Reading Resources

Educating yourself by reading books and articles provides a unique perspective and a way to expand your understanding of racism, White privilege, and American history.


Ibram X. Kendi’s best-selling How to Be An Antiracist is a great starting point as you begin to read about antiracism. But what did Kendi read that influenced his own thinking and personal growth? From classic literature to economics to social history, Kendi’s antiracism reading list–compiled for the New York Times–provides excellent resources. What’s your major? Start reading in your discipline and then branch out to other interest areas.

Already read those? Great—then tackle this expansive list of 77 nonfiction titles compiled by the staff of The Stacks, a podcast about books and readers.

Prefer fiction and personal stories over nonfiction? No problem—explore Black experiences and support Black artists by reading some of these 52 literary novels, modern fantasy, and young adult fiction curated by The Stacks.

And speaking of podcasts, these ten podcasts collected by Brea Baker for Elle should keep you busy for a while.

Finally, if you have kids in your life—your own or others’–check out this list of children’s books organized by age and covering race, racism, and protesting.