• Adult Books

  • It is impossible to list all the books related to this subject, so below is an exhaustive list.  For more suggestions, here are several websites:

  • The following books are the most often cited in books in looking to expand your horizons in diversity. 
    The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin                              
    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander
    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration – Isabel Wilkerson
    How  to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
    Just Mercy – A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson
    Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad
    Between the World and Me - Ta-Hehisi Coates
    Sister Outsider – Aurde Lorde
    Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neal Hurston
    White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism – Robin Diangelo
    So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
    Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Power of Empowerment - Patricia Hill Collins (2008)
    Citizen: An American Lyric - Claudia Rankine (2014)
    Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - Dr. Brittney Cooper
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou\
    I’m Still Here: Black. Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown
    The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
    The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
    When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America – Ira Katznelson          
    When They Call you a Terrorist – Patrisse Kahn-Cullors & Asha Bandele
    White Rage – Carol Anderson
    Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race – Beverly Daniel Tatum
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People – Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Below is a long list of many more books:

    A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son - Sergio Troncoso
    A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature - Jacqueline Goldsby
    Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empires, Prisons, and Torture - Angela Davis
    All About Love - Bell Hooks
    America’s Original Sin – Wallis
    Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
    An Indigenous Peoples History or the United States – Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis
    Assata Shakur: An Autobiography - Assata Shakur
    Aventura, Amor y Tacos: The Path to Reconnecting with the Motherland - Maira Hernández
    Biased - Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt
    Black Skin, White Masks – Frantz Fanon
    Blindspot - Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald
    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah
    Brutal Imagination - Cornelius Eady
    Charleston Syllabus - Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, Keisha N.  Blain
    Chinese in America - Iris Chang
    Courageous Conversations About Race - Glenn Singleton
    Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds - Adrienne Maree Brown
    Freedom is a Constant Struggle – Angela Y. Davis
    From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo
    Good Talk – Mira Jacob
    Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? - Mumia Abu-Jamal
    Heavy: An American Memoir - Kiese Laymon
    Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women a Movement Forgot - Mikki Kendall
    How Does it Feel to be a Problem – Mustafa Bayoumi
    How to Be Less Stupid About Race - Crystal Fleming
    I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin (Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson)
    Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color - Andrea J. Ritchie
    Mindful of Race – Ruth King
    Minor Feelings – Cathy Park Hong
    Monster - Walter Dean Myers
    Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations – Toni Morrison
    My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies - Resmaa Menakem 
    Native Son – Richard Wright
    Never Caught - Erica Armstrong Dunbar
    One Person, No Vote - Carol Anderson
    Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent - Eduardo Galeano
    Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens The Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era - Jerry Mitchell
    Race Matters - Cornel West
    Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence - Derald Wing Sue
    Raising Our Hands - Jenna Arnold
    Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America - Jennifer Harvey
    Redefining Realness - Janet Mock 
    Ringside Seat to the Revolution - David Dorado Romo
    Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid - William Lopez
    Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America - Ibram X. Kendi
    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award Winner Stamped from the Beginning - Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
    Sulwe – Lupita Nyong’O
    Swing Time – Zadie Smith
    The African American and LatinX History of the United States – Paul Ortiz
    The Broken Heart of America - Walter Johnson
    The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein
    The Condemnation of Blackness - Khalil Gibran Muhammad
    The Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
    The Legacy of Trauma: Context of African American Existence - Brandon Jones
    The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century - Grace Lee Boggs
    The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead
    The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
    The Water Dancer – Ta-Nehisi Coates
    They Were Her Property - Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
    This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action and Do the Work - Tiffany Jewell
    This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color - Cherríe Moraga
    Unapolegtic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements - Charlene Carruthers
    Waking Up White - Debby Irving
    We Were Eight Years in Power - Ta-Nehisi Coates 
    When I Was Puerto Rican - Esmeralda Santiago
    Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do - Claude M. Steele
    White Innocence - Gloria Wekker
    Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy - David Zucchino
    Women, Race, and Class – Angela Davis
    Works by W.E.B. Du Bois
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