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Recommended Books on Race, Racism and Anti-Racism

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Sister Outsider

Essays and Speeches
Crossing Press Feminist: Book #1
By Audre Lorde
Narrated by Robin Eller /  7 hours 31 minutes

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action... Read more »

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An African American and Latinx History of the United States

REVISIONING HISTORY: Book #4
By Paul Ortiz
Narrated by JD Jackson /  9 hours 3 minutes

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights

Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar... Read more »

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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 10th Anniversary Edition
By Michelle Alexander
Narrated by Karen Chilton /  16 hours 56 minutes

Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexanders The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of... Read more »

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So You Want to Talk about Race

By Ijeoma Oluo
Narrated by Bahni Turpin /  7 hours 41 minutes

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

In So You Want to Talk about Race, editor-at-large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in... Read more »

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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

And Other Conversations About Race
By Beverly Daniel Tatum
Narrated by Beverly Daniel Tatum /  13 hours 27 minutes

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of... Read more »

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James Baldwin Reading from Giovanni’s Room

From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1
The Great American Authors Read from Their Works Series
By James Baldwin
15 minutes

Giovanni’s Room,Baldwin’s second novel, deals frankly with homosexuality in a manner daring forits time. It depicts a white American struggling to accept his homoeroticdesires. David, the protagonist, like Baldwin himself, feels alienated from hisnative country and moves to Paris in search of a freer life. In the passageBaldwin reads on this... Read more »

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James Baldwin Reading from Another Country

From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1
The Great American Authors Read from Their Works Series
By James Baldwin
15 minutes

New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1950s, the gatheringplace of artists, writers, and musicians, is the setting of Another Country, Baldwin’s third novel. The characters, all involved in complexinterracial relationships, cluster around Rufus, a jazz musician whose suicideaffects them profoundly. For Baldwin, Rufus represents “the black corpse... Read more »

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Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

By Ibram X. Kendi
Narrated by Christopher Dontrell Piper /  18 hours 32 minutes

WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IN RACE AND CIVIL RIGHTS
FINALIST FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION
THE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 —The Washington Post
A BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2016
A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2016
A CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF... Read more »

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White Fragility

Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
By Robin DiAngelo & Michael Eric Dyson
Narrated by Amy Landon /  6 hours 20 minutes

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white... Read more »

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How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi
Narrated by Ibram X. Kendi /  10 hours 43 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.

“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times

NAMED ONE OF THE... Read more »

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Killing the Black Body

Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
By Dorothy Roberts
Narrated by Shayna Small / 

This is a no-holds-barred response to the liberal and conservative retreat from an assertive, activist, and socially transformative civil rights agenda of recent years--using a black feminist lens and the issue of  the impact of recent legislation, social policy, and welfare "reform" on black women's--especially poor black women's--control over... Read more »

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Publication date: October 13, 2020

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Power to the People The Black Panthers Speak

By Fred Hampton
Narrated by Fred Hampton /  1 hour 1 minute

The Panthers’ ideas were potent, and they continue to inspire many. Visit All Power to the People and reflect more deeply about the Black Panther Party and its place in our shared history. Read more »

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