Anti Defamation League,

Asian American Justice Center

Breaking Prejudice-


Point Made Learning-

Teaching Tolerance






13, James Howe

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein    
All American Boys, Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson  

Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi
Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life, David Billings    
Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, Eddie Glaude Jr.    

I Want to Go to School! Brown vs. Board of Education, Carole Marsh

It's the Little Things: The Everyday Interactions That Get Under the Skin of Blacks and Whites, Lena Williams
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson

Leading Diverse Communities, Cherie R. Brown and George J. Mazza

Lesson from Little Rock, Terrence Roberts

Mighty Times, Teaching Tolerance
Monster, Walter Dean Myers

Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, Sheryll Cashin    

Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms, Dr. Richard Milner    
Racism Explained to My Daughter, Tahar Ben Jelloun
Reducing Prejudice and Stereotyping in Schools, Walter Stephan

Responding to Hate at School, Teaching Tolerance
Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas Blackmon
Small Great Things, Jodi Piccoult

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi
The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir, Ta-Nehesi Coates
The Children's March, Teaching Tolerance
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein

The Dreamkeepers, Gloria Ladson-Billings

The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class are Undermining the American Dream, Sheryll Cashin
The Fight For Equality: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement, Carole Marsh
The Freedom Writers, Erin Gruwell
The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America During the 1960’s, Peter Levy    
The Harvest of American Racism: The Political Meaning of Violence in the Summer of 1967, edited by Robert Shellow    
The History of White People, Nell Irivin Painter
The New Jim Crow: Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander.    
The Origin of Others, Toni Morrison    

The Story Of Civil Rights, Jim Kalish
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson    

We Can't Teach What We Don't Know, Gary R. Howard

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors

White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Race, Robin DiAngelo    
White Like Me, Tim Wise
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, Carol Anderson

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Beverly Daniel Tatum



Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages-

Confronting Racism Coalition- 

Crispus Attucks Association

Jane Elliott,

Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium  

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Race Matters Institute-

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity


Race: The Power of Illusion (PBS)

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Anti-Racism Project

Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow)

Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources

Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits

“Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie

Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials



Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity 

I Am Not Your Negro (documentary – trailer)  

Race: The Power of an Illusion (PBS series)

We All Have Racial Bias by Mamoudou N’Diaye


Racial Equity Impact Assessment Toolkit

Racial Equity Toolkit to Assess Policies, Initiatives, Programs, and Budget Issues, City of Seattle





All the Light I Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

Being the Other One: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs, Kate Strohm

Special Siblings, Mary McHugh

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin, Julia Finley Mosca 

Thicker Than Water: Essays by Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities, Don Meyer




Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Disability Rights (PA) -

Jan Accommodation Network 

National Business and Disability Council

National Center for Accessible Media

National Organization on Disability





Embracing Aging- York County Community Foundation  

Sloan Center on Aging and Work





Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Four Perfect Pebbles by Lila Perl

Maus 1 and 2 by Art Spiegelman (graphic novel)

Night, Elie Wiesel

Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender

The Devil’s Rithmetic by Jane Yole



Centre for Holocaust Education

Echoes and Reflections

Facing History and Ourselves

Yad Vashem- for Educators

USC Shoah Foundation- The Institute for Visual History and Education

Resources for Educators —

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Nazi Propaganda (for teachers)





Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, Carmen Ramos

The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in The United States, Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz



The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)

Latino Connection-

Latinos Unidos-

York County Hispanic Coalition-






On Being Different, Merle Miller

Rubyfruit Jungle, Rita Mae Brown

Sissy, Jacob Tobia

Speak Now, Kenji Yoshino

The Danish Girl, David Ebershoff

Tomorrow Will Be Different, Sarah McBride

We Are Everywhere, Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown

The Open Book Blog


Gender Spectrum

My Pronouns

National Center for Transgender Equality

Pronoun Island    

Safe Zone Project

LGBTQIA Resource Center of York/Equality Fest-

Advocates for Youth

Human Rights Campaign

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network,

Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays –

Trans Central PA

Alder Health Services:

American Civil Liberties Union PA Chapter:

Central PA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:

Equality PA:

LGBT Center of Central PA-






World Religions, David Self



American Jewish World Service –

Islamic Society of North America –

Jehovah’s Witnesses –

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice –

Questions and answers on Judaism, Christianity and Islam –

Understanding the Islamic Religion –





Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, Linda Turado

Nickel and Dimed : On (Not) Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich

The Other America: Poverty in the United States, Michael Harrington

The Working Poor, Invisible in America (Vintage), David Shipler

When Work Disappears, William Julius Wilson
Where Are You in the Class System?, Paul Kivel



The Movement-

Circles of Adams and Franklin Counties

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) -

National Center on Family Homelessness –

National Network for Youth –

Play Spent-

York Community Progress Council-

York YMCA New American Welcome Center-

PA211 (United Way)-





House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday

Internment, Samira Ahmed

Pushing the Bear, Diane Glancy

The RoundHouse, Louise Erdrich

Tracks, Louise Erdrich



Hyphen magazine

Mochi magazine 






Social Justice Books-

10 Minute Life Lessons for Kids, Jamie Miller
101 Bully Prevention Activities, Robinette Resources
101 Tools for Tolerance, Teaching Tolerance

A Brain-Based Approach to Closing the Achievement, Horancio Sanchez

Anti-Bias Education, Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards
Blind Spot, Mahzarin Banaji, Anthony Greenwald

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell

Brain Power, Tiffany Shalain

Building Moral Intelligence, Michele Borba, Ed.D.

CHAMPs, Randy Sprick, Mickey Garrison & Lisa M. Howard

Character Building Activities For Kids, Darlene Mannix
Climbing the Ladder to Success, Cookie Tuminello
Closing the Achievement Gap, Horancio Sanchez
Cultural Proficiency, Randall B. Lindsey, Kikanza Nuri Robins & Raymond D. Terrell
Cultural Proficiency: Facitlitator's Guide, Randall B. Lindsey, Kikanza Nuri Robins & Raymond D. Terrell
Culture & Clinical Care, Juliene G. Lipson &  Suzanne L. Dibble
Cyberbullying & Cyberthreats, Nancy E. Willard

Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?, Pasi Sahlberg    
Give me some truth, Eric Gansworth

Kids with Courage, Barbara A. Lewis

Knowing and Doing What's Right, Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick

Life Strategies for Teens, Jay McGraw
Life Strategies for Teens: Workbook, Jay McGraw

More Activities That Teach, Tom Jackson
Multicultural Teaching, Pamela L. Tiedt and Iris M. Tiedt
Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Piccoult

Positive Impact!, Anti-Defamation League

Schools Where Everyone Belongs, Stan Davis

Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak Up!, Teaching Tolerance
Stand Up For Yourself & Your Friends, American Girl

Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There, Dr. Richard Milner    
Starting Small, Teaching Tolerance
The Children's Book of Virtues, William J. Bennett
The Deepest Well, Nadine Burke Harris    
The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, E.D. Hirsch, Jr, Joseph F. Kett and James Trefil 
The Diversity Action Book, Janet Crenshaw Smith

The Resilience Revolution, Larry K. Brendtro and Scott J. Larson
What Do You Stand For?, Barbara A. Lewis



Brené Brown: The Call To Courage (2019 documentary film)



Center For Healthy Minds (Kindness Curriulum)-

Teaching for Change-





Almost Forgotten, A Glimpse of Black History in York County, PA, James McClure

Bridging Troubled Waters, Voni Grimes & James McClure 
Civil War Voices form York County, James McClure

East of Gettysburg, A Gray Shadow Crosses York County, James McClure
Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County, James McClure

In the Thick of the Fight, York County, PA Counters the Axis Threat in WWII, James McClure

Never to be Forgotten, A Year-By-Year Look at York County's Past, James McClure

Nine Months in York Town, American Revolutionaries Labor on Pennsylvania's Frontier, James McClure

The Ground Swallowed Them Up, Scott Mingus




Diverse Book Finder

The Open Book Blog

Books teaching empathy and kindness-


100 People Who Changed the World, Russell Freedman
All Kinds of Children, Norma Simon

Chocolate Me!, Taye Diggs
Chrysanthemum, Kevin Henkes
Don't Laugh At Me, Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin
Hello World!, Manya Stojic
I Am America, Charles R. Smith Jr.
I Just Don't like the Sound of No!, Julia Cook
I Like Myself, Karen Beaumont
If She Only Knew Me, Jeff Gray & Heather Thomas
I'm Gonna Like Me    , Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell
Is There Really a Human Race?, Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell
It's Okay to Be Different, Todd Parr
Just Kidding, Trudy Ludwig
My Princess Boy, Cheryl Kilodavis
Ouch! Moments, Michael Genhart
Say Something, Peggy Moss
The I'M NOT SCARED Book, Todd Parr
The Thankful Book, Todd Parr
The Brand New Kid, Katie Couric
The Crayon Box that Talked, Shane DeRolf
The Family Book, Todd Parr
The Feelings Book, Todd Parr
The Peace Book, Todd Parr
The Sneetches (and other stories), Dr. Seuss
Two Eggs, Please, Sarah Weeks and Betsy Lewin
We Are All Alike… We Are All Different, The Cheltenham Elementary School Kindergartners

We Can Get Along, Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W
Whoever You Are, Mem Fox
Words Are Not For Hurting, Elizabeth Verdick


The purpose of the IDEAS Center (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Social Change), a department of the York JCC, is to bring together diversity and inclusion resources, organizations, and influence together in a coordinated manner to increase these programs’ impact, to address multiple barriers to equity, lay the groundwork for collaboration and make deeper and wider impact in our county.


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