GBC Recommended Reading: An Antiracist Booklist

It’s hard to articulate in words what we are seeing in the news over the past few weeks. How sad, difficult and wrong these times we are presented with. Enough is enough. As in everything, our community – when we feel lost or confused, sad or defeated – turns to books and we know they hold within their pages tremendous power and wisdom.

Here are 17 non-fiction books on race to continue our education and understanding to be better allies. We hope you’ll join us in reading:

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

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

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

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo Lodge

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones

This Book Is Antiracist: 20 Lessons How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell

White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue… And Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation by Lauren Michele Jackson

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal

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

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

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