Race, Equity, and Inclusion Reading List

June 6, 2020

This reading list was inspired by the work of and conversations with Landmark’s Diversity and Inclusion Advocates, a group of faculty that strives to recognize racial and cultural inequality and to help make sure that the school community embraces diversity and is a welcoming and safe place for all. Reading stories that contain varied voices and perspectives can provide a path for students to develop their empathy for and awareness of the experience of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration, and socioeconomic status. The books listed here can serve as a platform for both teachers and students to learn more about and discuss the issues of equity that exists in our nation today and a starting point to seek ways in which you and your students can be part of creating a better future.

This reading list includes titles with links to purchase, as well as the number of pages in each book and (if known) its lexile level. For more information about determining a student’s lexile level, see this resource

Thank you to Landmark’s Diversity and Inclusion Advocates and Landmark High School librarian, Amy Veling, for sharing their powerful words and suggested books.

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