Books


Recommended Books from the HCSC Anti-Racism Committee

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock 
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, by Cherríe Moraga
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America, by Ira Katznelson
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla Saad and Robin DiAngelo (Foreword)
35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say, by Maura Cullins
“All the Real Indians Died Off”" And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
A Different Mirror, by Ronald Takaki
Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox, by Karen Gaffney
Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, edited by Eddie Moore, Marguerite W. Penick-Parks, and Ali Michael
Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation, edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing, by Vernā Myers
Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy, by Maggie Anderson

Raising White Kids, Bringing Up Children in Racially Unjust America, by Jennifer Harvey

Speak Up!, by Sub/Urban Justice (collection of student voices)

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, by Michael Eric Dyson 
The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys, edited by Eddie Moore, Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick-Parks
Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future, by Tom Shapiro
What if I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People, by Vernā Myers
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race, by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It, by Shelly Tochluk
Caught, by Marie Gottschalk
A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn
Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, by bell hooks
How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide, by Crystal M Fleming
killing rage: Ending Racism, by bell hooks
They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color, by Ruby Hamad
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK-centric)
Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, Safiya Noble
Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All, by Rob Smith
Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech, by Sara Wachter-Boettche

Additional Lists of Books
https://www.rachelricketts.com/antiracism-resources  

Lists of Books for Children
http://hereweeread.com/2017/11/2018-ultimate-list-diverse-childrens-books.html
https://booksforlittles.com/black-womens-history/
https://booksforlittles.com/black-women-makers/
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults
31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance    

Books for Children
Antiracist Baby Board Book, by Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky
Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim
Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester
LOVELY by Jess Hong