Resources and Recommendations

The journey toward cultural competence and social justice is never-ending. It is imperative that we strive to learn new information, seek greater and deeper understanding, and build rich and solid connections. As we endeavor to grow, understand, and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), we wanted to share a list of resources and recommendations. Please keep checking back, as we will continually add to this list.


Ohio 4-H Equity Month Resources

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
The Ohio State University

Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance)
Their magazine is free to educators* and is available in print and online. Click here to subscribe.

Books That Promote Diversity and Inclusion (preschool through teens)

Books (recommended by DEI Book Club participants)

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson 

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo

Democracy in Black: How Race Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor  (a journaling guide that stimulates self-examination) by Layla F. Saad 

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools by Jonathon Kozol

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

A Young People's History of the United States, Volume 1: Columbus to the Spanish-American War by Howard Zinn and Rebecca Stefoff

A Young People's History of the United States: Class Struggle to the War On Terror by Howard Zinn and Rebecca Stefoff

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison

Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson

American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People by Jared Yates Sexton

Other Educational Resources

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh (PDF)

How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism (Nationwide Children's in Columbus, OH)

13th: The Documentary (TV-MA for mature audiences)

This American Life Podcast: The Problem We All Live With (Prologue, Part One, and Part Two)

A Drained Swimming Pool Shows How Racism Harms White People, Too (CNN article)

Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (YouTube)

Lebanon City Schools DEI Resources (This is a terrific collection of resources!)

21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

A White Families' Guide to Talking About Racism by Naomi O'Brien and LaNesha Tabb (PDF)

Information about Segregation and Redlining

Instagram Accounts for Teachers

  • readlikearockstar
  • thetututeacher
  • theconsciouskid
  • hereweread
  • apron_education
  • helpingkidsrise