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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How to Raise an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593242537
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Published: One World - June 14th, 2022

Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance By Jesse Wente Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735235755
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Published: Penguin Canada - June 14th, 2022

His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice By Robert Samuels, Toluse Olorunnipa Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593490617
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Published: Viking - May 17th, 2022

Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan By Eric Holder, Sam Koppelman Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593445747
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Published: One World - May 10th, 2022

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now By Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, Philip Wang Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780358508090
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Published: Harper - March 1st, 2022

Revolutionary Nonviolence: Organizing for Freedom By James M. Lawson, Jr Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780520387843
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Published: University of California Press - February 1st, 2022

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake By Tiya Miles Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984855015
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness in America By Michael Eric Dyson Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781250135971
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 2nd, 2021

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Hell of a Book: A Novel By Jason Mott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593330982
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Published: Dutton - June 28th, 2022

Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] By Bryant Terry (Editor) Cover Image
By Bryant Terry (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781984859723
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Published: 4 Color Books - October 19th, 2021

Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present By Adrienne Keene, Ciara Sana (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adrienne Keene, Ciara Sana (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984857941
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 19th, 2021

The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker By Jelani Cobb, David Remnick Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780063017597
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Published: Ecco - September 28th, 2021

Black Futures By Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399181153
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Published: One World - October 26th, 2021

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement By Tarana Burke Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250621733
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - September 14th, 2021

Poet Warrior: A Memoir By Joy Harjo Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393248524
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 7th, 2021

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South, with a foreword by Bryan Stevenson By Winfred Rembert, Erin I. Kelly, Bryan Stevenson (Foreword by) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635576597
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption By Rafia Zakaria Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781324006619
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2021

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On Juneteenth By Annette Gordon-Reed Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631498831
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Published: Liveright - May 4th, 2021

Love in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold By Bolu Babalola Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063078505
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 26th, 2022

The Other Black Girl: A Novel By Zakiya Dalila Harris Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982160142
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Published: Atria Books - June 7th, 2022

Long Division: A Novel By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982174828
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Published: Scribner - June 1st, 2021

House of Sticks: A Memoir By Ly Tran Cover Image
By Ly Tran
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501118821
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Published: Scribner - May 10th, 2022

Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir By Ashley C. Ford Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203229
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - May 3rd, 2022

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

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The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together By Heather McGhee Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525509585
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Published: One World - February 8th, 2022

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Worldly Things By Michael Kleber-Diggs Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781639550753
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Published: Milkweed Editions - July 12th, 2022

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition By Emma Dabiri Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780063112711
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 22nd, 2021

My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption By Ian Manuel, Bryan Stevenson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ian Manuel, Bryan Stevenson (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984897985
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Published: Vintage - April 19th, 2022

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593449349
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Published: One World - February 1st, 2022

The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto By Charles M. Blow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062914675
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 21st, 2021

So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo 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 By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night By Morgan Parker, Danez Smith (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Morgan Parker, Danez Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142568
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Published: Tin House Books - July 13th, 2021

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America By Ibram X. Kendi 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 By Ruby Hamad Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

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

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

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

Better, Not Bitter: The Power of Hope and Living on Purpose By Yusef Salaam Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538704998
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 17th, 2022

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

Citizen: An American Lyric By Claudia Rankine 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) By James Baldwin 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 By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 2020

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

The End of Policing By Alex S. Vitale Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781784782924
Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by) 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 By Bryan Stevenson 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 By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by) 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

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall 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 By Richard Rothstein Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

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How Beautiful We Were: A Novel By Imbolo Mbue Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593132449
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Charles Yu Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020