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A deeper understanding: justice and civil rights

We understand our community is hurting right now. As your library, we hear you. We are here to fulfill one of our core roles by providing our residents resources offering a deeper understanding of racial injustice and civil rights in our country.

If you’re looking for resources to better understand how we got to this current moment, we invite you to check out a variety of items. No card? We offer a Digital Services Card to get you into our online collection.

Some of these titles can be located in our electronic resources, some are physical items you can request for curbside pickup at our locations. If you’d like to recommend an addition to our collection, we take your suggestions.

If you need help with these or any other resources, please contact us at 574-522-5669 or at reference@myepl.org 

We wish all of our community members safety and peace.

BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad EPL Book Overdrive eBook eAudiobook
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo EPL Book Hoopla Audiobook
White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo EPL Book Overdrive ebook Audiobook
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates EPL Book Overdrive eBook Audiobook Hoopla 
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi EPL Book Overdrive eBook
Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth EPL Book Overdrive eBook Hoopla
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine EPL Book Hoopla Audiobook
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson EPL Book Overdrive Audiobook
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander EPL Book Hoopla ebook Overdrive ebook RBDigital Audiobook
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi EPL Book Hoopla Audiobook Overdrive ebook
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein EPL Book RBDigital Audiobook
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson EPL Book Overdrive eBook
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois EPL Book Hoopla Audiobook
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn EPL Book Hoopla Audiobook
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin EPL Book Overdrive Audiobook
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors EPL Book Hoopla Audiobook
Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr EPL Book Overdrive eBook eAudiobook
Unapologetic by Charlene A Carruthers Overdrive eBook eAudiobook
The Myth of Equality by Ken Wytsma EPL Book Hoopla ebook & eAudiobook
How We Get Free by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Hoopla ebook & eAudiobook
The Myth of the American Dream by D. L. Mayfield Hoopla ebook & eAudiobook
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown EPL Book Overdrive eBook
What Does It Mean to Be White: Developing White Racial Literacy by Robin DiAngelo EPL Book
Conversations in Black: On Politics, Power and Leadership by Ed Gordon EPL Book
An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz EPL Book
How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance by Akiba Solomon EPL Book
Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler EPL Book
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon Young EPL Book
They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a new Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery EPL Book
How To Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M. Fleming EPL Book
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji EPL Book
Good Talk Mira Jacob EPL Book
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson EPL Book

BEST SELLERS BASED ON TRUE WORLD ISSUES 
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Overdrive
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Hoopla Overdrive
Passing by Nella Larsen RBDigital Audiobook
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Overdrive
The Color Purple by Alice Walker Hoopla
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Overdrive eBook Audiobook
Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates Overdrive eBook Audiobook
Home by Toni Morrison Overdrive

DOCUMENTARIES
Say Her Name: The Life & Death of Sandra Bland DVD
I am Not Your Negro Hoopla & DVD
Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise Hoopla & DVD
Whose Streets? Hoopla & DVD
Color of Justice Hoopla
Policing the Police Hoopla & DVD
P.S. I Can’t Breathe Hoopla
The Talk: Race in America DVD
Central Park Five Hoopla & DVD

MOVIES
Sorry to Bother You DVD
Blackkklansman DVD
The Hate U Give DVD
Do the Right Thing DVD
Just Mercy DVD
Fences DVD
Fruitvale Station DVD
12 Years a Slave DVD
Get Out DVD
If Beale Street could talk DVD
Selma DVD
Spark DVD
Dear White People DVD & Season 1 DVD
American History X DVD
Imitation of Life DVD