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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