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In an effort to aid the St. Charles Community, City Staff, City Council and the Mayor in learning about topics related to the work of the Human Relations Commission (HRC), the HRC has established a lending library. The books and media are held by the HRC Staff Liaison Chuck Lovelace at the City Hall, who can be reached at HRC@stcharlescitymo.gov, or 636.949.3590.  Books may also be available at local libraries.  More information about the books can be found by clicking on the titles from the list below.

The HRC Learning Library contains the following:

1. Safe Enough to Soar Accelerating Trust, Inclusion and Collaboration in the Workplace- By Frederick A Miller and Judith H Katz. 

2. Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and The American Promise- By Eboo Patel

3. Inventing Latinos- A New Story of American Racism- By Laura E. Gomez

4. We Can’t Talk About That At Work: How To Talk about Race, Religion, Politics and other Polarizing Topics- By Mary-Frances Winters

5. Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences- By Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman

6. A Queer History of the United States- By Michael Bronski

7. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave- By Frederick Douglas

8. Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America- By Ibram X Kendi

9. Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow- By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

10. I Am Not Your Negro- (DVD) – By Magnolia Pictures

11. My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir –By Jenn Shapland

12. The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales By Virginia Hamilton

13. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice- By Maurianne Adams and Lee Anne Bell

14. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice The Shapes What We See, Think and Do- By Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PHD

15. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of Americas Great Migration- By Isabel Wilkerson

16. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson

17. X + Y A Mathematicians Manifesto for Rethinking Gender –By Eugenia Cheng

18. An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States- By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

19. A Disability History of the United States- By Kim E. Nielsen

20. So You Want To Talk About Race? –By Ijeoma Oluo

21. The Educators Guide to LGBTQ+ Inclusion: A practical Resource for K-12 Teachers, Administrators and School Support Staff- By Kryss Shane

22. Racism Without Racists: Color Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality In America- By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

23. Readings For Diversity and Social Justice- By Maurianne Adams and Warren J Blumenfeld

24. The Color of Law: Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America- By Richard Rothstein

25. The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States- Walter Johnson


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