Black Lives Matter Reading List


While watching the news can be eye opening, it can also overwhelm us! Wondering how we can help in a sea of trauma and corruption can not only be debilitating, but can leave even the most positive of people feeling heavy and depressed. Right now, we have an opportunity to be agents of change in our communities, our cities, and our country. 

Educating ourselves is the first step towards progress, and can also show us how we are best equipped to support the movement. Below is a list of books and resources that curators, Alana and Samra, have put together to get you started! 

Books to Read:

  • How to be an AntiRacist by Ibram X Kendi
  • Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi
  • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo 
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Me And White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 
  • One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race By John M. Perkins
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle⁣⁣ Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis⁣⁣
  • Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King Jr⁣⁣
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation⁣ by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor⁣⁣
  • Counting Descent by Clint Smith⁣⁣
  • How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon⁣⁣
  • One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy⁣⁣ by Carol Anderson⁣⁣

Black-Owned Bookstores to Support:

General Information: 

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