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June 2nd 2020

Classic and contemporary fiction, nonfiction and other reading materials to educate, interrogate, help unlearn your own racist beliefs and commit yourself to the continuing, long-term project of becoming anti-racist. 

READING LISTS

NON-FICTION

  • Bruce Pascoe – Dark Emu
  • Stan Grant – Talking to My Country
  • Anita Heiss – Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
  • Reni-Eddo Lodge – Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  • Ibram X Kendi – How to Be An Antiracist
  • Ibram X Kendi – Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • Robin DiAngelo – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  • Wesley Lowry – They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement
  • Michelle Alexander – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Era of Color Blindness
  • Jesmyn Ward – The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
  • Ijeoma Oluo – So You Want to Talk About Race
  • bell hooks – Black Looks Race and Representation
  • Angela Davis – Are Prisions Obsolete?
  • bell hooks – ain’t i a woman? black women and feminism
  • Audre Lorde – Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
  • Mikki Kendall Hood – Feminism: Notes From the Women that a Movement Forgot
  • James Baldwin – The Fire Next Time
  • Janet Mock – Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
  • Maya Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Malcolm X – The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • Frantz Fanon – The Wretched of the Earth
  • Jesmyn Ward – Men We Reaped
  • Paul Wilson – Black Death White Hands
  • Angela Davis – Women, Race & Class
  • James Forman Jr. – Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
  • Dorothy Roberts – Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century
  • Carol Anderson – White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • Bryan Stevenson – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • Layla F Saad – Me and White Supremacy
  • Angela Davis – Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
  • Don Weatherburn – Arresting Incarceration: Pathways out of Indigenous Imprisonment
  • Tim Wise – White Like Me: Reflections On Race From A Privileged Son
  • Mira Jacob – Good Talk
  • Jim Wallis – America’s Original Sin
  • Richard Rothstein – The Color Of Law
  • Isabel Wilkerson – The Warmth Of Other Suns
  • Chloe Hooper – The Tall Man
  • Alex S. Vitale – The End of Policing (free e-book available here)

FICTION

  • Melissa Lucashenko – Too Much Lip
  • Claire G. Coleman – Terra Nullius
  • Ralph Ellison – Invisible Man
  • Toni Morrison – Beloved
  • Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad
  • Colson Whitehead – The Nickel Boys
  • Paul Beatty – The Sellout
  • Zora Neale Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Tayari Jones – An American Marriage
  • Alice Walker – The Color Purple
  • Edward P Jones – The Known World
  • Jesmyn Ward – Sing, Unburied, Sing

POETRY

  • Romaine Moreton – A Walk With Words
  • Alf Taylor – Long Time Now: Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now
  • Claudia Rankine – Citizen: An American Lyric

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