Reading for Change: Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages

Reading for Change: Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages — The Booklist Reader, a service of Booklist, an American Library Association journal, has compiled lists of recommended antiracism books for different ages. The article on their site links to the titles to reviews, and also includes links to other antiracism lists and related articles and features.

The links below link the recommended titles to the NOBLE library catalog to make it easy for you to find and request them.

Adult Nonfiction

Our Black sons matter : mothers talk about fears, sorrows, and hopes
How we fight white supremacy : a field guide to Black resistance
Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white
The Toni Morrison book club
This stops today : Eric Garner
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy
Between the world and me
Rest in power : the enduring life of Trayvon Martin
Democracy in black : how race still enslaves the American soul
How to be an antiracist
Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America
When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir
Breathe : a letter to my sons
Excessive use of force : one mother
Citizen : an American lyric
Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the  world, and become a good ancestor
Monument : poems : new and selected
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America

Adult Fiction

Sing, unburied, sing : a novel
The water dancer : a novel
The nickel boys : a novel
How long
Song of the shank : a novel
Speaking of summer : a novel
The impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
An unconditional freedom : a novel of the Civil War
Some sing, some cry
We cast a shadow : a novel
The deep
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : stories from the Harlem Renaissance
The seven league boots : a novel

Books for Youth: Older Readers

Amazons, abolitionists, and activists : a graphic history of women
This book is anti-racist
All the days past, all the days to come
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you
Just mercy : adapted for young adults : a true story of the fight for justice
A phoenix first must burn
Light it up
Black enough : stories of being young & black in America
Felix ever after
The Voting Booth
Tyler Johnson was here
The impact of slavery in America

Books for Youth: Middle Grade

Woke : a young poet
The only black girls in town
Lifting as we climb : black women
Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968
Can I touch your hair? : poems of race, mistakes, and friendship
For black girls like me
From the desk of Zoe Washington
A good kind of trouble
Black brother, black brother
Genesis begins again

Books for Youth: Young Readers

The undefeated
Hair love
My mommy medicine
Intersection allies : we make room for all
Sing a song : how Lift Every Voice and Sing inspired generations
What is given from the heart
Thank you, Omu!
I got next
Who will you be?
You matter
Cool cuts
Boonoonoonous hair!