, Information Professionals inn various area of Social Justice, so add to this by contacting DICE co-leaders on the SLA member Connect site.  This resource is a product of labour by many folks, we thank them for their effort and we have attempted to cite or list creators of these resources.  These resources lead you to works that are created by even more folks that have added to our understanding of these issues and the actions behind them.

Please use and add to these bibliographies, resource kits, LibGuides, directories, and more; all focused on LIS and social justice!






Bibliographies in Social Justice

Resource of compiled Bibliographies in Social Justice
[If not obtaining these titles from your local Public Library, consider purchases from Black-owned bookstores. 
These are some resources to find the Black-owned bookstores near you :
African American Literature Book Club  or Libro - Black-Owned Bookstores to Support Right Now (and Always)
If you are looking generally for Independent bookstores to support, note that in addition to the American Booksellers Association, there are eight regional trade associations that provide programming, education, and support for independent booksellers.  Links to those Associations are here. ]

Anti-Racist Reading List by Categories
This Twitter post was created by Victoria Alexander (@victoriaalxndr), Program Coordinator of Salem State University's Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Diversity LEAD.  In this visual suggestion list, Alexander suggests "unlearning and relearning through literature as just one good jumping off point". The suggested readings are presented  as "anti-racist reading list into sections" that include: Anti-Racist Starter Kit; Anti-Racist Intermediate Kit; Anti-Racist Topic Specifics; Anti-Racist Lit; Bios, Non-fiction, novels, personal narratives; Anti-Racist Lit - Black Feminism; Anti Racist List Black LGBTQ+; and Anti-Racist lit Black Centered Fiction.
To expand your learning Alexander also created this regularly updated document "to be used as a resource for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of anti-racism and get involved to combat racism, specifically as it relates to anti-Blackness and police violence." :

Black Excellence in LIS Syllabus
Compiled by @tttkay, this list is open for anyone to contribute to.

Black Lives Matter 
Created by independent (crowdfunded & women-of-color-owned) bookstore Kew and Willow Books in New York City.
A rotating list of titles that are currently available to help you and your children understand the movement.

Books - UC Berkeley Division of Equity and Inclusion
Created by UC Berkeley Office of the Vice Chancellor: Equity & Inclusion.  Books and more on topics related to equity, inclusion, access, and diversity. There are also additional guides to podcasts, video, art, and more.

Books Matter - Children's Literature
Anti-Defimation League’s collection address issues of identity, bias and bullying. Our featured books come with discussion guides for teachers and parents.

Disrupting Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship: A Reading List
Developed by Karla J. Strand, DPhil, MLIS, Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian, University of Wisconsin System.  This bibliography is number 89 in the series “Bibliographies in Gender and Women’s Studies,” published by the University of Wisconsin System Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian.  This bibliography contains citations and links (when available) to resources focused on race, racism, and disrupting whiteness and white supremacy in libraries. Particular emphasis is placed on the field of library and information science and librarianship as a profession. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Reading List
This Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Reading List has been developed to assist faculty, staff, and students in gaining understanding and appreciation of DEI issues in our society.  Developed in a partnership between the University of Missouri - Kansas City Division of Diversity and Inclusion and University of Missouri - Kansas City Libraries, this list shall be a “living document,” and suggestions of books to consider adding to the list are welcome and encouraged.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Reading Resources
Created by the University of California Global Health Institute.  Resources include Statements from UC Leadership, Anti-Racism Resources book list, articles, podcasts, and movies/tv shows/videos.  Additional links to Workshops, Trainings & Conferences, and Anti-Racism Guides & Tool-Kits.

Eye-Opening Books and Podcasts
From Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, in Berlin, CT, here are some eye-opening books and podcasts to help you on a journey towards social justice.

Feminist Reading Lounge + Resources
Feminist Reading Lounge features books and literature pertaining to intersectional feminism and women’s empowerment.

Litwin Books - Library Juice Press : Race & Ethnicity
Litwin Books - Library Juice Press : Social Justice

Litwin Books is an independent academic publisher of books about media, communication and the cultural record. We are interdisciplinary in scope and intention, and gather together works from a range of disciplines, including archival studies, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies, information studies, philosophy of technology, communications history, history of archives and libraries, and related fields. Our independence from larger institutions gives us the freedom to offer critical perspectives that cut against the grain, as well as occasionally to give a scholar free rein with a work that is outside their usual publishing stream.

With our Library Juice Press imprint we follow the same philosophy, publishing books that examine theoretical and practical issues in librarianship from a critical perspective, for an audience of professional librarians and students of library science.

Racial Justice in America: Some Reading Recommendations
The Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project was formed in the spring of 2020 by law school deans and members of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).  Washington and Lee Law Library collection that contribute context, insight, and proposals in the ongoing nationwide discussion of racial justice in America.

Scholarship Supporting the Fight Against Racism and Inequality
Taylor & Francis curated some of their relevant books and journals content in this area – much of it free to view or open access – and the editorial teams will continue to collaborate with scholars and experts to organize and publish an expanded reading list on this microsite.

Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List
by New York Public Library - Schomburg Center Staff
The 95 titles on the list represent books we and the public turn to regularly as activists, students, archivists, and curators, with a particular focus on books by Black authors and those whose papers we steward.

Social Justice Book List
NNSTOY - National Network of State Teachers of the Year & University of Phoenix 2017 series of booklists drawn from recommendations by State and National Teachers of the Year and Finalists for State Teacher of the Year. 
Edited by Katherine Bassett, Brett Bigham, and Laurie Calvert
Contributors: Revathi Balakrisnan, Katherine Bassett, Brett Bigham, Nate Bowling, Chad Miller, Shanna Peeples, John Tierney, Monica Washington, Abdul Wright and more than 60 State and National Teachers of the Year and Finalists

Tech, Data, Surveillance Reading List
Compiled by Melonie Fullick; see 
Includes works like:
Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code;
Terror, Insecurity and Liberty: Illiberal Practices of Liberal Regimes after 9/11;
The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement;
and dozens more.

Trans, Nonbinary and GNC Voices to Help you Celebrate Pride
by New York Public Library  - Jill Rothstein, Chief Librarian, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Whether you are looking for stories you can relate to, books to help you learn more about trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) friends and family, diverse titles to broaden your understanding of our city and community, or just a fun, romantic, or educational read.

The Zora Canon (on Medium as of January 2020)
The ZORA Canon, our list of the 100 greatest books ever written by African American women, is one of a kind, yet it exists within a rich cultural tradition.  Celebrating more than 150 years of African American literature with 100 books written by African American women.
The ZORA editors assembled a blue-ribbon panel of authorities on African American women’s literature, asked them for their selections, then worked with them to vet and shape the final list.  The result is a list of 100 masterworks, spanning 160 years of African American women’s literature, divided into sections from pre-emancipation to the present, including fiction and nonfiction, novels, plays, anthologies, and poetry collections and ranging in subject matter from the historical to the personal (and sometimes both at once). Taken together, the works don’t just make up a novel canon; they form a revealing mosaic of the Black American experience during the time period. They’re also just great reads.  Finally, to complement the canon, ZORA editors and contributors compiled “The Next Generation,” a list of 10 up-and-coming African American women writers we believe are likely to make their own indelible mark.