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Anti-Racism Resources

Reading Lists

*Any books not available in Beaman Library are available through Interlibrary Loan.

African American Urban History Since World War II by Kenneth L. Kusmer and Joe William Trotter
All Our Kin by Carol B. Stack

​Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Critical Race Theory Perspectives on the Social Studies by Gloria Ladson-Billings
The Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural American by Ronald Takai
​Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education by Oslem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo
The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
​Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Killing Rage: Ending Racism by Bell Hooks
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything that Your American History Book Got Wrong by James W. Loewen 
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
Racism Without Racists: Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Racist America by Joe R. Feagin
Reconciliation Reconsidered by Tanya Brice
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Olou
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
​Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter by Tahama Lopez Bunyasi and Candis Watts Smith
The Truly Disadvantaged by William Julius Wilson 
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
The Warmth from Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
​Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum



*Any books not available in Beaman Library are available through Interlibrary Loan

Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
March (Volumes 1-3) by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Native Son by Richard Wright
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates