Antiracist Literature

Every single one of us needs to actively work to end racism; it is not enough to be "not racist," we must be Antiracist.

We have put together this list of suggested reading. You can also start learning immediately by purchasing audiobooks from this Libro.fm list. 

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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062914668
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Published: Harper - January 26th, 2021

So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982170820
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Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

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The Brother You Choose: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Talk about Life, Politics, and the Revolution Cover Image
By Susie Day, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781642591545
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 13th, 2020

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

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White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

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How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593233009
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Published: One World - October 6th, 2020

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632864130
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501132735
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019

Thick: And Other Essays Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781620974360
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Published: New Press - January 8th, 2019

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

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The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 2020

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374537449
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018

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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

The End of Policing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781784782924
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Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525512363
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Published: One World - June 23rd, 2020

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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608465644
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250306906
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525560562
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

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You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538719367
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 12th, 2021

Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250276759
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 1st, 2020

Aftershocks: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982111229
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 2021

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How Beautiful We Were: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593132425
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Published: Random House - March 9th, 2021

Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982116255
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2021

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How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820365
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250194718
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 21st, 2020

Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism, Second Edition Cover Image
$60.13
ISBN: 9781594515873
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Published: Routledge - August 30th, 2008

America Is in the Heart Cover Image
By Carlos Bulosan, Elaine Castillo (Foreword by), E. San Juan (Introduction by), Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao (Selected by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143134039
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 21st, 2019

America Is Not the Heart: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735222427
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Published: Penguin Books - April 2nd, 2019

The Making of Asian America: A History Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781476739410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 16th, 2016

They Called Us Enemy Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780465006403
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Published: Basic Books - March 27th, 2003

Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans Cover Image
$35.03
ISBN: 9781478001607
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Published: Duke University Press - February 15th, 2019

Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics Cover Image
$36.38
ISBN: 9780822318644
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Published: Duke University Press - October 21st, 1996

I Hotel Cover Image
By Karen Tei Yamashita, Jessica Hagedorn (Introduction by), Karen Tei Yamashita (Preface by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781566895453
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 8th, 2019

No-No Boy (Classics of Asian American Literature) Cover Image
By John Okada, Ruth Ozeki (Foreword by), Lawson Fusao Inada (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780295994048
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Published: University of Washington Press - August 1st, 2014

The Unpassing: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250619457
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Published: Picador - July 21st, 2020

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