Anti-racism Reading List

Anti-racism reading list graphic by Jane Mount


Below are links to the books listed in this Ideal Bookshelf graphic by Jane Mount, as well as titles released since this graphic was created.

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* Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

* Antiracist Baby Board Book by Ibram X. Kendi and Ashley Lukashevsky

* So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 

* How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

* Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad

* An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

* Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

* White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

* I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

* An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

* Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi 

* Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi 

* The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

* The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

* America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis and Bryan Stevenson

* The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

* Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

* Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

* Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People (Paperback) by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

* Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal

* Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

* When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha Bandele

* Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

* The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

* Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

* Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

* The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward

* Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

* Mindful of Race by Ruth King

* Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

* This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell