Antiracist Reading List

I have been collecting a reading list of antiracist resources. Most of the books on this list come from the image below, which landed in my inbox thanks to Jim Wallis and Sojourners, or from this list New York Magazine. A few others I added myself. Authors I’ve heard interviewed on Democracy Now! or On Being or Intercepted or NPR are marked with an asterisk. Books I’ve read in part are marked with two. All others come to me recommended, but I have not reviewed them. I will continue to add to and annotate this list as I find more resources. I am attempting to organize them somehow, but that effort is in progress.

Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist **

Asha Bandele & Patrisse Khan-Cullors, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir *

Layla Saad, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America *

Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You *

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness *

Mumia Abu-Jamal, Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? *

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me *

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism *

Paul Ortiz, An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous People’s History of the United States **

Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States **

Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Ruth King, Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

Brian Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Beverly Daniel Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race

Terrion L. Williamson, Black in the Middle: An Anthology of the Black Midwest

Tiffany Jewell, This Book is Antiracist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work

Cathy Park Hong, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Mira Jacob, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Mahzarin Banaji & Anthony Greenwald, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race?

Moustafa Bayoumi, How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America

Jesmyn Ward, The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

Austin Channing Brown, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Jim Wallis, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

Nick Estes, Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance *

Jaskiran Dhillon & Nick Estes, Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement **

Brittany Cooper, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Dána-Ain Davis, Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth