Antiracist Books for Adult Readers

Antiracist Books for Adult Readers

For those seeking to go beyond the awareness of racism and educate themselves to collectively contribute to an equal and just society, the following list of books may be of interest.

How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X Kendi

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Slavery By Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Policing the Black Man by Angela J. Davis, Bryan Stevenson, Marc Mauer, Bruce Western and Jeremy Travis

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Women, Race, & Class by Angela Davis

Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Hellhound On His Trail by Hampton Sides

Andrea is a Collection Development Manager for Clermont County Public Library.

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