Summer Read/Watch/Listen/Learn List from the DEIB Office

Are you interested in diving deeper and learning more about the largely untold stories within the United States? Below you can find a sample of books, websites, podcasts, social media accounts, and more to engage in this summer and beyond. Additional recommendations around a broader range of DEIB-related topics can be found online at Thank you to Windward’s DEIB Office, SEED facilitators, and librarians who helped compile resource lists for both children and adults.

For Children 


  • Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian 
  • Something Happened in Our Town by Marianna Celano 
  • Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child 
  • Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari 
  • Eyes that Kiss in the Corner by Joanna Ho 
  • Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race by Megan Madison 
  • Beautifully Me by Nabela Noor 
  • Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz and Margaret Chamberlain 
  • You are Enough: A Book About Inclusion by Sofia Sanchez 
  • Grandad’s Camper by Harry Woodgate 


  • Eyes on the Prize (TV-PG) 
  • Hidden Figures (PG) 
  • Worth It (YouTube series)

For Teens


  • Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo 
  • Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger 
  • A High Five for Glen Burke by Phil Bildner 
  • The Pants Project by Cat Clarke 
  • The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas by María Garcia Esperón 
  • Starfish by Lisa Fipps 
  • Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham 
  • Stamped (YA version) by Ibram X. Kendi 
  • Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram 
  • I’m OK by Patti Kim 
  • Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion by Jessica Tatiana Long 
  • Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff 
  • Someday Birds by Sally Pla 
  • The Raven Steals the Light by Bill Reid & Robert Bringhurst  
  • Two Grooms on a Cake: The Story of America’s First Gay Wedding by Rob Sanders 
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan 
  • Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith 
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon 
  • Flying Lessons and Other Stories by various authors 


  • El Deafo by Cece Bell 
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft 
  • Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner 
  • Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte   
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi   
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei  


  • CODA (PG-13) 
  • Explained documentary series (TV-MA) 
  • The Hate U Give (PG-13) 
  • Invictus (PG-13) 
  • On the Basis of Sex (PG-13)

For Adults 


  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 
  • Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou 
  • Manzanar by John Armor and Peter Wright 
  • Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II (Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History) by Sandra M. Bolzenius 
  • Racism without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva 
  • A Dry White Season by André Brink 
  • I’m Still Here, Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown 
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower by Brittney Cooper 
  • Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz 
  • How to think like an Anthropologist by Matthew Engelke 
  • Voices of Freedom by Eric Foner 
  • Chilies to Chocolate by Nelson Foster & Linda S. Cordell 
  • The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow 
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 
  • Lest Innocent Blood be Shed by Philip Hallie 
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari 
  • When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through edited by Joy Harjo 
  • Race and Ethnicity in Society by Elizabeth Higginbotham and Margaret L. Andersen 
  • Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong 
  • Being Alive by Tim Ingold 
  • Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving 
  • Listening is an Act of Love by Dave Isay 
  • White Trash by Nancy Isenberg 
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger 
  • Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall 
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi 
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 
  • Demystifying Disability by Emily Ladau 
  • The Promise Land by Nicholas Lemann 
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen 
  • X-marks: Native Signatures of Assent by Scott Richard Lyons 
  • The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and the Fierce edited by Angie Manfredi 
  • 1491 by Charles C. Mann 
  • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee 
  • Benevolent Assimilation by Stuart Creighton Mills 
  • The Origins of Others by Toni Morrison 
  • The Geography of Thought by Richard E. Nisbett 
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 
  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein 
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad 
  • The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman 
  • Don’t Call us Dead by Danez Smith 
  • On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder 
  • Separated: Inside an American Tragedy by Jacob Soboroff 
  • Nisei Daughter by Monica Sone 
  • Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele 
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 
  • The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other by Tzvetan Todoro 
  • From Red Earth by Denise Uwimana 
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson 
  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn


  • Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas by Jeffrey Ostler 
  • Paying the Land by Joe Sacco  


  • 13th (TV-MA) 
  • Public Trust: Fight for America’s Public Lands 
  • Rise: Standing Rock [Parts I & II] (TV-MA) 
  • When They See Us (TV-MA) 


  • 99% Invisible  
  • Code Switch (NPR) 
  • The Disability Visibility Podcast 
  • Included: The Disability Equity Podcast (Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center) 
  • LGBTQ&A (The Advocate and GLAAD) 
  • Lynching in America (Equal Justice Initiative) 
  • Momentum (Race Forward) 
  • The Moth 
  • One From the Vaults 
  • Queerology 
  • Rethinking 
  • Seeing White (Scene on Radio)


  • Bold Culture (@getbold). For professionals, solutions on building more inclusive teams.  
  • Densho Project (@denshoproject). Documents the Japanese American past to promote justice and equity today 
  • Dr. Hannah Gadsby (@Hannah_Gadsby). Australian comedian who explores topics of neurodiversity, homophobia, xenophobia, and sexism. 
  • IllumiNative (@illuminative). A Native woman-led racial and social justice organization building power for Native people. 
  • LiberatED (@liberated_sel). Conceived by Dr. Dena Simmons, a liberation-based approach to social emotional learning. 
  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (@NIWRC) 
  • See Us Unite (@seeusunite). A cultural campaign to accelerate impact and expand support for the AAPI community. 
  • Them (@them). Through the lens of today's LGBTQ community, them provides news and commentary on topics ranging from culture and politics to style and entertainment. 


  • The Anti-Racist Daily 
  • Better Allies (corporate and tech culture etiquette, such as inclusive language) 
  • Crutches and Spice (written by Imani Barbarin, a Black woman with cerebral palsy) 
  • Disability in KidLit (reviews children/teen books that have representations of various disabilities)  
  • Your Fat Friend (written by author Aubrey Gordon about “the social realities of life as a very fat person”)