Books

On this page are books discussing race, reading these works are part of the education needed to become actively anti-racist. Each book you see linked will bring you to a black-owned bookstore where you can purchase it.

Non-Fiction

BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT – SEMICOLON CHICAGO

Patricia Hill Collins

ELOQUENT RAGE: A BLACK FEMINIST DISCOVERS HER SUPERPOWER – MAHOGANY BOOKS

Dr. Brittany Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir – The Lit Bar

Kiese Laymon

How To Be an Antiracist – Eye See Me

Ibram X. Kendi

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS – FULTON STREET BOOKS

Maya Angelou

I’M STILL HERE: BLACK DIGNITY IN A WORLD MADE FOR WHITENESS – ESO WON BOOKS

Austin Channing Brown

Just Mercy – Frugal Bookstore

Bryan Stevenson

REDEFINING REALNESS – LOYALTY BOOKS

Janet Mock

So You Want To Talk About Race – Uncle Bobbie’s

Ijeoma Oluo

THE FIRE NEXT TIME – PYRAMID BOOKS

James Baldwin

THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS – BRAIN LAIR BOOKS

Grace Lee Boggs

THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS – CAFE CON LIBROS

Isabel Wilkerson

THIS BRIDGE CALLED MY BACK: WRITINGS BY RADICAL WOMEN OF COLOR – UNCLE BOBBIE’S

Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa 

WHITE FRAGILITY: WHY IT’S SO HARD FOR WHITE PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT RACISM – SEMICOLON CHICAGO

Robin Diangelo, PhD

Fiction

THE BLUEST EYE – TURNING PAGE BOOKSHOP

Toni Morrison

THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD – SANKOFA BOOKS

Zora Neale Hurston

The Nickel Boys – Revolution Books

Colson Whitehead

The Water Dancer – The Lit Bar

Ta-Nehisi Coates

If Beale Street Could Talk – Brain Lair Books

James Baldwin

Children’s Books

Ages 0-3
The Snowy Day – Dare Books

Ezra Jack Keats

Ages 3-5
Saturday – Eye See Me

Oge Mora

Hair Love – Hakim’s Book Store

Matthew A. Cherry

Ages 5-8
Each Kindness – Eye See Me

Jacqueline Woodson

The Youngest Marcher – Eye See Me

Audrey Faye Hendricks

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation – Turning Page Bookshop

Duncan Tonatiuh

Ages 8-12+
Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny And Injustice – Loyalty Books

Veronica Chambers

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness – Uncle Bobbie’s

Anastasia Higginbotham

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History – Eye See Me

Vashti Harrison

Young Water Protectors… A Story About Standing Rock – Uncle Bobbie’s

Kelly Tudor, Jason Eaglespeaker, and Aslan Tudor

My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope – Eye See Me

Diane Guerrero and Erica Moroz

 

Information From:

Sarah Sofie Flicker and Alyssa Klein

@booksaremybag

@marmaladie

New York Times

@wanderingbritt_