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Books for Adults

  • Antiracism: An Introduction by Alex Zamalin
  • Anything by Maya Angelou, Alice Walker or Toni Morrison
  • Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • Dear Church: A Love Letter From a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan
  • Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christians’ Pilgrimage in Search of God in America by Jeff Chu
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Ferguson and Faith by Leah Gunning Francis
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People by Terence Lester
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Bowen Matthew
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Locking Up Our Own by James Forman
  • Medical Apartheid by Harriet Washington
  • More Myself by Alicia Keys
  • Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God by Kaitlin B. Curtice
  • One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches to the Margins by Emmy Kegler
  • Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy by Maggie Anderson
  • Parenting Forward: How to Raise Children with Justice, Mercy, and Kindness by Cindy Wang Brandt
  • Parenting Forward: How to Raise Children with Justice, Mercy, and Kindness by Cindy Wang Brandt
  • Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up by Kathy Khang
  • Reading for Diversity and Social Justice edited by Maurianne Adams
  • Reimagining the Human: Theological Anthropology in Response to Systemic Evil by Eleazar S. Fernandez
  • See No Stranger by Valarie Kaur
  • Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World by Osheta Moore
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
  • The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby
  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • The God Who Sees: My Journey to Belong by Karen Gonzalez
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • The Polygamist’s Daughter by Anna LeBaron
  • The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir by Ruth Wariner
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God and Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Unexampled Courage by Richard Gergel
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
  • White Like Me: Reflections on Race by a Privileged Son by Tim Wise
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

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Books for Teens

  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
  • Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
  • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Hate You Give and On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

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Books for Kids

  • A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
  • A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory
  • AntiRacist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan
  • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
  • Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers
  • I Am Enough by Grace Byers
  • I Am Not a Number by Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis
  • Let’s Talk About Race by Julis Lester
  • Neither by Airlie Anderson
  • Not My Idea by Anastasia Higginbotham
  • Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison
  • Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano
  • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  • The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
  • The Word Collector by Peter Reynolds
  • We Came to America by Faith Ringgold
  • We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson
  • When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner
  • You Matter by Christian Robinson

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Other Media

  • 12 Years a Slave (movie on Netflix)
  • 13th (movie on Netflix)
  • 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (movie on Amazon Prime Video)
  • Just Mercy (movie on Amazon Prime)
  • Lisa Sharon Harper & Jen Hatmaker conversation (posted on Facebook)
  • Little Fires Everywhere (series on Hulu)
  • Podcast @firstname.basis (How to Talk to Your Children About Racism)
  • Podcast @soundsofjustice
  • Podcast: Brene’ Brown (with Ibram X. Kendi, with Austin Channing Brown, with Celeste Ng)
  • Quest (documentary)
  • Selma (movie on Amazon Prime)
  • Teach Us All (movie on Netflix)
  • The Action PAC, founded by Shaun King, is a group that focuses on grassroots political change. https://theactionpac.com/, https://colorofchange.org/
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery (from Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity Church, Chicago)
  • The House I Live In (documentary)
  • This Shouldn’t Be Normal
  • Trevor Noah – thoughts on George Floyd (posted on Facebook)
  • When They See Us (movie on Netflix)

Voices to Listen To

If you are ready to listen and learn, please seek out some of these voices:

@rachel.cargle (Rachel Cargle)

https://www.facebook.com/rachel.cargle.9
https://www.instagram.com/rachel.cargle/
https://twitter.com/RachelCargle

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@austinchanning (Austin Channing Brown)

https://www.instagram.com/austinchanning/
https://twitter.com/austinchanning
https://www.facebook.com/austinchanningbrown/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VLJ-Am4ACk   (Part 1: Conversational Lecture)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKNN4L5rO1A  (Part 2:  mostly Q&A)
www.austinchanning.com

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@DrIbram (Ibram X. Kendi)

https://www.facebook.com/ibramxkendi
https://www.instagram.com/ibramxk/
https://twitter.com/DrIbram

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@latashamorrison (Latasha Morrison)

https://www.instagram.com/latashamorrison/
https://twitter.com/latashamorrison
https://www.facebook.com/LatashaMMorrison/

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@lisasharper (Lisa Sharon Harper)

https://twitter.com/lisasharper
https://www.instagram.com/lisasharper/
https://www.facebook.com/lisasharonharper.page/

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@Trevornoah (Trevor Noah)

https://www.facebook.com/TrevorNoah/
https://twitter.com/Trevornoah
https://www.instagram.com/trevornoah/

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@Ava (Ava Duvernay)

https://www.instagram.com/ava/
https://twitter.com/ava

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@staceyabrams (Stacey Abrams)

https://www.facebook.com/stacey.abrams.77/
https://www.instagram.com/staceyabrams/
https://twitter.com/staceyabrams

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@RevDrBarber (Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II)

https://www.instagram.com/revdrbarber/
https://twitter.com/RevDrBarber
https://www.facebook.com/RevDrBarber/

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@AkilahObviously (Akilah Hughes)

https://twitter.com/AkilahObviously

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@BreeNewsome (Bree Newsome Bass)

https://twitter.com/BreeNewsome
https://www.breenewsome.com/

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@michaelharriot (Michael Harriot)

https://www.instagram.com/michaelharriot/
https://twitter.com/michaelharriot
https://www.facebook.com/michaelharriot

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@om3 (Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III)

https://twitter.com/om3

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@osheta (Osheta Moore)

https://www.instagram.com/oshetamoore/
https://twitter.com/osheta
https://www.facebook.com/ShalomintheCity/

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@Luvvie (Luvvie Ajayi Jones)

https://www.instagram.com/luvvie/
https://twitter.com/Luvvie
https://www.facebook.com/AwesomelyLuvvie/

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@cindybrandt (Cindy Wang Brandt)

https://twitter.com/cindy_w_brandt
https://www.facebook.com/cindywangbrandt/
https://www.instagram.com/cindybrandt/

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@readlikearockstar (Naomi O’Brien)

https://www.facebook.com/readlikearockstar/
https://www.instagram.com/readlikearockstar/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlME-wzwPSM

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@britthawthorne (Britt Hawthorne)

https://www.instagram.com/britthawthorne/

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@ohhappydani (Danielle Coke)

https://www.instagram.com/ohhappydani/
https://twitter.com/ohhappydani
https://www.facebook.com/ohhappydani/

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@blackcoffeewithwhitefriends

https://www.instagram.com/blackcoffeewithwhitefriends/

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@wellreadblackgirl

https://www.instagram.com/wellreadblackgirl/

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@hereweread

https://www.instagram.com/hereweeread/

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@theconsciouskid

https://www.instagram.com/theconsciouskid/

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