By Tuma's Books and Things

Top reads for learning about how race operates in the US, police brutality, and understanding privilege.  Mix of Fiction and Nonfiction. This list is a work in progress, so keep checking back for added titles.


Commissions earned will be donated to support the FIGHT against INJUSTICE! After some research, I've decided that donations will go towards supporting the work of two organizations: Campaign Zero and Foundation Freedom.

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X Kendi

$27.00 $24.30

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

$26.00 $23.40

Highly Recommended.

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

Michelle Alexander

$18.99 $17.47

Highly Recommended.

So You Want to Talk about Race

Ijeoma Oluo

$16.99 $15.63

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Robin Diangelo

$16.00 $14.72

Highly Recommended.

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

$18.99 $17.47

Highly Recommended.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson

$17.00 $15.64

Highly Recommended.

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

$14.95 $13.75

Highly Recommended.

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Revised)

James Weldon Johnson

$4.00 $3.68

Acting White?: Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America

Mitu Gulati and Devon W. Carbado


Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

Wes Moore and Erica L. Green

$28.00 $25.20

Antiracist Baby Board Book

Ibram X Kendi and Ashley Lukashevsky

$8.99 $8.27

Colorblind: A Story of Racism

Johnathan Harris and Garry Leach

$12.99 $11.95

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Nic Stone, Coe Booth, et al.

$10.99 $10.11

This Is My America

Kim Johnson

$17.98 $16.54

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

Mumia Abu-Jamal

$15.95 $14.67

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson

$10.99 $10.11

Highly Recommended.

All American Boys

Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

$11.99 $11.03

Dear Martin

Nic Stone

$9.99 $9.19

Tyler Johnson Was Here

Jay Coles

$10.99 $10.11

Anger Is a Gift

Mark Oshiro

$9.99 $9.19

I Am Alfonso Jones

Tony Medina, John Jennings, et al.

$18.95 $17.43

Light It Up

Kekla Magoon

$18.99 $17.47

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

$24.99 $22.49

Monday's Not Coming

Tiffany D. Jackson

$10.99 $10.11


Brittney Morris

$18.98 $17.46


Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

$10.99 $10.11

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine (First Time Trade)

Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

$10.99 $10.11