During the past summer our campers and staff expressed a very real and desperate need to understand and talk about racism in our world and community. Questions included “What is racism?” “How, and why are racist ideas and practices alive in our society today?” “How can I help?” “What can I do about it?”

As part of our work and continued growth as an anti-racist organization, and in celebration of Black History Month, we’ve curated a list of books that are  vital and necessary to add to our camp library.

These books were selected for their age-appropriate and honest representation of the facts, and their celebratory truth of Black voices and stories throughout the past and present. Knowledge is power, and we at Sherwood Forest are committed to our responsibility to empower our campers in staying curious, and affecting positive change in themselves and the world.

Join in supporting our campers and visit our Wish List of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Books on Amazon: https://a.co/hUkclgp


Check out some of the books on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Amazon Book Lists:

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi Adapted by Sonja Cherry-Paul

Resist: 40 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future, 1) by Tiffany Jewell

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson

100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) by Chrisanne Beckner

The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaking Activists and Afro-Futurists (Teen and YA Cultural Heritage, African-American Biographies) by Monique L. Jones