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July 13, 2020

The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many more have swept the nation and caused a public outcry for justice. It has launched a movement of change for our country and many are responding to the call by asking themselves how they can help. Before you act, it is crucial to educate yourself about white privilege, racial injustice, hidden-bias, and the history of racism in America. For those looking to educate themselves this list of anti-racism books can be a helpful resource. Books recommended for younger readers are located at the bottom.

A Good Place to Start

How to Be an Antiracist
By Ibram X. Kendi
Find it here

So You Want to Talk About Race
By Ijeoma Oluo
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Me and White Supremacy
By Layla F. Saad
Find it here

More Recommendations

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?
By Mumia Abu-Jamal
Find it here

The New Jim Crow
By Michelle Alexander
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The Fire Next Time
By James Baldwin
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Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
By Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
Find it here

I’m Still Here: I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
By Austin Channing Brown
Find it here

White Fragility
By Robin Diangelo
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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America
By Moustafa Bayoumi
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Between the World and Me
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Tears We Cannot Stop
By Michael Eric Dyson
Find it here

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
By Reni Eddo-Lodge
Find it here

Minor Feelings
By Cathy Park Hong
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Good Talk
By Mira Jacob
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Mindful of Race
By Ruth King
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Stamped From the Beginning
By Ibram X. Kendi
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An African American and Latinx History of the United States
By Paul Ortiz
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Citizen
By Claudia Rankine
Find it here

The Color of Law
By Richard Rothstein
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Just Mercy
By Bryan Stevenson
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Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?
By Beverly Daniel Tatum
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America’s Original Sin
By Jim Wallis
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The Fire This Time
By Jesmyn Ward
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The Warmth of Other Suns
By Isabel Wilkerson
Find it here

For Younger Readers

This Book is Anti-Racist
By Tiffany Jewell
Find it here

Stamped
By Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Find it here


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