Anti-Racism Booklist

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Multiple Perspectives

American Like Me By America Ferrera
920.073 FER 
These stories shine a light on the American experience and will appeal to everyone.
Tell Me Who You Are By Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
305.8 GUO 
Guo and Vulchi travel to all fifty states, conducting hundreds of interviews that uncover how racism plays out in this country every day.
This Book is Anti-Racist By Tiffany Jewell
TEEN 305.8 JEW 
This book aims to give readers the language and ability to understand racism and a drive to undo it.

Asian Activism

Minor Feelings By Cathy Park Hong
305.489 HON 
Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong confronts thorny subjects, blending memoir, cultural criticism, and history.
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry By Paula Yoo
TEEN 305.895 YOO 
has crafted a portrait of a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism.
Almost American Girl By Robin Ha
A graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and the impact of the creative arts.
A Dutiful Boy By Mohsin Zaidi
306 ZAI
One man’s story about growing up gay and Muslim in London. An inspiring story about breaking through life's barriers.

Black Activism

Well-Read Black Girl By Glory Edim
810.9 EDI 
A collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.
Under the Skin By Linda Villarosa
362.1089 VIL
Journalist at the New York Times Magazine, Villarosa shows the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of our nation.
You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays By Zora Neale Hurston
814.52 HUR 
The essays in this anthology cover a range of topics, including politics, race and gender.
Better, Not Bitter By Yusef Salaam
365.6 SAL 
The memoir of Yusef Salaam of the Central Park Five.
Wake By Rebecca Hall
Wake tells the story of Dr. Rebecca Hall, a historian, granddaughter of slaves, and a woman haunted by the legacy of slavery.
How the Word is Passed By Clint Smith
973.04 SMI 
Through monuments, Smith leads the reader through a tour of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations collective history.

Immigration Policy

Lives in Limbo By Roberto G Gonzales
305.23 GON 
A discussion of the impacts of immigration on young American.
Not a Nation of Immigrants By Roxane Dunbar Ortiz
305.8 DUN 
A critical reframing of U.S. history, analyzing how immigration narratives shape the country.
Conditional Citizens By Laila Lalami
323.6 LAL 
Lalami recounts her journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen.

White Privilege

Sisters in Hate By Seyward Darby
305.8 DAR 
A case study, where Darby studies three women who have joined the white-nationalist movement.
All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep By Andre Henry
305.8 HEN 
Henry explores how the historical divides between Black people and non-Black people are expressed through our most mundane interactions.

Native American Activism

Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer
305.8 KIM 
In these beautifully written essays, Kimmerer explores the natural world, wedding the scientific method with the traditional knowledge of indigenous people.
We are Still Here By Dick Bancroft
323.1196 BAN 
The photographs of activist Dick Bancroft, a key documentarian of AIM. 
We Refuse to Forget By Caleb Gayle
975.00497 GAY 
Gayle follows the Creek Indians from the Southeast along the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma in a tangled tale of crossed bloodlines, racism.