Vote. But don't just vote. Commit to learning and action toward collective liberation every day. No matter what the outcomes are today, we have work to do.
These are some of the books and stories and realities that inform my vote and that made up the image we created for this election. If you're missing any of these in your library, add them! Keep learning. Keep talking. Keep taking action.
STAMPED by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi, THE BRAVE by James Bird, ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM GIRL by Nadine Courtney, FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang, RUNNING by Natalia Sylvester, RICK by Alex Gino
STRANGE BIRDS by Celia Perez, FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON by Janae Marks A PLACE AT THE TABLE by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan, I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE by Christine Day, HISTORY SMASHERS by Kate Messner, DEAR JUSTYCE by Nic Stone, AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE by Supriya Kelkar
THIS IS MY AMERICA by Kim Johnson, MARCUS VEGA DOESN'T SPEAK SPANISH by Pablo Cartaya, THE VOTING BOOTH by Brandy Colbert, WE ARE NOT FREE by Traci Chee
HERE TO STAY by Sara Farizan, THE ASSIGNMENT by Liza Wiemer, AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE U.S. by Debbie Reese, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, and Jean Mendoza, LAND OF CRANES by Aida SalazarTHIS BOOK IS ANTIRACIST by Tiffany Jewell, and PUNCHING THE AIR by Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam
A few shares to conclude this message:
Read this election day spell from adrienne maree brown.
Watch and listen to Tracy Chapman singing about the revolution.
In kindness and solidarity,