At RISE, we understand that fighting racism starts with us as individuals -- and so, as a company and a team we started sharing and compiling resources and books with each other to help better educate ourselves because we believe that Black Lives Matter and, we want to do the work and try to figure out how to be a part of the efforts combating racism in our country. We know we’re early in our learning journey. And as we learn, we wanted to share with you, too. 
These suggestions were collected via recommendations from our friends, family, and the broader community. The list includes books for ourselves as individuals, as well as books for children for the parents on our team who are thinking through how to talk about racism with their children, and how to raise anti-racist families. If you have resources that have been helpful in your fight to be anti-racist, please reach out and share them with us! We will continue to listen, to educate, and to commit ourselves to the fight against systemic racism.
Books for adults:
  1. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
  2. Between the World and Me
  3. White Fragility
  4. Why We Can’t Wait
  5. How To Be an Antiracist
  6. So You Want to Talk About Race
  7. The Warmth of Other Suns
  8. I’m Still Here
  9. The New Jim Crow 
  10. Just Mercy
  11. White Awake
Books to read to your kids (under 6):
  1. A Kids Book About Racism
  2. Little People, BIG DREAMS - Rosa Parks
  3. Most People
  4. The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family
  5. Sulwe
  6. This Is How We Do It
  7. The Name Jar
  8. All Are Welcome
  9. I Am Enough
  10. Black Is a Rainbow Color
  11. Ron’s Big Mission
  12. Black All Around!
  13. Skin Like Mine
Books for kids to read (ages 6-11):
  1. Malcolm Little
  2. Let It Shine
  3. Something Happened in Our Town
  4. The Other Side
  5. Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story
  6. Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
  7. I Am Not a Number
  8. Separate Is Never Equal
  9. Ghost Boys (kids over 10)
  10. Not My Idea

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