Our KMS PTSA Statement:

The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are yet further examples of the systemic racism that continues to permeate this country. The Kenmore Middle School PTSA stands in solidarity with our black students, families and community members as we move to disrupt the injustices that continue to cause harm and dehumanize our black communities. We hear you, we see you, we value you, we love you. To non-black, anti-racist allies, reach out and support black folx in the way THEY need to be supported. We have also provided resources below to support families in having conversations regarding race and racism, and to continue the learning. Let’s do better for our students, our families, and our country. People are crying out for real change to happen. #BlackLivesMatter


#BlackLivesMatter: K-8 Distance Learning Activities for Justice for George Floyd

Black History Bootcamp

Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young To Talk About Race

Raising Race Conscious Children

Deconstructing White Privilege by Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Following Resource List credit to Victoria Alexander #AmplifyMelanatedVoices

Anti-Racist Starter Kit:

Stamped from the Beginning - Ibram X Kendi

A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn (There is a "young people's" version for elementary and middle school readers)

White Fragility - Robin Diangelo

So you want to talk about race - Ijeoma Oluo

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown

Me and White Supremacy - Layla F Saad

Stamped - Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Anti-Racist Intermediate Kit:

The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America - Anders Walker

The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander

The Condemnation of Blackness - Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Dying of Whiteness - Jonathan Metzl

A Different Mirror - Ronald Takaki

How to be an AntiRacist - Ibram X Kendi

How the South Wont the Civil War - Heather Cox Richardson

Anti-Racist Topic Specifics:

Evicted - Matthew Desmond

Nobody - Marc Lamont Hill

Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W Loewen

Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria - Berver Doniel Tatum, PhD

The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein

Blackballed - Darryl Pinkney

Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W. Loewen

Anti-Racist Lit; Bios, Non-fiction, novels, personal narratives:

The Warmth of Other Sons - Isabel Wilkerson

The Fire Next time - James Baldwin

Malcolm X - Alex Haley

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Killing Rage Ending Racism - Bell Hooks

Becoming - Michelle Obama

An American By Marriage - Tayari Jones

A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota -

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother - James McBride

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - Bryan Stevenson

The Myth Of Race - Robert Sussman

Anti-Racist Lit - Black Feminism:

How we Get Free - Keeanga-Yamhtta Taylor

Black Feminits Thought - Patricia Hill Collins

Ain't I a Woman Black Women and Feminism - Bell Hooks

Bad Feminist - Roxane Gay

Eloquent Rage - Brittney Cooper

In Search of Our Mothers Gardens - Alice Walker

Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde

Women Race & Class - Angela Y Davis

Assata: An Autobiography - Assata Shakur

To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe - Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande

Anti Racist List Black LGBTQ+:

Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin

Zami - Audre Lorde

Real Life - Brandon Taylor

Unapologetic A black, queer, and feminist Mandate for Radical Movements - Charlene A Carruthers

No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies - E. Patrick Johnson

Since I Laid My Burden Down - Brontez Purnell

The Other Side of Paradise - Staceyann Chin

No Ashes in the Fire - Darnell L. Moore

The Summer We Got Free - Mia McKenzie

Black Like Me - John Howard Griffin

Rising Out of Hatred - Eli Saslow

Black On Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity - C. Riley Snorton