Recommended Resources on Diversity and Inclusion
We have gathered many resources here intended to support educators, families, adults, and children to understand and discuss diversity and inclusion. We have also created a curated literature list that you can connect with on our Good Reads link below. All of the books on the Good Reads list are personally recommended by one or more of our members.
Recommendations for Curriculum
In response to the events at PHS, MHS and PMS in May, 2017, the following recommendations for the schools' curriculum have been submitted by Shannon Fierro, VP Administration at Berkeley High School and Piedmont resident, here.
Additional important resources relevant to these issues above include:
- Teaching Tolerance
- Essential Partners, Bold Explorations in Community
- Effective Influence Conference, by Cross-Cultural Partners
- National Equity Project
- Green Dot
Resources for Families on Race and Diversity
Resources for Educators on Race and Diversity
by R.J. Palacio
This story about a 10-year-old boy with a severe facial deformity, and his first year at school, is deeply moving in its own right. But what sets this book apart is the author’s telling of the same narrative from each of the main charact...
Adichie is a fabulous story teller and evocative writer. I really loved this book. Interesting angle on how the character learns she is "black" only after moving to America. I think this should be required reading in high school, to help...
I loved this memoir exploring her Esselen/Ohlone/Costanoan and Chumash ancestry. She also has written Indian Cartography and The Zen of La Llorona. Interesting format – and refers to the typical 4th grade project on California Missions t...
An anthology covering American history from the perspectives of virtually every ethnic group you can name (virtually). In some cases, it includes entire works of literature (poems and short stories) but in others, just excerpts (Autobiog...
In a series of engaging interviews Dr. Shorter-Gooden does an excellent job of highlighting how African American women deal with racism and sexism in daily life -- and how this process is often internalized. Specifically she shows how ma...