A Closer Look: Race in America

Family Reading:  Stamped from the Beginning : The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi;   Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You : A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi;  Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America


This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316167581
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America

 
RACE. Uh-oh.


Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728238562
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Published: Sourcebooks - May 1st, 2021

"Uju Asika has written a necessary book for our times."--Chika Unigwe, author of On Black Sisters' Street


We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) Cover Image
By Bobbi Kates, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780679832270
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 1992

Who better than Elmo and his Sesame Street friends to teach us that though we may all look different on the outside—deep down, we are all very much alike?
 


Let's Talk Race: A Guide for White People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780865719538
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Published: New Society Publishers - April 13th, 2021

Real conversations about racism need to start now

Let's Talk Race confronts why white people struggle to talk about race, why we need to own this problem, and how we can learn to do the work ourselves and stop expecting Black people to do it for us.


Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063026445
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 27th, 2021

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good white person of liberal leanings must be in want of a Black friend.


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635572957
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where well no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James

The most important book for me this year. --Emma Watson

Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250801067
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 4th, 2021

Adapted from Emmanuel Acho's New York Times bestseller Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young readers edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation.


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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250800473
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 9th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”


Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580059510
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Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, an  “illuminating” (New York Times Book Review) history of white male identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power?


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Education' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora


White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

Called “powerful and provocative" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.


White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982134419
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Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

Written “with passion and insight about the knotted history of racism within women’s movements and feminist culture” (Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author), this whip-smart, timely, and impassioned call for change is perfect for fans of Good and Mad and Hood Feminism.

Addressing today’s conversation about race,


A More Perfect Reunion: Race, Integration, and the Future of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568589237
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Published: Bold Type Books - June 30th, 2020

A provocative case for integration as the single most radical, discomfiting idea in America, yet the only enduring solution to the racism that threatens our democracy.


Things That Make White People Uncomfortable (Adapted for Young Adults) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642590227
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 3rd, 2019

Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable.


Things That Make White People Uncomfortable Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642590234
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 3rd, 2019

A version for Young Adults is also available.

Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable.


I'm Not a Racist, But . . . (Moral Quandary of Race) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780801488153
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Published: Cornell University Press - November 15th, 2002

Not all racial incidents are racist incidents, Lawrence Blum says. We need a more varied and nuanced moral vocabulary for talking about the arena of race. We should not be faced with a choice of 'racism' or nothing.


Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442276239
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - June 9th, 2017

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for-and ultimately justify-racial inequalities. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever.


Chokehold: Policing Black Men Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620974834
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Published: New Press - September 18th, 2018

Finalist for the 2018 National Council on Crime & Delinquency's Media for a Just Society Awards

Nominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction)

A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book

A Kirkus Best Book of 2017


Antagonizing White Feminism: Intersectionality's Critique of Women's Studies and the Academy Cover Image
By Noelle Chaddock (Editor), Beth Hinderliter (Editor), Piya Chatterjee (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9781498588348
Published: Lexington Books - November 29th, 2019

Antagonizing White Feminism: Intersectionality's Critique of Women's Studies and the Academy pushes back against the exclusive scholarship and discourse coming out of women-centered spaces and projects, which throw up barriers by narrowly defining who can participate.


Between the World and Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT


Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780664265748
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - March 17th, 2020

A no-nonsense call to action for all those willing to confront their complicity, Good White Racist? promises 'This is going to be hard, and you are going to be uncomfortable. But it will be worth it.' - Foreword Reviews

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Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250112576
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 20th, 2018

An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library Mashable • The Atlantic Bustle The Root • Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer") NPR


Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565842717
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Published: New Press - May 1st, 1996

What is Critical Race Theory and why is it under fire from the political right? This foundational essay collection, which defines key terms and includes case studies, is the essential work to understand the intellectual movement


Say It Louder!: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062976765
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Published: Amistad - July 6th, 2020

A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the country’s rising majority and exposing political forces aligned to subvert and suppress Black voters.


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635572957
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where well no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James

The most important book for me this year. --Emma Watson

Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018


How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807039847
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Published: Beacon Press - August 20th, 2019

A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it


White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America (Critical Perspectives on Youth #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781479802456
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Published: New York University Press - February 1st, 2020

Winner, 2019 William J. Goode Book Award, given by the Family Section of the American Sociological Association

Finalist, 2019 C. Wright Mills Award, given by the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Riveting stories of how affluent, white children learn about race


White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

Called “powerful and provocative" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.


This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062666154
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 30th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of The Roots' 28 Brilliant Books by Black Authors in 2018

"A writer to be reckoned with."-Roxane Gay


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$13.49
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982122867
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 28th, 2020

Drawing on history, public opinion surveys, and personal experience, Robert P.


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501132742
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post


Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465033133
Published: Civitas Books - February 5th, 2013

The Civil Rights Movement is now remembered as a long-lost era, which came to an end along with the idealism of the 1960s. In Dark Days, Bright Nights, acclaimed scholar Peniel E.


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time

 
“A rousing call to action... It should be required reading for everyone.”—Gabrielle Union, author of We’re Going to Need More Wine
 


How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.


Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.


The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Second Edition (Newmarket Words Of Series) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781557044839
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 19th, 2001

Created as a living memorial to the philosophies and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this essential volume includes more than 120 quotations from the greatest civil rights leader's speeches, sermons, and writings.


The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780306873614
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Published: Legacy Lit - July 7th, 2020

An MSNBC political analyst and former Hillary Clinton staffer examines the past and present problems of the Left—and makes a compelling case for how to take back our government and secure a better future for America.

In the entire history of the United States of America, we've never elected a woman as our president.


His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America 


Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620970942
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Published: New Press - March 29th, 2016

The "powerful" (Michelle Alexander) exploration of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools, and how we can instead orient schools toward their flourishing

On the day fifteen-year-old Diamond from the Bay Area stopped going to school, she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed


Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$23.39
ISBN: 9781728209807
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 2020

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.


Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525434955
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Published: Anchor - September 3rd, 2019

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind. This is a book to help us understand the American moment and to help us better understand one another.


You Can Keep That to Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617758966
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Published: Akashic Books - September 1st, 2020

At long last, a much-needed guidebook for well-intentioned people of pallor on what not to say to their African American friends.

This book is the perfect jumping-off point for much-needed conversations about how to be an anti-racist. It's extremely short and very accessible. I wish I could give this book to everyone.
--Avid Bookshop, Staff Pick


How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568588490
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Published: Bold Type Books - March 26th, 2019

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872865211
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Published: City Lights Books - January 10th, 2012

White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are the cultural norm.


Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781593762070
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Published: Soft Skull - September 1st, 2008

In this highly anticipated follow-up to White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, activist Tim Wise examines the way in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States, and the ways in which white Americans reap enormous privileges from it.


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062684318
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Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

A Finalist for the NAACP Image Award

A Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction

A Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

An NPR Best Book of the Year