Anti-Racist Reading List

By Travel on the Reg

By Travel on the Reg

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

Mikki Kendall

$26.00 $23.92

Feminists, take note. The movement looks very different from women of color.

Assata: An Autobiography

Assata Shakur

$18.95 $17.43

This one is an autobiography of Assata Shakur, a Civil rights activist and member of the Black Liberation Army and Black Panther Party in the β€˜60s and β€˜70s.

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

$27.00 $24.84

This pivotal work from Ibram X. Kendi goes into how to be actively anti-racist and begin to address systemic changes in racist institutions.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race

Beverly Daniel Tatum

$18.99 $17.47

This examination of the psychology of racism first came out in 1997, but sadly, little has changed.

So You Want to Talk about Race

Ijeoma Oluo

$16.99 $15.63

Allow Ijeoma Oluo to walk you through how to go about actually talking about race in a productive way.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond

$18.00 $16.56

This one examines the effects of the 2007–2008 financial crisis on families dealing with poverty in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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

Richard Rothstein

$17.95 $16.51

Get a primer in the history of segregation in America, and how policy changes contributed to what we're dealing with today.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Anniversary)

Michelle Alexander

$18.99 $17.47

Michelle Alexander likens mass incarceration in America with a modern-day caste system in this powerful read.

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X. Kendi

$19.99 $18.39

This National Book Award winner is an examination of how pervasive racism is in the fabric of our history.

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge

$18.00 $16.56

This book is from the perspective of Britain, a country with its own struggles as it relates to race relations.

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

Layla Saad

$25.99 $23.91

Layla Saad offers up a 28-day plan for white readers to address white supremacy and their own white privilege. This is for all those folks who aren't sure where to begin when it comes to race in this country.

Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership

Ed Gordon

$28.00 $25.76

This book is forward-thinking as a look on what we need from our Black leaders to continue progress.

Chokehold: Policing Black Men

Paul Butler

$17.99 $16.55

Essential reading in these times, Chokehold examines the effects of fear on policing of Black men in America.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays

Damon Young

$17.99 $16.55

Funny and moving, this one is both a celebration of what it means to be Black, and a denunciation of white supremacy.

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

$26.00 $23.92

This one is a powerful letter from a father to his son, and what it means to survive in a Black body.

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

James Forman

$17.00 $15.64

A Pulitzer Prize winner, this book by James Forman Jr. examines the role Black people played in the mass incarceration epidemic.

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century

Dorothy Roberts

$19.95 $18.35

If you're ever been in a debate with someone using the term "post-racial," this one is for you.

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

Jeanne Theoharis

$18.00 $16.56

The truth will set you free, as they say. This book will right some wrongs in what we've been taught about the Civil Rights movement.

They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives

Wesley Lowery

$17.99 $16.55

If you're confused about the history of the Black Lives Matter movement or just want some additional ammo when you hear someone say something dumb about the organization, this one is for you.

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics (1, Twentieth Anniversary)

George Lipsitz


George Lipsitz examines how whiteness got to the top of the social hierarchy heap, and why white privilege is a thing no matter who you are.

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

Phoebe Robinson

$16.00 $14.72

This one is funny, but also SO honest. Phoebe Robinson's words will stick with you long after you're done laughing and ready to start doing better.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah

$18.00 $16.56

This memoir from Trevor Noah is funny, illuminating, and will guarantee to teach you a thing or three about apartheid in South Africa.

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson

$32.00 $29.44

This Oprah's Book Club pick is an examination of our own identity as Americans, and how racism factors into that history.

His Truth Is Marching on: John Lewis and the Power of Hope

Jon Meacham

$30.00 $27.60

Learn more about John Lewis and his incredible life in this profile of courage.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson

$17.00 $15.64

You've likely seen the movie, now read the book, a true redemption story and treatise on the wrongfully accused.