Reading: Collected Lists and Resources for all ages

BOOKS to GET YOU STARTED

  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (Young Adult version of the book Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi)
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad and Robin DiAngelo
  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (see prologue in 10th anniversary edition for excellent new critique of current trends)
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
  • Tears We Cannot Stop : Sermon to White American by Michael Eric Dyson (par)
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
  • Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class by Lawrence Otis Graham
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Killing Us Softly (women in advertising – personalizing women and subliminal messages)
  • Why Are the Black Kids Sitting Together in the CafeteriaAnd Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Color of Water by James McBride (written from perspective of being bi-racial)
  • Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequalities by Alison Marie Behnke
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by  Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele
  • A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter by Nikki Giovanni (poetry)
  • The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou (poetry)
  • Fiction:
    • Beloved by Toni Morrison (all works of fiction and nonfiction)
    • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • On the Come-Up & The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Young Adult novels)
  • On indigenous people’s experiences and perspectives:
    • Blackfoot Physics by David Peat
    • Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexi Sherman (fiction, Young Adult)
    • An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo (poet laureate)
    • God is Red: A Native View of Religion by Vine Deloria (and other works by same author
    • American Indians in Children's Literature