Mother 2 Mother Resources

Additional Resources for Adults and Children


13th on Netflix    – Watch online at

The Talk on PBS airing nationally on February 20th  – Check your local listings

Eyes on the Prize series can be viewed in its entirety via YouTube at:


THE AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY PROJECT  ·    CENTER FOR MEDIA AND LEARNING provides an active viewing program that challenges students to question the events portrayed in the eight-part documentary.

DVD’s of the individual series are also available at many local libraries. If yours does not carry the series, request it.



* Waking Up White by Debby Irving
* Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How To Do It by Shelly Tochluk

*The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

*Incarcerations in Black and White: The Subjugation of Black America by Christi Griffin

* Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (a novel)
* Power Concedes Nothing by Connie Rice
* Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today by    Jacqueline Battalora
* Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew (a novel)
* Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack article by Peggy McIntosh
* The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
* Sundown Towns by James W. Loewen
* Race, Place, and Suburban Policing by Andrea S. Boyles (local author)
* Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates                                                                           * Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (by Beverly Daniel Tatum) *People’s H1story of the US (by Howard Zinn)
*The Heart bf Whiteness (by Robert Jensen)



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*The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World (by Ray & Anderson)   *The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (by Malcolm Gladwell)


* Waking Up White — TED Talk by Debby Irving (available on Youtube)
* White Like Me—- documentary by Tim Wise (available on Youtube) Also a book

ST. LOUIS Connections:

West County Community Action Network (WE CAN) was formed from a nucleus of people holding vigil in West County since Oct 2014.  In Nov of 2015, the group had grown and become more diverse, so we renamed ourselves WE CAN and have continued to expand both in numbers and in actions.

From weekly vigils (which continue)  we moved to work on police reform in West County and have engaged several departments to encourage their growth in professionalism and to reduce racial profiling.  Among our gains has been the rapid expansion of Fair and Impartial Police (implicit bias) training by Dr. Lori Fridell , a nationally recognized top to bottom (organization wide) approach to manage one’s biases.

We have done this work in conjunction with and assisted by Metro Congregations United, and our work now includes addressing the School to Prison pipeline.  WE CAN has been one of the stronger allies and work teams within MCU, in numbers, spunk and dedication.

WE CAN is now beginning a 2nd phase of efforts on voter protection and education and on engaging other communities in dialogue about the need to address racism and social/economic inequality and equity.

For more info on both WE CAN and MCU, here are facebook pages:



Children’s Books That Tackle Race and Ethnicity by The New York Times can be found at:

One in particular,

The Birchbark House
Series by Louise Erdrich

Among the many amazements of the brilliant Louise Erdrich’s body of work is this series of novels for middle graders – but perfectly wonderful for adult readers as well – set in the 1800s among the Ojibwe people of Minnesota. In this first book and the rest of the series, we follow a girl named Omakayas as she and her community must adapt their traditional ways of living after the arrival of white people onto their lands.

For younger children beginning as young as six months, The Institute for Humane Educations provides a list of 14 books on race and racism.

14 Children’s Picture Books Exploring Race and Racism


Doing Good Together lists books about kindness and togetherness. 



Teaching Young Children about Race

Or Google: Talking to your children about race for many more links