Addressing Race and Racism through Reading

As part of the Heights Libraries’ commitment to be actively anti-racist and stand up to the anti-Black racism so pervasive in our society, the Matchmakers offer the following reading suggestions to our community. Read, reflect, get motivated, and act for a more just and equitable world.

Non-Fiction Addressing Race and Racism:

Black Is the Body by Emily Bernard (ebook)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nihesi Coates (ebook)

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (ebook)

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt (ebook)

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge (ebook)

This Will Be My Undoing: Living At the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins (ebook)

How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones (ebook)

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon (ebook)

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde (ebook)

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (ebook)

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (ebook)

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad (ebook)

Rising Out of Hatred: the Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow (ebook)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (ebook)

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale (ebook)

Fiction by African-American Authors:

Another Country by James Baldwin (ebook)

The Mothers by Brit Bennett (ebook)

The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz (ebook)

Everywhere You Don’t Belong by Gabriel Bump (ebook)

Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin (ebook)

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray (ebook)

How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin (ebook)

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (ebook)

The Travelers by Regina Porter (ebook)

The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (ebook)

Black Card by Chris L. Terry

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (ebook)

No One Is Coming To Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts (ebook)

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