Recommended Reading Lists

Use These Reading Lists to Get Informed and Inspired

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Roots & Shoots is all about creating community projects that help people, other animals, and the planet. With any project you create, the Roots & Shoots 4-Step Formula will help guide you to success.  The reading lists provided on this page can support you during Step 1: Get Engaged. With so many important themes your project can address, it’s important to learn about the changes you want to make to help you create the most effective project possible.

Below, you can find recommended reading lists curated by members and alumni  of the Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council to get engaged with Dr. Jane’s story, Social Justice, and the LGBTQ+ Community.

Recommended Reading on Dr. Jane

Dive Deeper Into Dr. Jane's History and The Roots & Shoots Model
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Anti-Racist Reading List

A Comprehensive Reading List to Inform and Inspire Racial Justice Action
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LGBTQIA+ Reading List

A Reading List to Inform and Inspire Young People on Different Identities
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