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Day 2 | Elimination of Racial Discrimination Books & Podcasts

Foothills Community Immigrant Services in partnership with the Foothills Baha'i Faith group, the Town of Okotoks, the Okotoks Library and Okotoks Cinema will be presenting 5 days of diversity awareness and anti-racism information leading up to March 21.

Below are a list of podcasts & books for the entire family to learn & enjoy together.


  1. Warrior Life by Pam Palmeter - This is an Indigenous podcast about warrior life - a lifestyle that focuses on decolonizing our minds, bodies and spirits while at the same time revitalizing our cultures, traditions, laws and governing practices.

  2. #Cityline Real on Race – This podcast looks at race relations and inequality in Canada with a variety of guests.

  3. I don’t Speak Canadian – This follows two newcomers to Canada as they learn about their new home.

  4. (Ex)clusion – An Exploration of all things Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  5. Navigating Canada – A podcast telling stories of the experiences of newcomers and international students in Canada.

Adult Books:

  1. Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  2. How to be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi

  3. I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

  4. Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad

  5. When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

  6. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

  7. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  9. This is the Fire by Don Lemon

  10. The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole

  11. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

  12. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph

Teen Books (Ages 13-18):

  1. Stamped : Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds

  2. Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

  3. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

  4. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

  5. I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

  6. The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas

  7. A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope edited by Patrice Caldwell

  8. Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

  9. Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany Jackson

  10. The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

  11. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

  12. #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy

Children’s Books (Ages 6-12):

  1. Colin Kaepernick By B.A. Hoena

  2. Black brother, black brother By Jewell Parker Rhodes

  3. Clean getaway By Nic Stone

  4. Jackie Robinson By B. A. Hoena

  5. Serena Williams By B. A. Hoena

  6. Walk toward the rising sun : from child soldier to ambassador of peace : a memoir By Ger Duany

  7. I can make this promise By Christine Day

  8. The comeback By E. L. Shen

  9. I am not a number By Jenny Kay Dupuis

  10. New kid By Jerry Craft

  11. Who is Muhammad Ali? By James Buckley Jr.

Preschool Books (Ages 0-5):

  1. Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi

  2. All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

  3. One Big Heart by Linsey Davis

  4. Rainbow Village by Emmi Smid

  5. What Makes Us Unique? Our First Talk About Diversity by Dr. Jillian Roberts

  6. What’s the Difference? Being Different is Amazing by Doyin Richards

  7. All Because You Matter by Tami Charles

  8. Follow Chester! : a college football team fights racism and makes history by Gloria Respress-Churchwell

  9. I Am Enough by Grace Byers

  10. How Do You Say Goodnight? By Cindy Jim

Don't forget to check out our previous blog post to learn more about the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racism.



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