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Resources for Exploring Race, Racism, and Racial Identity: Books for Adults

Websites, articles, videos, booklists and more for parents and teachers on topics related to race and equity.

Books for Adults - Nonfiction


Books for Adults - Nonfiction


The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo

How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

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

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages

The events of the past several days are fresh, but these books—and these systemic problems: white supremacy, police brutality, centuries of violence against Black people, carried out time and again by white people—have been here. And we’d be naïve to believe that by reading books alone we might somehow upend that reality. We cannot rely on the books to do the work for us, but in the hopes they might serve as catalysts for the self-reflection and group discussion that often preface effective antiracist action, we have developed a list of our own. For those committed to this journey—the reading and the subsequent action—below is a start.

- Booklist Reader, June 5, 2020



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