Let’s Talk About Race: Adult Book List

Want to learn more about race and the history of race relations in the U.S. and beyond? 

Here are a few books to get you started:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In the Age of Colorblindness 
By Michelle Alexander

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
By Reni Eddo-Lodge

Americanah
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Between the World and Me
By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother 
By James McBride

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race 
By Beverly Daniel Tatum

So You Want to Talk About Race
By Ijeoma Oluo

Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance 
By Barack Obama

White Awake: An Honest look at What it Means to be White 
By Daniel Hill

The Last Girl
By Nadia Murad

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

Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump
By Asad Haider

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
By Richard Rothstein

Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone)
By Kamal Al-Solaylee

Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School
By Mica Pollock

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: This is My Story 
By Farida Khalaf

Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
By Debby Irving   

I Am Malala
By Malala Yousafzai 

This Book Is Anti-Racist
Tiffany Jewell

20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work
By Tiffany Jewell

How To Be An Antiracist
By Abram X. Kendi

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
By Robin DiAngelo

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