Anti-racist Resources and Reads

 

AAPI Resources | Anti-racist Resources

 

 


The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Public Library continue to stand united against hate

 

The escalating violent attacks on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), including the recent horrific shootings in Atlanta that took the lives of eight innocent people, are shocking and have deeply affected many of our Asian and AAPI employees, local communities, and people across the county. 

 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen violence and hatred against Asian and AAPI people grow increasingly in frequency and intensity, which has put their communities, families and businesses at risk. This is alarming and unacceptable. 

  

The City of San Leandro condemns these assaults and incidents of anti-Asian sentiment. We stand in solidarity with our AAPI colleagues and community in denouncing racism and expression of hate, discrimination, and xenophobia of any kind.

  

Our library staff have brought together a collection of books and resources that we hope you’ll find helpful in these uncertain times. Whether you’re looking for ways to discuss current events with your children, your teens, one another, or you’re merely learning for yourself (and we are always learning and growing) the following books and resources are here for you to use.


Resources for the AAPI community | Resources for non-AAPI community | Additional AAPI Resources | Book and Publishing Resources | Podcasts, Social Media, and Online Exhibits 

 

AAPI Resources

Resources for standing up against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) racism in the United States.

Resources for the AAPI Community

APEN Asian Pacific Environmental Network 

APIENC

ASATA Alliance of South Asians Taking Action

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Asian Mental Health Collective

Asian Health Services / Asian Health Services Flyer

Asian Health Services - Specialty Mental Health Division Flyer (Chinese text): After experiencing, witnessing or hearing cases of community violence, if you, your family or friends feel upset and need resources or mental health support, please call the San Leandro Warmline at 510-735-3940 or email SMHPrevention@ahschc.org.

Asian Americans advancing justice

Asian Prisoner Support Committee 

AYPAL: Building API Community Power since ‘98

Chinese Progressive Association

EBAYC East Bay Asian Youth Center 

GAPA: GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Report a Hate Crime - Chinese for Affirmative Action

Samoan Community Development Center

Stop AAPI Hate

Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay

@asiansformentalhealth on Instagram

@stopappihate on Instagram

 

Resources for non-AAPI Community

Bystander intervention training - Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Show up: your guide to bystander intervention

PBS News Hour: The long history of racism against Asian Americans in the U.S.

@protectoaklandchinatown on Instagram

@stopappihate on Instagram

@hateisavirus on Instagram

@teachandtransform on Instagram

@teachandtransform recommended reads (post 1 and post 2) on Instagram

 

Additional AAPI Resources and Information

Anti-Asian violence resources

American Psychological Association: Countering stereotypes against Asian Americans

 CNN: How parents can help their children

NPR: Anti-Asian attacks rise during pandemic

PBS News Hours: How to address the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes

Students describe their experiences with anti-Asian, Asian-American discrimination, violence

Teen Vogue: Recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes doesn't mean anti-Asian racism is new

 

Book and Publishing Resources

AAPI must read adult non-fiction - San Leandro Public Library (eBook/eAudio)

AAPI must read adult fiction - San Leandro Public Library (eBook/eAudio)

AAPI must read children's fiction - San Leandro Public Library (eBook/eAudio)

AAPI chapter books - San Leandro Public Library

AAPI picture books - San Leandro Public Library

KiBooka: Kids' books by Korean Americans (and Korean diaspora) 

Lee & Low: Asian, Asian American children's books

Picture books written by Asian American authors and illustrators

Middle grade books written by Asian American authors

Teen fiction written by Asian American authors

More teen fiction written by Asian American authors

 

Podcasts, Social Media, and Online Exhibits

Asian Enough: Hosts Yen Yamato, Johana Bhuiyan, Tracy Brown, and Suhauna Hussain of the Los Angeles Times explore the cast diaspora across the cultures, backgrounds and generations, and try to expand the ways in which being Asian American is defined.

California Museum: Gold Mountain: Californian stories

Calisphere: California cultures: Asian Americans - World War II

Calisphere: Closing of the American Frontier, 1870-1900 - Chinese Exclusion Act

Chinese Historical Society of America

Deep Pacific Podcast: Dive into Pacific Island issues alongside a Pacific Islander millennial woman of science. Podcast sheds light on under represented voices that inform, connect, and empower. 

MigrAsians: Podcast about creative and political Asians and how their story of migration informs their works. Hosted by Nisha Mody.

Order 9066: Podcast series about Executive Order 9066 which allowed for Japanese internment camps

PBS: Asian Americans: Now streaming free! Five-hour film series chronicling U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation's story

Self Evident Asian America's Stories: Self Evident challenges the narratives of where we come from, where we belong, and where we're going-by telling Asian America's stories. 

They call us Bruce: Podcast hosted by Jeff Yang and Phil Yu presenting an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian American

@asiansformentalhealth on Instagram

@wechatproject on Instagram

@protectoaklandchinatown on Instagram

@stopappihate on Instagram

@hateisavirus on Instagram

@teachandtransform on Instagram

@teachandtransform recommended reads (post 1 and post 2) on Instagram



Books and eBooks for Children & Families | Books and eBooks for Teens | Books and eBooks for Adults | Additional Resources

 

Anti-racist Resources

Our library staff have brought together a collection of books and resources that we hope you’ll find helpful in these uncertain times. Whether you’re looking for ways to discuss current events with your children, your teens, one another, or you’re merely learning for yourself (and we are always learning and growing) the following books and resources are here for you to use.

 

Books  and eBooks for Children and Families

eBooks to support conversations on race and racism

Talking about racial identity with young children

Anti-racist books for kids

Black Joy (eBooks)

Celebrate Black History month all year round (eBooks)

Celebra - LatinX Hispanic heritage (eBooks)

Celebrate Native American heritage (eBooks)

Celebrate LGBTQ+ kids and families (eBooks)

 

Books and eBooks for Teens

Teen anti-racism reads (eBooks)

Black stories matter (eBooks)

She matters (eBooks)

 

Books and eBooks for Adults

Understanding anti-racism

Anti-racism and social justice (eBooks)

Arab American heritage month (eBooks)

#ownvoices (eBooks)

 

Additional Resources

Anti-Defamation League: Table talk: family conversations about current events

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking about race

Healthline: Anti-racism resources for parents and kids

Common Sense Media: Resources about race and racism

Not in our town: Working together to stop hate, racism and bullying, and build safe inclusive communities for all

Zinn Education Project: Teaching people's history

National Association of School Psychologists: Understanding race and privilege

CNN: How to talk to your children about protests and racism

Tribal Nations and the United States

#8CantWait: A campaign to bring immediate change to police departments

Equality Includes You: 103 things white people can do for racial justice

PBS: Talking to young children about race and racism

KQED: 5 ways to show up for racial justice today

TED Talks: Talks to help you understand racism in America

Project MUSE: Confronting structural racism

Sunshine Behavioral Health: Mental health issues facing the Black community