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Posted June 16, 2020

Matteson residents can place holds on the items in this list and pick them up through our curbside pickup service by requesting them on our catalog through their SWAN account here. Also find all the details about curbside pickup here.


American Experience. Scottsboro : an American tragedy – DVD 345.73 SCO

Backlash : what happens when we talk honestly about racism in America. Yancy, George – 305.80 YAN

Between the World and Me. Coates, Ta-Nehisi  – 305.8 COA, e-book & e-audio

Called to Rise : A Life in Faithful Service to the Community that Made Me. Brown, David O. – 921 BRO

The Central Park Five. – DVD 364.1523 CEN

Chokehold: Policing the Black Men. Butler, Paul – 364.3 BUT

Debating Race with Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson, Michael Eric  – 306.8 DYS

Handcuffed : What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform. Sparrow, Malcolm – 363.23 SPA

How to Be an Antiracist. Kendi, Ibram X – 305.8 KEN

I Am Not Your Negro. Baldwin, James. – DVD 323.1196 I

Invisible No More : Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. Ritchie, Andrea J. – 363.2 RIT

Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption. Stevenson, Bryan – 353.4 STE, audiobook,, e-book & e-audio

More Than a Month. – DVD 394.261 MOR

The Murder of Emmett Till. – DVD 364.1523 MUR

The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Alexander, Michelle – 364.973 ALE, e-book & e-audio

Policing the Blackman: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment. Davis, Angela – 364.3 DAV

So You Want to Talk About Race. Oluo, Ijeoma. – 305.8 OLU

Stamped From the Beginning :The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Kendi, Ibram X. – 305.8 KEN

We Can’t Breathe : On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival. Asim, Jabari. – 305.896 ASI

White rage : the unspoken truth of our racial divide. Anderson, Carol – 305.8 AND

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? : And Other Conversations About Race. Tatum, Beverly Daniel – 305.8 TAT

Whose Streets?. – DVD 303.623 WHO


An American Marriage. Jones, Tayari. – AFRAM AM Jones

Invisible Man. Ellison, Ralph. – AFRM AM ELLISON, audiobook, e-book & e-audiobook

To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee, Harper. – FIC LEE, audiobook, e-book, e-audiobook

Native Son. Richard Wright. – FIC Wright, AFRM AM FIC Wright, e-book & e-audiobook, audiobook

Sing, Unburied, Sing. – AFR AM FIC WARD, e-book & e-audiobook

Their eyes Were Watching God. Hurston, Nora Zeale. – AFR AM FIC HURSTON

Fiction Movie, Playaway, audiobook, e-book

The Turner House. Flournoy, Angela – e-book

The Water Dancer : A Novel. Coates, Ta-Nehisi – e-book &e-audiobook, audiobook,, playaway

The Underground Railroad : A Novel. Whitehead, Colson. – AFR AM FIC WHITEHEAD, Playaway & audiobook


All The WAy

The Best of Enemies


The Hate U Give

The Help

Green Book

To Kill a Mockingbird

Just Mercy

The Long Walk Home


A Raisin in the Sun


Their Eyes were Watching God

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

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