Suggested Readings

Updated January 2021

  • White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for People to Talk About Racism
    Robin DiAngelo
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
    Joy DeGruy
  • Between the World and Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Learning to be White: Money, Race and God in America
  • White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism
    Ashley W. Doane and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • Color-Blind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity
    Tim Wise
  • The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
    Robert Jensen
  • White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
    Tim Wise
  • Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It
    Shelly Tochluk
  • Privilege, Power and Difference
    Allan G. Johnson
  • Let's Get Real: What People of Color Can't Say and Whites Won't Ask About Racism
    Lee Mun Wah
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
    James W. Loewen
  • Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority
    Tim Wise
  • Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development
    Enid Lee, Deborah Menkart, Margo Okazawa-Rey
  • Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World
    Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson
  • 40 Ways to Raise a Nonracist Child
    Barbara Mathias and Mary Ann French
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    Michelle Alexander
  • Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education
    Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo
  • What Does it Mean to be White? Developing White Racial Literacy
    Robin DiAngelo
  • Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul
    Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  • Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society
    John A. Powell
  • Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States
    Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
    Paul Kivel
  • "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" And Other Conversations about Race
    Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • RIP Jim Crow: Fighting Racism Through Higher Education Policy, Curriculum and Cultural Interventions
    Virginia Steed
  • White Man's Heaven: The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909
    Kimberly Harper

Children's Books

  • A Kid's Book About Racism
    Jelani Memory
  • The Name Jar
    Yangsook Choi
  • Chocolate Me!
    Taye Diggs
  • Let's Talk About Race
    Julius Lester
  • Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth
    Ann Rockwell
  • Cool Cuts
    Mechal Renee Roe
  • Abuela
    Arthur Dorros
  • Bintou's Braids
    Sylvianne Diouf
  • And Tango Makes Three
    Justin Richardson
  • Sitti's Secrets
    Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Frog Girl
    Paul Owen Lewis
  • Hush! A Thai Lullaby
    Minfong Ho, Holly Meade
  • Through My Eyes
    Ruby Bridges
  • What if the Zebras Lost Their Stripes?
    John Reitano
  • The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story
    Joseph Bruchac
  • Shaking Things Up: 14 Women Change the World
    Susan Hood
  • Mixed Me!
    Taye Diggs
  • Before She Was Harriet
    Lesa Cline-Ransome
  • Happy to be Nappy
    Bell Hooks
  • Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad
    James Rumford
  • Little Humans
    Brandon Stanton
  • In My Family
    Carmen Lomas Garza
  • Skin Again
    Bell Hooks
  • One Big Heart
    Linsey Davis
  • Shadow
    Blaise Cendrars
  • One Love: Based on the Song by Bob Marley
    Cedella Marley