Resources

Hello and welcome to our resource page! 

ACENet is currently curating a collection of Asian and anti-Asian racism resources that can be used in a variety of settings and for a variety of ages.  If you have or know of a resource you think is applicable, feel free to share them with us at ACENetCanada@gmail.com

Thank you!

Reading a Book

Books

Books are one of the best ways to teach children how to be anti-racist.  By providing reading material that implicitly and explicitly represents minorities, whose experiences and identities have been underrepresented in mainstream media, one can counter the concepts of "othering", "conditional belonging", and "forever foreigner."

 

Scroll down to see some of ACENet's picks for children and adult books in various categories.  Note that most of the books fall into multiple categories and can be used for a multitude of purposes.

 

  

Click the book covers to see a short description of the book.  Use the arrows to navigate between the books listed in a category.  Books are sectioned into two rows: 1) Children/Adolescent audience, and 2) Mature audiences.

Butterflies

Creative Voices Contest Winners

ALPHA Education has completed the Voices of Hope Collection of Poetry.  We are blessed and inspired to see youths of all ages have the courage to speak to how they feel, see, and hear racism in our world today.  The submissions have been curated and published in an online book format on the ALPHA Education website: 

https://www.alphaeducation.org/anti-racism

Voices of Hope Collection of Poetry

Voices of Hope, a poetry / spoken word project invites youth to share their visions of racial harmony as part of combatting racial division and exclusion. This Collection of Poetry, by youths age 11 – 18, is representative of young people’s understanding of the impact of racism and their hopes for what must change

Book Spotlight

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Meryl Jaffe (2015) from the Comic Book Legal Defence Fund writes, "2014's Ms. Mavel: No Normal encompasses the first five issues of Marvel’s new reboot.  It features a Muslim Pakistani American superheroine who struggles with identity issues whether she’s in or out of her costume.  Despite everything like most teens, she’s just trying to figure out how to fit in. 

 

Kamala’s polymorph superpowers — which mean she can change her shape, size and form — are a wonderful metaphor that reflects her inner struggles as she stretches, bends, and recoils from the pressures all around her.  Kamala not only struggles with her identity, but with the different ways and expectations of her religion, with the pressures and expectations from her strict (but nurturing) parents, and with her power as well."

 

Follow Kamala journey to becoming a Captain Marvel and an Avenger through various comic book issues.

 

It is the perfect time to introduce readers to Kamala Khan as she will be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe later this year!  Disney has announced they are set to air a live action series titled Ms. Marvel in late 2021.  The show will star Iman Vellani an 18-year-old from Markham, Ontario 🇨🇦!