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Worldwide Resources Masterlist

This is a collection of resources where you can get educated on worldwide issues and ways you can help. On this list, there are books to read, movies and shows to watch, petitions, ways to donate, and more things you can do to help. As I find more resources, petitions, and donation links, I will update this list.

Posted: August 27, 2020. Last Updated: September 6, 2020

Getting Educated

Books:

This list is split up into two categories: nonfiction and fiction. Each book is hyperlinked to its Goodreads page so you can see a full summary and read reviews. I am also going to write another post on diversifying your reading, which will also be updated regularly. Once it’s posted, you can find the link for it here.

Nonfiction

American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer

Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

Stamped From The Beginning by Ibram X Kendi

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Ibram X Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Evicted: Poverty and Profit In The American City by Mathew Desmond

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation edited by Maureen Johnson

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, with a foreword by Angela Y. Davis

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis,

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

Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions by Valeria Luiselli

The View From Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Dark Days by James Baldwin

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice by Phillip Hoose

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It’s Legacy by Albert Marrin

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at A Time by Tanya Lee Stone

The Stonewall Reader edited by The New York Public Library

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

Stonewall: Breaking Out in The Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum

A Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from The Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl

Fiction

Internment by Samira Ahmed

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina & illustrated by Stacey Robinson and Jon Jennings

Light It Up by Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Colorblind: A Story of Racism by Johnathan Harris

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson


Movies and TV:

Paris is Burning, this can be found here on Youtube.

Here is a list of movies and shows on Netflix about the Black Lives Matter movement and racial injustices.

If Beale Street Could Talk, can be found on Hulu here.

The following selection of movies are available to rent.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Fruitvale Station

Selma

The Hate U Give

The following can be found through Amazon Prime.

Do The Right Thing

Malcolm X

Freedom Riders

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

Get Out


Carrds, Websites and Petitions:

Carrds are websites where you can compile large lists and links. The ones I’ve linked contain information on what’s happening, petitions you should sign, places and ways to donate, and some include people you can call and text.

The Black Lives Matter Carrd

Another Black Lives Matter Carrd

Black Lives Matter Website

Change.Org Black Lives Matter Petitions

Donations to Change.org do not go to the makers of petitions, they go directly to change.org itself.

Change.Org Racial Justice Petitions

Change.Org Human Rights Petitions

Change.Org Police Brutality Petitions

Change.Org Environmental Petitions

Issues Around The World Carrd

Say Her Name Carrd

Uyghurs in China Carrd

You Can Help Carrd

Do The Right Thing Carrd

This carrd also includes links to BLM carrds in different languages.

Get Informed Carrd

All Carrds

Resources for Justice Carrd

Black Mental Health Matters Carrd

Say Their Names Carrd

Bring Justice Carrd

Current Information Carrd Links

Black Lives Matter Carrd


Donate Without Money:

Lists of places and ways to donate with money can be found in the carrds and websites listed above, but here are ways you can donate if you don’t have money.

Watch this video and do NOT skip the ads. All money from the ads goes to Black Lives Matter organizations. You can also watch this video, which also donates ad money to Black Lives Matter organizations.

Here and here are two more videos, and ad revenue from these goes to helping Yemen.

Play games on this app, and all ad revenue goes to charity projects.

Daily clicks. On this website, you select a cause and then just click a button. An ad will play and ad revenue goes to help the cause that you chose. This can be done once every day per cause, so every day you can help out all five causes once.

Here is a carrd with more ways to donate without money.


Other Things You Can Do:

Election day is Tuesday November 3rd, and you can get registered to vote here. On the same website, you can check if you’re registered, find polling stations near you, request an absentee ballot so you can vote by mail, set up reminds for election day, fill out your census, and more.

To remind others to vote, you can share the link online or with friends. You can also hang posters/flyers around your town to remind people to get registered, and also to vote on election day.

You can attend a protest. Or if there aren’t any nearby, you can start one. Just make/grab a sign and stand somewhere outside, a grocery store, in a park, on a sidewalk, etc. (Make sure you wear a mask though!)

You can also write to your congressional representatives. You can use Resist bot. This website will walk you through how you can text an automated number to find your representatives, and then you can just text it a message to send to them. You can also find information on voting, find trending petitions, get information on current topics, and more.

You can also use this website to find your representatives at different governmental levels and a list of ways to call or email them.


That’s everything for now. If you have any suggestions or things you want me to add to this, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Instagram, Twitter, or my email. My Instagram is @Imaginereaders, my Twitter is @ImagineReader01, and my email is Imaginereaders@gmail.com.

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