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Click on each title in the lists below for a summary:

 

NONFICTION

Viral Justice, How We Grow the World We Want by Ruha Benjamin

Seen And Unseen: Technology, Social Media and the Fight for Racial Justice by Marc Lamont Hill & Todd Brewster

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee

Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Redemption, the Last Battle of the Civil War by Nicholas Lemann

Practice Showing Up: A Guidebook For White People Working For Racial Justice by Jardana Peacock

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad 

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo  

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates  

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

White Fragility, Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

when they call you a terrorist, a black lives matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

waking up white by Debby Irving

Dismantling the Racism Machine, A Manual and Toolbox by Karen Gaffney

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett

The Color of Law, a Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, a Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith

Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi, Jason Reynolds, & Sonja Cherry-Paul (a kid’s version of this book exists)

 

FICTION

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (memoir about growing up Korean American)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Anna In-Between by Elizabeth Nunez

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

 

PODCASTS

Click on the title for description and direct link. (Many of the links are to Apple Podcasts, but some are also available on Spotify.)

Black Lives Matter 

Pod Save the People

Code Sw!tch

1619

Intersectionality Matters!

Black History for White People

Black History Year

Good Ancestor Podcast

The Untold Story: Policing

The Anti-Racism Daily Podcast

The Improvement Association

Still Processing

2 Dope Queens

White Lies

 

ONLINE READING MATERIAL

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones. A podcast is available here.

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Choosing a School for my Daughter in a Segregated City by Nikole Hannah-Jones

The Legacy of a Radical Black Newspaperman by Casey Cep 

What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019 by Patricia Cohen

Consider subscribing to Anti-Racism Daily Newsletter by Nicole Cardoz

 

FILMS/DOCUMENTARIES

The 1619 Project (6 Part Documentary)

The Black Church (Documentary)

College Behind Bars (Documentary)

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Documentary)

High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Docuseries)

Two Distant Strangers (Short Film)

What Happened, Miss Simone? (Documentary)

I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary)

Loving (Feature Film) 

Miss Juneteenth (Feature Film)

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (Comedy Special)

The Powerbroker This documentary is about Whitney Young  — civil rights leader, long time UU, and father of Fourth Universalist member Marcia Canterella

Selma (Feature Film)

13th (Feature Film)

When They See Us (Drama Miniseries)

Just Mercy (Feature Film)

 

FOR CHILDREN

This Book is Antiracist by Tiffany Jewell

A Kids’ Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

All the Colors We Are (ages 3-6) by Katie Kissinger

March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Stamped (for kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You (age 8+) by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi (an adult version of this book also exists)

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery NOTE: This is a Young Adult book but can be appreciated by children age 8 and up

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham NOTE: This is a picture book that invites white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it’s real, and cultivate justice (ages 8+)

Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Don’t Touch My Hair!  by Sharee Miller (YouTube reading of this book)

Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship by Irene Latham & Charles Waters

Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Her Left Foot by Dave Eggers (YouTube reading of this book