Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Fund for Race, Equity, and Justice Resources at the Long Beach Public Library

“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”
-Angela Davis

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is partnering with the African American Heritage Society of Long Beach and the local faith community to create a fund for public library materials and programs related to race, equity, and justice. These resources will promote the voices, narratives, and histories of African Americans, as well as educate the public on the origins of white privilege, white supremacy, mass incarceration, other forms of institutional racism, and human rights issues that have plagued our society.

Whether you donate $5 or $500, your gift will support educational tools in the fight against racism and injustice.

A special thank you to Rev. Melinda Teter Dodge of Los Altos UMC, Rev. Katy Hyman of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, and local faith leaders for supporting this project.

EBooks and Audiobooks Purchased with Donations to this Fund

  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (unabridged)
  • How to Be an Antiracist
  • The Vanishing Half: A Novel
  • How to Be an Antiracist
  • Untamed
  • The Vanishing Half: A Novel (unabridged)
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
  • Everything I Never Told You: A Novel
  • Sex and Vanity: A Novel
  • Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (unabridged)
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (unabridged)
  • Between the World and Me
  • Between the World and Me
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (unabridged)
  • Sex and Vanity: A Novel (unabridged)
  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot (unabridged)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
  • Deacon King Kong: A Novel
  • The Fire Next Time
  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race
  • The Color of Law
  • All About Love: New Visions
  • Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Story of Justice and Redemption (unabridged)
  • Girl, Woman, Other
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  • Parable of the Sower: Parable Series, Book 1
  • A Burning: A novel
  • Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • Homegoing: A Novel (unabridged)
  • Women, Race, & Class
  • Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (unabridged)
  • The Last Train to Key West
  • Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change (unabridged)
  • Queenie