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Antiracism Reading List Available at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. This is not an exhaustive list, but a starting point for nonfiction. These books are available from the KHL (if they are not already checked out!) and there are some online resources listed below the books.

  • Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum (2020) by Mab Segrest
  • Becoming (2018) by Michelle Obama
  • Between the World and Me (2015) by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and
  • Do (2019) by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
  • Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) by Claudia Rankine
  • Collected Essays: James Baldwin 1924-1987 (1998)
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (2019) by Brittany Cooper
  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That A Movement Forgot (2020) by Mikki Kendall
  • How to Be an Antiracist (2019) by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (2017) by James Forman
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (2020) by Layla F. Saad
  • Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out (2018) by Ruth King
  • My Beloved World (2013) by Sonia Sotomayor
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (2017) by Resmaa Menakem
  • One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy (2018) by Carol Anderson
  • Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992) by Toni Morrison
  • Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II (2008) by Douglas A. Blackmon
  • So You Want to Talk about Race (2019) by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas (2016) by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter (2019) by Tehama Lopez Bunyasi and Candis Watts Smith
  • Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow (2019) by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America (2019) by W. Caleb McDaniel
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (2017) by Michael Eric Dyson
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X with assistance of Alex Haley (2015)
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017) by Richard Rothstein
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother (1996) by James McBridge
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) by Rebecca Skloot
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010) by Michelle Alexander
  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race (2016) by Jesmyn Ward
  • The Warmth of Other Suns (2010) by Isabel Wilkerson
  • To the Mountaintop!: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement (2012) by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
  • Waking up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race (2014) by Debby Irving
  • Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement (1998) by John Lewis with Michael D’Orso
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (2017) by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (2018) by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
  • White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism (2018) by Robin DiAngelo
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (2017) by Carol Anderson
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race (2003) by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison (2016) by Shaka Senghor


  • This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (2020) by Tiffany Jewell and illustrated by Aurelia Durand
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning (2020) by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
  • I, Too, Am American by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Use your library card to create a Kanopy account to watch films on social & systematic injustice. Some of the films available are:

  • I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America
  • White Like Me – Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America
  • Race – The Power of an Illusion

Go to our Read, Watch, and Listen page for more information.


  • Harvard University offers free implicit bias testing
  • National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Unitarian Universalist Association Examining Whiteness Curriculum
    The Vermont Department of Libraries’ list of Racial and Social Justice resources
  • TED Talks & Articles from Justice in June compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies:
    • Watch:
      • “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” TED Talk
      • “Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice” TED Talk
      • “How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them” TED Talk
      • “How We’re Priming Some Kids for College and others for prison” TED Talk
    • Read:
      • “America’s Racial Contract is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer
      • “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Ibram X. Kendi
      • The 1619 Project from the New York Times
      • “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh
      • “The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston
      • “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates