Book List About Race and Racism: Black Lives Matter & They Always Have

Book List About Race and Racism: Black Lives Matter & They Always Have
Anti-Racism Work Starts at Home

The battle cry of our fellow black Americans have been ringing through to deaf ears since the inception of our great country.  The tragic death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of a white officer has brought this country into an awakening long overdue. 

Black families matter.

Black wealth matters.

Black businesses matter.

Black children matter.

Black health matters.

And certainly black lives matter.

The injustice against black people that has embedded itself into the fabric of our culture runs deep.  We firmly believe that the education starts at home with our families and in our role as a community member.  It’s our duty as parents, brothers, sisters, mentors, educators, and leaders to stand for the support of the Black Lives Matter movement and our fellow Americans.

This effort starts with education mixed with the ability to move through the discomfort of our own prejudices and biased thoughts and beliefs.

It starts with you and me.  

This work is uncomfortable, but in order to make a true change in this world we must dredge out the deeply ingrained racist thoughts and beliefs. We must challenge what we’ve been taught to turn a blind eye to.

I’ve curated a list of books to help educate ourselves and our children to better understand the root of the injustices against black and brown people in our communities. We hope you’ll find this useful and join us in breaking this cycle of racism through listening and learning. 

Books About Race for Children Ages 0-10

The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats

Little Leaders Book About Anti-Racism

Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History

by Vashti Harrison

Antiracist Baby Book

Antiracist Baby
by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Black is a Rainbow Color

Black is a Rainbow Color
by Angela Joy

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work

by Tiffany Jewell

Books for Adults About Anti-Racism

White Fragility Book

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

So You Want to Talk about Race

Me and White Supremacy
by Layla F. Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race Book

So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Olou

How to Be An Anti-Racist Book

How to Be Antiracist 
by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

We hope you find this a helpful place to start.

Please feel free to share with others and let us know your recommendations.

Bonus:  Podcasts to Support Anti-Racism Education

Check out this comprehensive Anti-racism education podcast list from Elle.com.

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