BLM Resources

To help us become better allies, and to better educate ourselves on the systemic and historical injustices that have perpetuated the need for today's Black Lives Matter movement, we've compiled a list of recommended books. We're just scratching the surface on what's out there, but all of the titles listed are in stock or available to order.

 

Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525560548
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

The Underground Railroad Records: Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom Cover Image
By William Still, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Introduction by), Quincy T. Mills (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984855053
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - September 24th, 2019

White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - August 6th, 2019

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524760854
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Convergent Books - May 15th, 2018

Afropessimism Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631496141
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Liveright - April 7th, 2020

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393608861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 15th, 2019

Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250257703
Availability: Backordered
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 9th, 2020

The Blood of Emmett Till Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476714851
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Simon & Schuster - December 5th, 2017

Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501125669
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780691210773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton University Press - September 1st, 2020

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575320
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781623170981
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: North Atlantic Books - June 14th, 2016

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780465060689
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain Cover Image
By Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143129202
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume - October 4th, 2016

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501878077
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abingdon Press - February 5th, 2019

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062684318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

The End of Policing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781784782924
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807039847
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - August 20th, 2019

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541644977
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - May 12th, 2020

Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 2020

The Underground Railroad Records: Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom Cover Image
By William Still, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Introduction by), Quincy T. Mills (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984855053
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - September 24th, 2019

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807005934
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307278449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250299055
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - July 31st, 2018

The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250134769
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - April 14th, 2020

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250112880
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia Cover Image
$33.60
ISBN: 9781479886753
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: New York University Press - May 7th, 2019

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color Cover Image
By Andrea Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780807088982
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Beacon Press - August 1st, 2017

They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316312493
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Back Bay Books - September 12th, 2017

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Justice) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781469653662
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 21st, 2019

Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781625344571
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Bright Leaf - August 15th, 2019

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781439916391
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Temple University Press - July 13th, 2018

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620973929
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - July 17th, 2018

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393328516
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2006

The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780385686341
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Doubleday Canada - January 28th, 2020

A People's History of the United States Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062397348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 17th, 2015

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399573194
Availability: Out of stock. Available to order.
Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #3) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807057834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020