Anti-Racism Resources

We at Plains Mennonite Church invite you to learn with us as we open our hearts,  increase our awareness, and empathize with the experiences of people of color. We encourage you to take the next step to be anti-racist. Continue to learn by reading, watching, and listening… starting with resources below for all ages.

(Podcast, Film & Book lists expanded from CodeSwitch Podcast and Isabella Rosario. Children’s Book list from Act For Social Justice)




  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownershipby Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism And Its Assault On The American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
  • Blackballed: The Black Vote and U.S. Democracy by Darryl Pinckney
  • Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks
  • How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Trouble I’ve Seen by Drew Hart
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander


  • How Many Days To America? by Eve Bunting (Primary Grades)
  • All The Colors We Are: The Story Of How We Got Our Skin Color by Katie Kissinger (Pre-K+)
  • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson (1st Grade +) 
  • My Name Is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed (Primary Grades)
  • The Secret To Freedom by Marcia Vaughan (Primary Grades)
  • The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper (1st Grade +)
  • Unspoken by Henry Cole (Primary Grades)
  • Martin’s Big Words MLK by Doreen Rappaport (Grades 1 To 5)
  • The Can Man by Laura Williams (Grades 1 To 5)
  • Dreamers by Yuyi Morales (Grades 1 To 5)
  • The Whispering Road by Livi Michael (6th Grade +)
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds (Juniors)
  • What If You Could Text Harriet Tubman? by Bobby Basil (Grades 3 To 6)