• Mariah Wilson

3 Books to Read this August


In a recent motion, the Federal Government unanimously voted to recognize August 1 as Emancipation Day nationally each year. This date was chosen since it commemorates when slavery was abolished across the British Empire on August 1, 1834. At the time, more than 800,000 people of African descent living across the British Empire were freed.


It's important that we understand the history our nation was built upon. Institutional racism — which is racism that's ingrained into the fabric of our laws and the inner-workings of our society — is something that we are still dealing with today through unfair laws, biases, and stereotypes. So, this month we're recommending three books that all age levels can read to help understand what racism is, how it looks, and what you can do to stop it.

 

Say Something (2019)

Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds


"The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea... say something! If you see an injustice... say something!