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Curated Reading Lists

Oakland Public Library

Contact Name: Mana Tominaga,
Type of Initiative: Civic Engagement  


A recent blog post titled “fREADdom at Oakland Public Library” highlights curated reading lists on timely topics and encourages people to see their library as a resource for exploring current issues  (

Your public library is a place where, free of cost, you can learn about current issues from credible sources, explore history, borrow high quality books, and take advantage of community resources and spaces.  Everyone is welcome. Inclusiveness is a core value of public libraries.

Reading is among our greatest freedoms; OPL librarians have curated these timely book lists. Click through to learn more about:

--social movements and activism (

--race and class (

--what it means to be white (

--#blacklivesmatter (

--talking to kids about racism (

The last two lists are continually updated, so check back often.