Reading is a wonderful way to educate ourselves. Here is a list of books that have been recommended to us by friends and colleagues. It will be updated as we learn of new titles. If you would like to add something, please email us. We have not yet read every book on this list and the order is completely random.
- So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
- My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- How to be an antiracist by Ibram Kendi
- Radical Dharma by Angelo Kyodo
- Love and Rage by Lama Rod Owens
- Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: and Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Deacon King Kong by James McBride
- Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward.
- Black is the Body by Emily Bernard
- An American Summer by Alex Kotlowitz
- The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
- The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
- Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD
- We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
- Good Talk by Mira Jacob
- Democracy in Black by Eddie S. Claude Jr.
- I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
- Forty Million Dollar Slaves by William C Rhoden
- Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy B Tyson
- Stony Road by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
- Nigger by Dick Gregory
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
- Tell me Who You Are by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates