Anti-Racism Book List

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Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
305.8 COA
Told through Ta-Nehisi Coates' own understanding of the subject, comes a bold and personal investigation into America's racial history.
Tears We Cannot Stop
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
305.8 DYS
Michael Erc Dyson calls for change in the United States. Racial progress can only be achieved after facing difficult truths.
How to be less stupid about race
How to be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M. Fleming
305.8 FLE
Crystal Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance and provides a map how to enact change.
Waking Up White
Waking Up White by Debby Irving
305.8 IRV
As Debby Irving unpacks her own beliefs about colorblindness and being a good person, she reveals how these mindsets actually perpetuate racism. 
How to be an antiracist
How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 KEN
Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America—but even more, points us toward new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.
Stamped from the beginning
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 KEN
This comprehensive history of anti-black racism focuses on the lives of five major players in American history
Stay Woke
Stay Woke by Tehama Lopez Bunyasi
305.8 LOP
This is the essential guide to understanding how racism works and how racial inequality shapes black lives, offers a help for antiracists.
So you want to talk about race
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
305.8 OLU
Oluo tackles the sensitive, hyper-charged racial landscape in current America, discussing the issues of privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, and more.
The Color of Law
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
305.8 ROT
Richard Rothstein documents how American cities became so racially divided and describes how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation.
Me and white supremacy
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
305.8 SAA
 Layla Saad encouraged people on Instagram to own up and share their racist behaviors. This book teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop inflicting damage.
Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
305.8 TAT
Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential.
I'm still here
I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
305.896 BRO
A journey of learning "what it means to love blackness" led Austin Channing Brown to a lifetime’s work spent navigating America's racial divide.
They can't kill us all
They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
305.896 LOW
A behind-the-scenes account of the story of the #blacklivesmatter movement that shares insights into the young people behind it.
When they call you a terrorist
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullers and Asha Bandele
323.092 KHA
A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice.
A more beautiful and terrible history
A More Beautiful and Terrible History by Jeanne Theoharis
323.11 THE
Examines the accepted narrative of the civil rights movement to reveal the myths and fables that diminish its scope.
How we fight white supremacy
How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin
323.1196 SOL
The authors celebrate the Black Resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, and provide a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice—and ideas for how each of us can contribute.
Evicted
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
339.46 DES
Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond examines eviction as a cause of poverty in America. Millions of people are wrongly evicted and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems.
Just Mercy
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
353.48 STE
The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson, recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those in need.
I can't breathe
I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street by Matt Taibbi
363.23 TAI
in 2014, a 43 year-old black man named Eric Garner Eric Garner died after a police officer put him in a chokehold. His last words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for the nascent Black Lives Matter protest movement.
Men we reaped
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
921 WARD
Recounts the loss of five young men in the author's life, sharing her experiences of living through the dying as she searches through answers in her community.
Overground Railroad
Overground Railroad by Candacy Taylor
973 TAY
Examines the important historical role of the “Black travel guide to America” published from 1936 to 1966, celebrating the courage of Black-safe businesses that advanced race relations by including themselves in Green Book listings.
Stony the Road
Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates
973.049 GAT
Henry Louis Gates presents chronicle of America's post-Civil War struggle for racial equality and the violent counterrevolution that resubjugated black Americans throughout the 20th century.