An Anti-Racist reading list

Over the past several days, we have received many queries about specific books regarding anti-racism, as well as requests for further recommendations. The following list includes bestsellers and staff recommendations from history to essays to theory, as well as fiction and poetry by Black creators. Reading is not enough to address the systemic issues facing our society—it must be coupled with action—but engaging with the ideas in these titles is an important step of the process.

Please consider these reads, and add more suggestions in the comments! You may also check out our similar list, anti-racist reading for young readers.

History, Current Events, and Criticism

Memoir and Essays

Recent Fiction and Poetry

We know many of these titles are extremely in demand, and are currently out of stock and on backorder, but many are available in audiobook or e-book versions from our partners and My Must Reads.

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