Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for Youth, November 2022
prepared by Alvin R. Blount
Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee
Costs may vary depending on where items are purchased.
Also, check with the Children’s Diversity and Justice Library at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Knoxville, TN,
2931 Kingston Pike, for resources that can be circulated.
A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America
-description: The author of this book is an ethnic studies professor and a scholar of American ethnic history and diversity. A Different Mirror for Young People comes alive through the words of young people by way of letters, diaries, and poems.
Takaki, R. (2016). A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America. Audible Studios.
Love Your Body: Your body can do amazing things…
-Carol Rossetti, illustrator
-Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
-description: Love Your Body introduces self-love, self-care, and encourages readers to admire and celebrate their bodies and to appreciate its uniqueness as all bodies have different forms, abilities, and are amazing!
Sanders, J. (2020). Love Your Body: Your body can do amazing things… Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.
Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration
-Sheila Wise Rowe
-description: Rowe gives voice to the real-life stories of Black millennials and young adults by drawing from her experience in counseling abuse survivors. Young, Gifted, and Black provides stories, reflections, and tools that can help explore, reflect, and journey toward healing from barriers that affect lives and even communities.
Rowe, S. (2022). Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration. IVP.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
-Erika L. Sánchez
-description: this New York Times bestseller is a young adult novel about a teenage girl who experiences the pressures of living in a Mexican American home while also living with brokenness following her sister’s tragic death.
Sánchez, E. (2019). I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Ember.
An African American and Latinx History of the United States
-description: Ortiz draws from the experiences of African American and Latinx people to show their shared struggle for civil rights in a span of over two hundred years, and places them front and center in the transformation of US history. A timely resource as the two demographics face issues that plague their respective diasporas today!
Ortiz, P. (2018). An African American and Latinx History of the United States. Beacon Press.