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. 

Check out our Antiracist Reading List for Kids & Teens.

 

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story 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

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

Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] 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 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 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780063017597
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Published: Ecco - September 28th, 2021

Black Futures 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 Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250621733
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - September 14th, 2021

Poet Warrior: A Memoir 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 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635576597
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

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

The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574258
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 1st, 2021

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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

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

The Other Black Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982160135
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Published: Atria Books - June 1st, 2021

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807074121
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Published: Beacon Press - June 29th, 2021

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

House of Sticks: A Memoir Cover Image
By Ly Tran
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501118814
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Published: Scribner - June 1st, 2021

Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250305978
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - June 1st, 2021

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

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The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525509561
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Published: One World - February 16th, 2021

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Worldly Things Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571315168
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 8th, 2021

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

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Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063009486
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 23rd, 2021

My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption Cover Image
By Ian Manuel, Bryan Stevenson (Foreword by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524748524
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Published: Pantheon - May 4th, 2021

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

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Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night 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 Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

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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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

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 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

Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538705001
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 18th, 2021

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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

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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

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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

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

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250776679
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 4th, 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

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

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

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