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The SJND Miller Library's mission is to provide you with diverse resources to meet your information needs and curiosities; empower you to take initiative in furthering the depth and breadth of your education; teach you how to locate, access, evaluate, use, and properly cite information sources; and help you become a compassionate, discerning, and self-directed lifelong learner.
Online Resources & Tools
"We spent two weeks driving through the region where the U.S. and Mexico meet. We sought tales of people and of crossing. You may have heard the radio series. Here are a few more stories — in pictures, maps, words and numbers."
Dear Hearing People
"I made this video with Jules Dameron while I was in Austin for SXSW. Over the last few years I've learned that the hearing community has a lot of misconceptions about the Deaf community. I made this video to bring light on the situation and encourage people to communicate with one another." Sarah Snow
"Hate crimes and bias incidents are a national problem, but there’s no reliable data on their nature or prevalence. We’re collecting and verifying reports, building a database of tips for use by journalists, researchers and civil-rights organizations."
Racial Equity Tools
"This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.”
SJND Faith In Action Resources
Information regarding Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Volunteer Networks, and more.
Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture)
"Since the opening of the museum, the number one question people ask us is how to talk about race. Every year we've refined our signature
History Is A Weapon
Open access to current and historical works from The Diario of Christopher Columbus (1492) to A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
"Using objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice.”
"StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world."
American Civil Liberties Union
"The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and
"We protect the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all."
"At EmbraceRace, we identify, organize – and, as needed, create – the tools, resources, discussion spaces, and networks we need to meet 4 goals:
Human Rights Campaign
“The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization,
Southern Poverty Law Center
"The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Teaching for Change
"By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think
Learning for Justice
“Our mission is to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.
The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative
Their mission is "to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to family violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school."
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Topics)
"In this section, you will find information and resources to learn more about the Church, what the Church teaches, and how to grow in your faith."
Anti-Bias Education Resources
"How to Provide a Multicultural Education" (Baylor University)
Includes "14 Tips for Incorporating Multicultural Education Strategies in the Classroom"
Anti-bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves
"This popular and trusted NAEYC [National Association for the Education of Young Children] resource is revised and researched with practical guidance
Avoiding Racial Equity Detours
"Students experiencing racism can’t
wait for schools to move at their
own pace and comfort level."
Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education
This open access publication is "organized into four sections: Instruction, Classroom Culture, Family and Community Engagement, and Teacher Leadership.
Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy
"Muhammad provides probing, self-reflective questions for teachers, leaders, and teacher educators as well as sample culturally
En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students
"As the largest group of bilinguals in the U.S., bilingual Latinx students need teachers to not just welcome them into their classrooms,
Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students
"With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood . . . and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
"Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more
Identifying Race and Transforming Whiteness in the Classroom
"Coming from diverse backgrounds, the contributors in this volume draw on their own well-examined experiences of race, racism, and whiteness
Making Meaning of Whiteness: Exploring Racial Identity with White Teachers
"Considering that 80 percent of all teachers in this country are white and the student population continues to become more and more diverse,
Not Light, but Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom
"Inspired by Frederick Douglass's abolitionist call to action, “it is not light that is needed, but fire” Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead students through the most difficult race conversations. "
Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference
"Most schools fail to act on racial microaggressions because the stress of negotiating such conflicts is extremely high due to fears of incompetence,
Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice
"[P]rovides a balance of theoretical, political, and practical articles encouraging readers to think, act, and teach about the racial and ethnic aspects of multiculturalism in productive ways."
Subtractive Schooling: U.S. - Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring
"Valenzuela argues that schools subtract resources from youth in two major ways: firstly by dismissing their definition of education
Undoing Whiteness in the Classroom: Critical Educational Teaching Approaches for Social Justice Activism
"Undoing Whiteness in the Classroom is a comprehensive effort to bring together, in one volume, educultural practices and teaching
"In a new preface, [Vivian Paley] reflects on the way that even simple terminology can convey unintended meanings and show a speaker's blind spots."
Subject-Specific Resources for Educators
English Language Arts
Readings for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Sexism, Anti-Semitism, Heterosexism, Classism, and Ableism
"The reader contains a mix of short personal and theoretical essays as well as entries designed to challenge students to take action to end oppressive behavior and to affirm diversity and racial justice."
Teach for Joy and Justice: Re-imagining the Language Arts Classroom
"Part autobiography, part curriculum guide, part critique of today's numbing standardized mandates, this book sings with hope-born of Christensen's more than 30 years as a classroom teacher, language arts specialist, and teacher educator."
Reading, Writing, and Rising Up
"A trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms"
We Need Diverse Books
"Putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children."
The 57 Bus by
Call Number: 364.1555092279466 SLATER
Publication Date: 2017-10-17
Far from the Tree by
Call Number: 362.40830973 SOLOMON
Publication Date: 2017-07-25