This resource guide is meant to help our community of teachers, students, and parents deepen their antiracist work. Given current events (June, 2020), this list focuses on African American and Black experience, and the work that White people can do to address racism. This is by no means a finite list, but a living, dynamic resource that will continue to grow with time. We welcome further suggestions and will expand to include other groups in time.
Race Matters Faculty Group Recommended Reads: includes works by and about other races and ethnicities.
Reading for Equity, from the WPS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Young Ethnic Scholars: Protests Dos and Don'ts: includes suggestions for reading and viewing.
Racial Violence Syllabus: Historical context syllabus from Monmouth University
The American Nightmare, Ibram X. Kendi
How to Be an Antiracist Educator, Dena Simmons
Our Pain Is Not Your Classroom, Jennifer Williams
Equity Literacy For All, Paul C. Gorski
Breaking the Habit of "White Silence," Chris Marquardt
75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice, Corinne Shutack
How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Monique W. Morris
The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, Brittney C. Cooper
Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley)
They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and A New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement, Wesley Lowery
Books: Historical Context
Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Martin Luther King, Jr.
Women, Race, & Class, Angela Y. Davis
March, John Lewis
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Ain't I a Woman, bell hooks
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Talking About Race: National Museum of African American History & Culture
Americanah, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
American Street, Ibi Zoboi
The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
An American Marriage, Tayari Jones
Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson
Kindred, Octavia E. Butler
Go Tell It On the Mountain, James Baldwin
Monday's Not Coming, Tiffany D. Jackson
Here are some Black YA authors you should check out: