Take Action: Stand With Black Lives Resource Guide

Suggested Reading List
A curated book list for learning more about systemic anti-Blackness and White privilege.


13 Books to Educate Yourself on Antiracism, According to Black Women
We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom (By Bettina L. Love)

Women, Race & Class (By Angela Y. Davis)

Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot
(By Mikki Kendall)

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements (By Charlene A. Carruthers)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
(By Michelle Alexander)

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down (By Joan Morgan)

Are Prisons Obsolete?
(By Angela Y. Davis)

Sister Outsider
(By Audre Lorde)

How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People
(By D. L. Hughley and Doug Moe)

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
(By Brittney Cooper)

Citizen: An American Lyric
(By Claudia Rankine)

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
(By Austin Channing Brown)

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals
(By Saidiya Hartman)

A Black Lives Matter Reading List

How to Be an Antiracist
By Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want to Talk About Race (Paperback)
By Ijeoma Oluo

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives (Paperback)
By Wesley Lowery

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements (Paperback)
By Charlene Carruthers

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (Paperback)
By Patrisse Khan-Cullorsasha bandele

On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope (Paperback)
By DeRay Mckesson

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Paperback)
By Robin DiAngeloMichael Eric Dyson (Foreword by)

Between the World and Me (Hardcover)
By Ta-Nehisi Coates

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays (Paperback)
By Damon Young

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (Hardcover)
By Layla SaadRobin Diangelo (Foreword by)

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America (Paperback)
By Jennifer Harvey

Good Trouble: Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook (Hardcover)
By Christopher Noxon

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Paperback)
By Michelle Alexander

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Paperback)
By Jordan T. Camp (Editor), Christina Heatherton (Editor)

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) (Paperback)
By James Baldwin

How Nonviolence Protects the State (Paperback)
By Peter Gelderloos

Citizen: An American Lyric (Paperback)
By Claudia Rankine

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States (Paperback)
By Alicia Garza (Foreword by), Maya Schenwar (Editor), Joe Macaré (Editor)

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (Paperback)
By Jesmyn Ward

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement (Paperback)
By Angela Y. DavisFrank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)

From #blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation (Paperback)
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

No Fascist Usa!: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today’s Movements (City Lights Open Media) (Paperback)
By Hilary MooreJames TracyRobin D. G. Kelley (Foreword by)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
By MALCOLM XAlex Haley (With)

Full Spectrum Resistance, Volume One: Building Movements and Fighting to Win (Paperback)
By Aric McBay

Full Spectrum Resistance, Volume Two: Actions and Strategies for Change (Paperback)
By Aric McBay

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning (Hardcover)
By Jason ReynoldsIbram X. Kendi

Youth Reading List
The Hate U Give Collector’s Edition (Hardcover)
By Angie Thomas

All American Boys (Paperback)
By Jason ReynoldsBrendan Kiely

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice (Hardcover)
By Marianne CelanoMarietta CollinsAnn Hazzard

The Undefeated (Hardcover)
By Kwame AlexanderKadir Nelson (Illustrator)

Antiracist Baby (Board book)
By Ibram X. KendiAshley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)

A is for Activist (Board book)
By Innosanto Nagara