Engaging in Racial Equity Conversations
through Reflective YA Literature
Day 1. The Current State of Representation...
Collective Thoughts + Reactions...
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds + Brendan Kiely
Day 2. The Silence of our Friends...
Initial Understanding: Race = Power + Prejudice
Systems: Criminal Justice, Housing, Healthcare, Education, etc.
Visit Race: The Power of an Illusion.
Optional Reading: Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. "Race is the son of racism, not the father."
2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium Presentation. [Quick beginning only!]
Individual 'Work/Play': Take Harvard’s Project Implicit bias test.
For Reading: Creating the Space To Talk About Race in Your School.