The protests in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have rightfully raised questions about structural racism in our country. Over the next few weeks, Drexel Library will spotlight resources in the library collection that discuss these topics.
–Anne Krakow, Library Director
This week, we’re highlighting anti-racism articles and literature for children. Naomi Cohen, Education Resources Librarian, has put together this list. Some are print books in the library collection, but many others are available on audio and e-book format.
Have a book to recommend? Use our online request form.
A Kids Book about Racism / Jelani Memory (video read-aloud)
Let’s Talk about Race / Julius Lester (video read-aloud)
On the Playground: Our First Talk about Prejudice / Jillian Roberts (ebook)
The Other Side / Jacqueline Woodson
For older readers:
The Hate U Give / Angie Thomas (also made into a movie)
All American Boys / Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
March / John Lewis (3-volume graphic novel memoir by civil rights leader and U.S. House Representative from Georgia)
How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism (Parent Toolkit)
Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids (Center for Racial Justice in Education)
Looking for some video resources to help your students while away from campus? Need a video resource for your research paper? We can help!
Take a look for documentaries, films, news clips, interviews, and other content available in our three primary streaming video resources:
These sites provide video transcripts, closed captioning, shareable links for use in Canvas, and citation tools.
These online teacher resources can be used by parents, grandparents and anyone else who is looking for quality online material to engage the children in their lives. This fantastic collection, categorized by subject area, was compiled by SJU Librarian Naomi Cohen, liaison to the School of Health Studies and Education.
Pictured is Jennifer Walker, Head Gardener of the Barnes Arboretum at SJU. Jennifer, with a small group of volunteers, has found a way to reuse old newspapers from Drexel Library. The newspapers are used to thatch the beds, keeping the beds warm and preventing erosion while bare. Since most libraries can’t keep newspapers forever, it’s nice to know there is a way to re-use them instead of recycling them.
Interested in adding a documentary to your class? Looking for some academic video content to use in a research paper? Check out the streaming video resources available through the library from Academic Videos Online (AVON), Films on Demand, and Kanopy. Content includes documentaries, films, news stories, performances, speeches, foreign films, and TV programs.
-Daniel Holden, Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian
The Archives and Special Collections has created SJU Collections Online to make information about the University’s collections more accessible to students, faculty, staff researchers and the public. The database contains records for institutional photographs, collected memorabilia and rare books. More materials will be added on a regular basis.
Take few moments to browse through the virtual collection and learn something new about Saint Joseph’s University’s rich history. For research assistance, or to consult the physical materials represented in the database, email Archives and Special Collections staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment.
– Christopher Dixon, Archival Research Librarian
Below are NYT Notable Books in the SJU collection. Looking for a good read over Winter Break? Browse the Popular Reading collection (first floor Post Learning Commons). Suggest a title for the Popular Reading collection with this form.
American War by Omar El Akkad
Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Draible
Fresh Complaint: stories by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Sunders
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances FitzGerald
The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson
Grant by Ron Chernow
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis
Jainesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
-Cynthia Slater, Business Reference Librarian
This electronic document management system, equipped with effortless document sharing, is fully compatible with email, Google Docs, and other external devices, such as flashdrives.
The new scanner system has two new functions: save scanned documents to your Google drive, or sends document to not only SJU email system but other email systems like Gmail, Hotmail, etc.