Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

See also our Antiracism Book List

We are excited to offer this weekly feature and to share a wide array of books about Black lives in America. Each month we will promote a variety of recent books for adults, young adults, and children. We hope that by bringing these books to our readers' attention we can start to contribute to the nationwide conversation that is occurring.

You can select a book below to read a brief description of it and to find available formats.
  1. Big
  2. Legacy
  3. black history in its own words
  4. John Lewis
  5. Black Women, Ivory Tower
  6. All the Fighting Parts
  7. When I Was Your Age
  8. Upcycled Self
  9. There Was a Party for Langston
  10. Flee North
  11. Stars and the Blackness Between Them
  12. Life and Times of Hannah Crafts
  13. Chef Edna
  14. Thicker than Water
  15. Surviving the City
  16. beyond the shores
  17. Artivist
  18. American Sirens
  19. Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be
  20. Black AF History
  21. Black American Portraits
  22. Kids Book About Racism
  23. Serving Herself
  24. Getaway
  25. Africana
  26. JD and the Great Barber Battle
  27. Birthing Liberation
  28. Burn Down, Rise Up
  29. Art of Ruth E Carter
  30. Bold Words
  31. How We Do It
  32. Love Radio
  33. soil
  34. Bisa Butler Portraits
  35. Swim Team
  36. Above Ground
  37. Black Flamingo
  38. Half American
  39. Day for Rememberin
  40. Body Liberation Project
  41. we werent looking to be found
  42. Wounded World
  43. Freewater
  44. Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley
  45. we are all so good at smiling
  46. Reparations Now
  47. Revolutionary Women
  48. H is for Harlem
  49. Education of Kendrick Perkins
  50. Lifting as We Climb
  51. Love and Justice
  52. Standing in the Need of Prayer
  53. Blk Art
  54. Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute
  55. Master Slave Husband Wife
  56. choosing brave
  57. Previously Owned
  58. Upper World
  59. Grimkes
  60. AphroChic
  61. Real Santa
  62. Under the Skin
  63. How You Grow Wings
  64. Light We Carry
  65. Magnolia Flower
  66. Running While Black
  67. Halfway Home
  68. Root Magic
  69. My People
  70. Inheritance
  71. Against the Hounds of Hell
  72. Black Skinhead
  73. Raising Antiracist Children
  74. We Refuse to Forget
  75. The Hate U Give
  76. My Remarkable Journey
  77. Hurricane Child
  78. Constructing a Nervous System
  79. Kings of BMore
  80. Love and Justice
  81. Agent Josephine
  82. Only Black Girls in Town
  83. Miss Chloe
  84. Planeta Blu
  85. Black Food
  86. My Rainbow
  87. On Juneteenth
  88. Troublemaker for Justice
  89. Black History Book
  90. Clean Getaway
  91. Racism Not Race
  92. Black Girl Unlimited
  93. Torn Apart
  94. Finding Me
  95. The Me I Choose to Be
  96. White Lies
  97. Me (Moth)
  98. Black Joy
  99. This Book is Feminist
  100. Allow Me to Retort
  101. Feminist AF
  102. Chasing Me to My Grave
  103. Recognize
  104. How to Make a Slave
  105. Cant Stop Wont Stop
  106. Angela Davis:  An Autobiography
  107. One Last Word
  108. Reclamation
  109. Black Birds in the Sky
  110. Our African Unconscious
  111. The People Remember
  112. How the Word Is Passed
  113. song below water
  114. Rage of Innocence
  115. Molly of Denali
  116. We Were There
  117. Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask
  118. Read Until You Understand
  119. Algorithms of Oppression
  120. White Smoke
  121. Breaking it Down
  122. Sprouting Wings
  123. You Can Keep that to Yourself
  124. Parker Inheritance
  125. All That She Carried
  126. Long Way Down
  127. We Are Each Other&#39s Harvest
  128. King of Kindergarten
  129. Disordered Cosmos
  130. Blackout
  131. You ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
  132. One Drop
  133. Tristan Strong
  134. Notes from a Young Black Chef
  135. A Blade So Black
  136. Better Not Bitter
  137. When Aidan Became a Brother
  138. How We Fight for Our Lives
  139. All Boys Aren&#39t Blue
  140. Ground Breaking
  141. Our Skin
  142. Caste
  143. Tell Me Who You Are
  144. Surviving the White Gaze
  145. History of the Black Population of Amherst
  146. Parenting for Liberation
  147. Age of Phillis
  148. Every Body Looking
  149. Time to Teach
  150. Freedom Over Me
  151. Grieving While Black
  152. Concrete Rose
  153. The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  154. Four Hundred Souls
  155. The Oldest Student
  156. Bingo Love
  157. My Grandmother&#39s Hands
  158. Do Lord Remember Me
  159. The Home Place
  160. Black Enough
  161. The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
  162. You Can Keep That to Yourself
  163. King and the Dragon Flies
  164. The Beauty in Breaking
  165. The Truths We Hold
  166. An Indigenous Peoples&#39 History of the United States for Young People
  167. Race After Technology
  168. From Here to Equality - Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century
  169. The City We Became
  170. Dread Nation
  171. Farming While Black
  172. Say Her Name
  173. Vanguard
  174. Towers Falling
  175. Memorial Drive
  176. One Crazy Summer
  177. Brother Robert by Annye C. Anderson - An intimate memoir by blues legend Robert Johnson’s stepsister
  178. Gordon Parks
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  180. This Is Major
  181. Stamped
  182. Horace Pippin

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