WAYS TO HELP (includes petitions and places to donate to)

BOOKS (all links are Amazon for consistency – this is not an endorsement and these are not affiliate links)
Brutal Imagination: Poems by Cornelius Eady

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

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

Biased by Jennifer Eberhart

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino

A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature by Jacqueline Goldsby

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Brian Stevenson

The Black and The Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans by John Hope Franklin and Evelyn Higginbotham

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People by Ben Crump

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks

They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

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

Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All by Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Gerin, and Jamia Wilson

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler

55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life by Elizabeth White

An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

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

Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership by Ed Gordon

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs and Scott Kurashige

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition by Cedric J. Robinson

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X., Alex Haley, and Attallah Shabazz

The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman

West Indian Immigrants: A Black Success Story? by Suzanne Model

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century by Dorothy Roberts

Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour by Peniel E. Joseph

The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

AntiRacist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi with illustrations by Ashley Lukashevsky

Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne with illustrations by Theodore Taylor III

The Skin I’m In: A First Look at Racism by Pat Thomas with illustrations by Lesley Harker

I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Claudette Colvin by Phillip Hoose

Race Relations: The Struggle for Equality in America (Inquire & Investigate) by Barbara Diggs with illustrations by Richard Chapman

One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally by Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden

Reading for Action by Ashley Boyd

Wake, Rise, Resist: The Progressive Teen’s Guide to Fighting Tyrants and A*holes by Joanna Spathis and Kerri Kennedy

1968: Today’s Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The 400 Year Head Start: Yet Still Destined for Glory by Nikki Ace

Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance by Laban Carrick Hill

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Calling My Name by Liara Tamani

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

SLAY by Brittney Morris

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Light It Up by Kekla Magoon

Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Piecing Me Together by Reneé Watson


All My Relations


Lynching in America

Intersectionality Matters


Code Switch

Justice in America

Beyond Prisons

Ear Hustle

Radical Imagination

Pod Save the People

Jemele Hill is Unbothered

Seeing White

Hear to Slay

Still Processing


Hope & Hard Pills

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod for the Cause

Fare of the Free Child

MOVIES, TV & DOCUMENTARIES (not linked because of location and viewing rights)

Dear White People

When They See Us


The Hate U Give

See You Yesterday

Just Mercy


The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

King in the Wilderness

I Am Not Your Negro

Get Out

Black Power Mixtape


Sorry to Bother You

If Beale Street Could Talk

Fruitvale Station


Let It Fall

America Inside Out

Hidden Figures

Remember the Titans


American Son


If there are other resources you believe should be on this list, please get in touch.

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