Resources for Black and Immigrant Youth

Resources for Black and Immigrant Youth created by Golden Mti

 

Picture books for pre-KG to grade 1:

 

I Am Enough by Grace Byers https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35396839-i-am-enough

 

All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color by Katie Kissinger https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50564.All_the_Colors_We_Are

 

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43853210-the-proudest-blue

 

IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, Carolyn Choi https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/50880505-intersectionallies

 

Grade 1 to 3:

 

Freedom River by Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/623627.Freedom_River

 

When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31258103-when-we-were-alone

 

Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37119048-where-are-you-from

 

Let’s Talk about Race by Julius Lester https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/268111.Let_s_Talk_about_Race

 

The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/773936.The_Bracelet

 

Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianna Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37953987-something-happened-in-our-town

 

Grade 4-6:

 

I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis, Kathy Kacer https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29403531-i-am-not-a-number

 

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58382.Through_My_Eyes

 

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51942425-black-brother-black-brother

 

New Kid (New Kid #1) by Jerry Craft https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39893619-new-kid

 

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/638689.Elijah_of_Buxton

 

Teens:

 

Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America by David H.T. Wong

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13592251-escape-to-gold-mountain

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32075671-the-hate-u-give

 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25489625-between-the-world-and-me

 

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29780253-born-a-crime

 

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50214741-the-girl-with-the-louding-voice

 

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45730968-this-book-is-anti-racist

 

Here to Stay by Sara Farizan https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38571446-here-to-stay

 

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/118944.American_Born_Chinese

 

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan Stevenson

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38251354-just-mercy-adapted-for-young-adults

 

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52220686-stamped

 

Mental Health Resources

 

BLACK YOUTH HELPLINE

https://blackyouth.ca/

 

BLACK EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH COLLECTIVE (BEAM)

https://www.beam.community/

 

SUNSHINE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/mental-health-issues-facing-the-black-community/

 

 

ASSOCIATION OF BLACK PSYCHOLOGISTS SELF-CARE TOOL KIT

https://www.abpsi.org/pdf/FamilyCommunitySelfCareToolKit.pdf

 

MELANIN AND MENTAL HEALTH

https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/

 

OURSELVES BLACK

https://ourselvesblack.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Success Resources

 

GOLDEN MTI

https://www.goldenmti.org/

 

BLACK HISTORY IN CANADA EDUCATION GUIDE

http://education.historicacanada.ca/en/tools/40

 

BLACK TALENTS

https://blacktalents-ca1.webflow.io/

 

CENTER FOR NEWCOMERS

https://www.centrefornewcomers.ca/settlement-services

 

CALGARY BLACK CHAMBERS

https://calgaryblackchambers.ca/

 

RISING YOUTH

https://www.risingyouth.ca/

 

THE COLOUR FACTOR

https://thecolourfactor.com/

 

CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) ALBERTA

https://www.ccisab.ca/

 

SETTLEMENT WORKERS IN SCHOOL (SWIS)

https://cbfy.ca/programs/swis/