Resources

Building a school community where anti-racism thrives, black lives matter, and racial and ethnic diversity is embraced. Our promise is to stand alongside the students, teachers, and families of the Coronado schools, providing resources, advocating for them, and listening to them. Below are some videos and links that can help you get more comfortable talking about race and diversity.

For Students

For Teachers

For Parents

Books To read

High School:
All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon

Middle School:
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
Hurry Freedom: African Americans in Gold Rush California by Jerry Stanley
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge
Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Munoz Ryan
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond

Elementary School:
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman
Frog Scientist, The by Pamela S. Turner
Grandma’s Gift by Eric Velasquez
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio
Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner
Mary McLeod Bethune by Eloise Greenfield
My People by Langston Hughes
Negro Speaks of Rivers, The by Langson Hughes
Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack
Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children, The by Davida Adedjouma
Roots and Blues: A Celebration by Arnold Adoff
Underground by Shane W. Evans
Way a Door Closes, The by Hope Anita Smith
You Can Be a Friend by Lauren Dungy and Tony Dungy

Films to See

Hair Love

https://youtu.be/kNw8V_Fkw28

Canvas

https://youtu.be/RCmNCkIUot8

Soul

https://youtu.be/xOsLIiBStEs

A Wrinkle In Time

https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ

Jingle Jangle

https://youtu.be/aYPUYVgwLWY

Akeelah and the Bee

https://youtu.be/8Sf4Lwxg6lQ

Bino and Fino (Animated Series)

https://www.amazon.com/Bino-and-Fino/dp/B01N5F4OEB

Nella the Princess Knight (Animated Series)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B01N0VQ2MN/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s1

Esme and Roy (Animated Series)

https://www.hulu.com/series/esme-and-roy-9d9888db-5447-466d-a277-93469901dca8

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Animated Series)

https://youtu.be/25UHUbpFTtY

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind 

https://youtu.be/nPkr9HmglG0

See you Yesterday

https://youtu.be/8MVRWQ1PnMo

The Hate You Give

https://youtu.be/ONQT4WT44YE

Fast Color

https://youtu.be/tySUZIiXObc

Hidden Figures

https://youtu.be/RK8xHq6dfAo

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

https://youtu.be/g4Hbz2jLxvQ

The Pursuit of Happyness

https://youtu.be/89Kq8SDyvfg

Black Panther 

https://youtu.be/xjDjIWPwcPU

Loving (PG -13)

https://youtu.be/74oMTeOYxiU

Beast of the Southern Wild (PG-13)

https://youtu.be/pvqZzSMIZa0

Madam C. J. Walker

https://youtu.be/yYDJvnDfB2w

Project Power

https://youtu.be/WSDXErPiz8g

Adult 

They’ve Gotta to Have Us (Series: History of Black Cinema)

https://youtu.be/9D5Dhk0LJBQ

The Watchmen (HBO Series)

https://youtu.be/zymgtV99Rko

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

https://youtu.be/X-jxEX1XQpY

Lovecraft Country (HBO Series)

https://youtu.be/eEvK1Zwi9XY

Between the World and Me (HBO Feb 20)

https://youtu.be/6ZbKLlVrrjQ

Sylvie’s Love

https://youtu.be/SbjakuJZgww

I May Destroy You (HBO series)

https://youtu.be/DTjlurdbNnw

Fences

https://youtu.be/TbkUwE_Po-s

Us

https://youtu.be/hNCmb-4oXJA

Blackklasnman 

https://youtu.be/pFc6I0rgmgY

Just Mercy

https://youtu.be/GVQbeG5yW78

Get out

https://youtu.be/DzfpyUB60YY

Widows

https://youtu.be/wYUFlgR4YwQ

Pose (Series)

https://youtu.be/_t4YuPXdLZw

Sorry to Bother You 

https://youtu.be/8UAYfgd3F0Q

Dope

https://youtu.be/rLNN6Kef3Yk

Uncorked

https://youtu.be/s0sZtjE2MXg

42

https://youtu.be/HALfME0wjeU

Queen Sugar (Series)

https://youtu.be/Py1GVEAVv4E

Small Axe (Series)

https://youtu.be/SjFAEy-0BLk