EJI Bookshelf

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At Hilltop Montessori School, understanding diversity with all of its social and cultural
intersections is necessary to reveal and confront all forms of discrimination. The
creation of an equitable, just, and inclusive community is only possible with the
commitment and awareness of all. The teachers and staff are working on educating
ourselves on our biases and how they show up in the classroom and in our personal
We would like to invite you all to read some of the literature that is supporting our
community on this journey. At the same time, we would greatly appreciate any
suggestions of books for our small Lobby Library, or a willingness to contribute to the
purchase of more exciting and educational books that support equity, inclusion, and
For now, here are ten books we recommend:
● Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj (youth)
● Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dustin Bowling (youth/young
● Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (youth/young adults)
● When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse
Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele (young adults)
● My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem (adults)
● When Stars Are Scattered by Omar Mohamed & Victoria Jamieson (youth/young
● Cast: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (adults)
● Stamp: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
(youth/young adults)
● An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
● March (book one, two and three) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
(youth/young adults)
Marco Yunga Tacuri