youth
Book Club

Welcome to the Racial Justice Learning Exchange (RJLE) Youth Book Club! Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell is excited to host this book club for youth to engage in dialogue on the importance of the select books each quarter.

Each quarter, we will read a new book. Book Club participants will be invited to engage in discussions regarding the contents of the book.

The book club selections will align with Racial Justice Learning Exchange public events focus on shared histories and current dynamics impacting racial justice.

Whether you are just starting your learning journey or you’re already a bookworm for racial justice, we look forward to your participation and are committed to supporting our collective learning!

Book of the quarter

How To Be A (Young) Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone

How to be a (Young) Antiracist empowers teen readers to help create a more just society. Antiracism is a journey--and now young adults will have a map to carve their own path. Kendi and Stone have revised this work to provide anecdotes and data that speaks directly to the experiences and concerns of younger readers, encouraging them to think critically and build a more equitable world in doing so.

Past Book Club Events

Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition

by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista.

The RJLE Book Club launched May 2022, featuring the book 'Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition,' by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista.

past Book Club Selections 2022

Spring 2022

Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition

Author:
David E. Hayes-Bautista

Summer 2022

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771 - 1965

Author:
Kelly-Lytle Hernández

Fall 2022

Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California

Author:
Tomás Almaguer