A Closer Look: Race in America

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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781580059510
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Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?


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.


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White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781982134419
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Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

A timely and impassioned exploration of how our society has commodified feminism and continues to systemically shut out women of color—perfect for fans of White Fragility and Good and Mad.


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
$14.36
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.


$24.95
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
$44.00
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
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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

When it comes to race, most White Americans are obsessed with two things: defending our own inherent goodness and maintaining our own comfort levels. Too often, this means white people assume that to be racist, one has to be openly hateful and willfully discriminatory--you know, a bad person. And we know we're good, Christian people, right?


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
$32.50
ISBN: 9781565842717
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Published: New Press - May 1st, 1996

The foundational work on Critical Race Theory--now under fire from the Trump administration

Why did the president of the United States, in the midst of a pandemic and an economic crisis, take it upon himself to attack Critical Race Theory? Perhaps Donald Trump appreciated the power of this groundbreaking intellectual movement to change the world.


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 we’ll 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
$11.96
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
$13.56
ISBN: 9781948226745
Availability: Available
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
$12.79
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 Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$11.99
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

Now 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
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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
$20.80
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020

"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR


How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$21.60
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
$15.99
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
$7.19
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!


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
$21.60
ISBN: 9780306873614
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Published: Hachette Books - July 7th, 2020

***TIME, 100 Must-Read Books of 2020!***

"Witty and piercing."
--TIME


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)
$24.00
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--featured by The Atlantic, Essence, the Washington Post, New York magazine, NPR, and others--of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools

In a work that Lisa Delpit calls "imperative reading," Monique W.


Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$20.79
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
$12.80
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.


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
$25.60
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “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
$11.96
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
$13.56
ISBN: 9781593762070
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Published: Soft Skull Press - 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
$14.39
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

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

An NPR Best Book of the Year