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Closed for Independence Day

 July 3rd and 4th 2020

All libraries in the region will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th, for Independence Day. 

All Athens Regional Library System branches’ buildings remain closed to the public at this time. We now offer curbside holds pickup and are accepting returns in our book drops, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at most branches. Please contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update you as more information becomes available.

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Resources That Promote Equity

current events resourcesThe Athens Regional Library System embraces diversity, inclusion, and social justice. These are a part of our organizational values and at the heart of our public services. We support the members of our communities who are in pain, those who are on a quest to educate themselves around the issues of race, and those wondering how to talk with children and young people about these issues. To help with those endeavors, we have developed the following list of resources. We will be adding to this list as the days go by. Much like the challenging events our communities have experienced over the last three months, the Library believes that we are in this together, and together we will see our way through.

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BOOKS OWNED BY ATHENS REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT OR HOLD

Adult

NONFIC 025.0425 NOBLE

Algoritms of oppression: how search engines reinforce racism

NONFIC 303.385 EBERHARD

Biased : uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, thin

NONFIC 305.2421 OUR

Our black sons matter : mothers talk about fears, sorrows, and hopes

NONFIC 305.8 DIANGELO

White fragility: why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism

NONFIC 305.8 EDDO-LOD

Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race

NONFIC 305.8009 ANDERSON

White rage : the unspoken truth of our racial divide

NONFIC 305.8009 COATES

Between the world and me

NONFIC 305.8009 DYSON

Tears we cannot stop : a sermon to white America

NONFIC 305.8009 GUO

Tell me who you are : sharing our stories of race, culture, and identity

NONFIC 305.8009 IRVING

Waking up white: and finding myself in the story of race

NONFIC 305.8009 KEND

Stamped from the Beginning: The definitive history of racist ideas in America,

NONFIC 305.8009 KENDI

How to be an antiracis

NONFIC 305.8009 OLUO

So you want to talk about race

NONFIC 305.8009 SLAVERY

Slavery's descendants : shared legacies of race and reconciliation

NONFIC 305.8009 YANCY

Backlash : what happens when we talk honestly about racism in America

NONFIC 305.809 SAAD

Me and white supremacy: combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor

NONFIC 305.896 FIRE

The fire this time: a new generation speaks about race

NONFIC 305.896 LOWERY

They can't kill us all : Ferguson, Baltimore, and a new era in America's racial justice movement

NONFIC 323.092 KAHN-CUL

When they call you a terrorist

NONFIC 323.092 MCKESSON

On the other side of freedom: the case for hope,

NONFIC 323.1196 HOW

How we fight white supremacy : a field guide to Black resistance

NONFIC 363.2308 TAIBBI

I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street

NONFIC 364.3496 HATTERY

Policing Black bodies : how Black lives are surveilled and how to work for change

NONFIC 364.973 ALEXANDE

The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

NONFIC 364.973 CRUMP

Open season: legalized genocide of colored people

NONFIC 371.8299 LOVE

We want to do more than survive : abolitionist teaching and the pursuit of educational freedom

NONFIC 791.4502 NOAH

Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

Childrens

J REYNOLDS

As Brave As You

JB TRUTH

My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth

JB WOODSON

Brown Girl Dreaming

JE BEATY

Knock, Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me

JE BYERS

I Am Enough

JE CALDECOT ALEXANDE

The Undefeated

JE HOFFMAN

Amazing Grace

JE LEE

Giant Steps to Change the World

JE NELSON

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

JE PENFOLD

All Are Welcome

JE PINKNEY

Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation

JE WOODSON

The Other Side

JNF 305.8009 LESTER

Let’s Talk About Race

JNF 782.4216 LEVY

We Shall Overcome

JNF 791.4502 NOAH

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

JNF 973.0496 SMITH

28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World

Teens

YA 305.4201 RICH

Girls resist! : a guide to activism, leadership, and starting a revolution

Kaelyn Rich

YA 305.8009 REYNOLDS

Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you

YA 320.083 JOHNSON

How I resist : activism and hope for a new generation

ed. Maureen Johnson

YA 363.2308 BEHNKE

Racial profiling : everyday inequality

Alison Behnke

YA 364.1555 SLATER

The 57 Bus

Dashka Slater

YA B STEVEN

Just mercy : adapted for young adults : a true story of the fight for justice

Bryan Stevenson

YA GRAPHIC 328.7309 LEWIS (V1, V2, V3)

March (Three Volume Series)

John Lewis

YA LATHAM

Dreamland Burning

Jennifer Latham

YA Magoon

How It Went Down

Kekla Magoon

YA Reynolds

All American Boys

Jason Reynolds

YA RHODES

Ghost Boy

Jewell Parker Rhodes

YA Stone

Dear Martin

Nic Stone

YA Terry

Black Card

Chris Terry

YA Thomas

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

Virtual Storytime

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Ereads Kids - Ebooks for Kids

GALILEO: Georgia's Virtual Library

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