Anchorage School District leans hard into antiracism


The Anchorage School District (ASD) has provided a list of “Equity Resources“; books on the list include:

  • Antiracist Baby by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 
  • How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 
  • Stamped from The Beginning by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 
  • The New Jim Crow by Michele Alexander 
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz 
  • White Fragility by Dr. Robin DiAngelo 
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. edited by Clayborne Carson
  • The Building of the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson’s White House by Joshua Zeitz
  • The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes
  • The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race by Anthony Christian Campo 

The district notes “These books have been recommended by staff as self and facilitated-study resources on equity and race. The authors represent prominent voices in the ongoing national discussion about equity and race.  These resources are not part of the ASD student curriculum, nor are the authors endorsed by ASD.”

Additional reading:

Anchorage School District plunges into ‘critical race theory’ with racism reading list, Must Read Alaska, March 17, 2021