Race, Equity, and Inclusion

Everyone at Crestwood Preparatory College are working together to eradicate racism, discrimination, and inequality.  Together, staff have compiled a booklist and a Self-Assessment tool.

Self assessment tool:  Race Equity & Inclusion (2) (1)

Anti-Racism Reading List ( Looking for something to read this summer? Take a look at these titles!)

Fiction: For Juniors For Seniors
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Sula by Toni Morrison
Africville by Jeffrey Colvin
Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Things Fall Apart by Chinoa Achebe
Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
American Born Chinese  by Gene Luen Yang
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Severance by Ling Ma
SLAY by Brittney Morris
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Black and White by Paul Volponi
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah 
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard
The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole (CBC Documentary also available to stream for free)
Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
They Call Me George: The Untold History of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada by Cecil Foster
How to be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan Stevenson
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation by Jeff Chang
Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur by Michael Eric Dyson
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by  Alex Haley
April 4, 1968 by Michael Eric Dyson
Waiting Til The Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America by Peniel L. Joseph
Should Prisons Be Abolished? by Angela Y. Davis
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness by Michelle Alexander
Things that Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett
Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin 
Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid
Films and Other Media:
There’s Something In The Water by Ellen Page (Netflix)
The 13th by Ava DuVernay (Netflix)
Sister Flowers by Maya Angelou
Coming to an Awareness of Language by Malcolm X
Campus Racism 101 by Nikki Giovanni
Two Ways to Belong in America by Bharati Mukherjee,
I, Racist by John Mertta