Explore these great works related to this year’s MLK week theme: “Where Do We Go From Here” compiled by Librarian Allyson Mower. Be sure to check out the library’s MLK Week event “Moving Forward by Learning From Our Past: An Exhibition & Talk with the Utah Black History Museum” on Tuesday, January 16th at 11 am in the Gould Auditorium.
"Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community"
By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This book, the last one Dr. King wrote, starts with ‘Where Are We?” and what a salient place to begin when it comes to considering new and different directions. The book covers wide-ranging topics from dilemmas to backlash to common humanity, but ends by highlighting essential programs and prospects: education, employment, rights, and housing.
"Standpoints: A Black Feminist Podcast"
By Andrea Baldwin
An excellent podcast hosted by U of U Associate Professor Andrea Baldwin about going beyond chaos to build community through mentorship, collaboration, and agency.
"King: A Life"
By Jonathan Eig
Published in May 2023 and longlisted for the National Book Award, this monograph provides a comprehensive story of Dr. King’s life. It is also slated to become a film directed by Chris Rock and produced by Steven Spielberg.
By Nic Stone
YA novel about 17-year-old Justyce McAllister who grapples with contemporary injustices such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racism by writing letters to his imagined version of Martin Luther King, Jr.