Antiracism Book List

See also our Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

There is currently a large nationwide demand for books on antiracism. Many are now on bestseller lists. At the Jones Library and branches, we hope to support our community's search for greater knowledge, perspective, and understanding, at a time when we are reeling from the tragedies in Minneapolis and across the country, and the corresponding public outcry.

Here is a selection of recommended titles (for all ages) on topics related to antiracism, the Black Lives Matter movement, and white privilege. You can select a book below to read a brief description of it and to find available formats. You may place a hold on physical formats of these books (available through our outdoor holds pick-up) or you can borrow or place a hold on digital formats.
  1. Racism Not Race
  2. Caste
  3. You Can Keep That to Yourself
  4. So You Want to Talk about Race
  5. When They Call You a Terrorist
  6. They Can&#39t Kill Us All
  7. The New Jim Crow
  8. White Rage
  9. How to Be an Antiracist
  10. Stamped from the Beginning
  11. The Fire Next Time
  12. The Fire This Time
  13. Between the World and Me
  14. Citizen
  15. From Here to Equality
  16. White Fragility
  17. A Terrible Thing to Waste
  18. Me and White Supremacy
  19. When They Come for You
  20. The Black and the Blue