Read. Listen. Learn. Amplify Black Voices.

As people all over the world are protesting on the street and online in support of Black Lives Matter, there is a growing movement to self-educate about racism, prejudice, and privilege. Recognition of racism and its intent, as well as its impact, is an essential part of any anti-racism education. We are hoping we can help our community get started by providing access to the following resources. Read, listen, watch, and learn.

The following resources and many more are available at Newcastle Libraries

Amplify Black Voices - Australian and International Fiction

Amplify Black Voices - Australian and International Non-Fiction

Understanding and fighting racism

Black Lives Matter - Picture Books

Black Lives Matter - Junior Fiction

Freegal Music Playlist - Black Lives Matter

Beamafilm - Movies and Documentaries

NoveList Plus - Reading recommendations for all ages

Resources for Aboriginal family history research in NSW​

Links to other great resources

AustLit - 101 Links to Black Writers and Voices

Amplify Black Stories - Celebrate Black authors, leaders, creators, and more who have forged a path for themselves and others.

Anti-racism resources from Australia and beyond - A list of books, podcasts, activists and more from Australia and beyond to support anti-racism self education.

All Together Now - imagines and delivers innovative and evidence based projects that promote racial equity.

All Together Now - Download the App and challenge your understanding of racism - All the news and information you need to stay up to date with what's happening at Awabakal

Uluru Statement from the Heart - The entire land and seascape is named, and the cultural memory of our old people is written here.

Gambay: a map of Australia's first languages - Find out more about the map on Gambay website. Teachers’ notes are also available to use with the map compiled to assist teaching about Australia’s first languages across the curriculum.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice - All of us can play a part in making sure that every Australian – Indigenous and non-Indigenous – has the opportunities and choices they need to lead full and healthy lives.

Australian Human Rights Commission - Lets talk Race - A guide on how to conduct a conversation about racism

Beyond Blue - What is the connection between racism and mental health?

AIATSIS-Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies - Australian national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.

For Kids

Victoria State Government - Education and Training - Culturally diverse books in the Premiers' Reading Challenge

Racism No Way - Anti-racism education for Australian schools

For Teens

The Conversation - Australian books that can help young people understand their place in the world

Racism No Way - Anti-racism education for Australian schools

Australian Human Rights Commission - Tackling racism in Australia