The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

Unapologetically Dope Nicki Washington

The Black Agenda Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

Don’t Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms Iheoma Iruka, Stephanie Curenton, Tonia Durden , Kerry-Ann Escayg 

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

So You Want To Talk About Race Ijeoma Olu  


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

The Color of Law Richard Rothstein

The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do Claude M. Steele

Being White, Being Good: White Complicity, White Moral Responsibility, and Social Justice Pedagogy Barbara Applebaum


The Fire Next Time James Baldwin

Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Unapologetic: A Black, Queen, and Feminist Mandae for Radical Movements Charlene A. Carruthers

Queenie Candace Carty-Williams

Other Side of Paradise Staceyann Chin

Medical Apartheid Harriet A. Washington

Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer Ta-Nehisi Coates

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Brittney Cooper

Women, Race, & Class Angela Y. Davis

Eloquent Rage Brittany Cooper

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond

White Fragility: Why Its So Hard for White People to Talk About Race Robin DiAngelo

The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. Du Bois

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood… And the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education Christopher Emdin

Bad Feminist Roxane Gay

How To Be Less Stupid About Race, Crystal M Fleming

Homegoing Yaa Gyasi

Killing Rage, bell hooks

They Were Her Property, Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

White Tears, Brown Scars, Ruby Hamad

Why I’m No Longer Talking About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK-centric)

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America Melissa Harris-Perry

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment Patricia Hill Collins

Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism Bell Hooks

Killing Rage: Ending Racism bell hooks

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

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

Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions Tiffany Jana, Michael Baran

No Tea, No Shade. New Writings in Black Queer Studies E. Patrick Johnson

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in 20th Century America Ira Katznelson

Stamped from the Beginning Ibram X Kendi

How to be an Anti-Racist Ibram X Kendi

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Furgeson to Flint and Beyond Marc Lamont Hill

March (Graphic Novel) John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Teacher Got Wrong James Loewen

Sister Outsider Audre Lorde

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, A Biomythography Audre Lorde

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Summer We Got Free Mia Mckenzie

Dying of Whiteness: How The Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland Jonathan Metzel

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga

Coming of Age in Mississippi Anne Moody

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America Darnell L. Moore

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Monique W. Morris

Student Activism, Politics, and Campus Climate in Higher Education Demetri L. Morgan, Charles H.F. Davis III

Beloved Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America Khalil Gilbran Muhammad

Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston

Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Born a Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood  Trevor Noah

Becoming Michelle Obama

So You Want To Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo

Since I Laid my Burden Down Brontez Purnell

Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses Lawrence Ross

The Color of Law Richard Rothstein

Me and White Supremacy Layla F. Saad

Assata, an Autobiography Assata Shakur

Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America Ronald Takaki

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together In the Cafeteria? Beverly Daniel Tatum

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective  Keeanga-Yamahtta

Taylor Real Life Brandon Taylor

The Hate You Give Angie Thomas

Algorithms of Oppression Safiya Noble

Rage Inside The Machine  Rob Smith

Technically Wrong Sara Wachter-Boettcher

In Search of Our Mothers Gardens Alice Walker

The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America Anders Walker

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Harriet A. Washington

The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson

Native Son Richard Wright

A People’s History of the United States Howard Zinn