Antiracist Reading List

A list of antiracist books, including those featured in Ibram X. Kendi's Antiracist Reading List from The New York Times. Note: high demand means this books will take longer than the 1-5 business day average for orders, but we appreciate your patience and commitment to reading as a first step towards justice. The wait will be worth it. 

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
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.


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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
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.


Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

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.

Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, the National Book Award-winning masterwork revealing how racist ideas were created, spread, and became deeply rooted in American society.


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$18.99
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


Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
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.


So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America


Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595588340
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Published: New Press - September 4th, 2012

This groundbreaking book by the acclaimed Dorothy Roberts examines how the myth of biological concept of race--revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databases--continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly "post-racial" era.


The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, with a New Preface Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780674238145
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Published: Harvard University Press - July 22nd, 2019

Winner of the John Hope Franklin Prize
A Moyers & Company Best Book of the Year

"A brilliant work that tells us how directly the past has formed us."
--Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of Books


Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060838676
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Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith


The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

New York Times Bestseller


The Blacker the Berry . . . Cover Image
By Wallace Thurman, Allyson Hobbs (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143131878
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 16th, 2018

The groundbreaking Harlem Renaissance novel about prejudice within the black community
 


The Autobiography of Malcolm X Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345350688
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 12th, 1987

ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY


Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541644977
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Published: Basic Books - May 12th, 2020

A physician's "remarkable" account of how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences (Minneapolis Star Tribune) -- even for the white voters they promise to help.


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374537449
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NON-FICTON
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWS' 10 BEST BOOKS
LONG-LISTED FOR THE THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FINALIST, CURRENT INTEREST CATEGORY, LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZES


Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition Cover Image
$57.00
ISBN: 9780807848296
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - January 24th, 2000

In this ambitious work, first published in 1983, Cedric Robinson demonstrates that efforts to understand black people's history of resistance solely through the prism of Marxist theory are incomplete and inaccurate. Marxist analyses tend to presuppose European models of history and experience that downplay the significance of black people and black communities as agents of change and resistance.


Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780805083354
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - July 10th, 2007

"Once in a while a book comes along that projects the spirit of an era; this is one of them . . . Vibrant and expressive . . . A well-researched and well-written work." —The Philadelphia Inquirer


How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608468553
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Published: Haymarket Books - December 5th, 2017

"If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." --Combahee River Collective Statement

Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction


Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525619772
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 30th, 2018

NOMINATED FOR AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD • An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.


Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476709130
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Published: Atria Books - December 2nd, 2014

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize • Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist • Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • Lambda Literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

In her profound and courageous


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.”—The New York Times