The Other Wes Moore by Wes MooreTwo kids named Wes Moore, born blocks apart within a year of each other. One grows up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ends up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence.
Publication Date: 2011
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma OluoIjeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasSixteen-year-old Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.
Publication Date: 2017
The Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoXiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, and is invited to join her school's slam poetry club.
Publication Date: 2020
The Color Purple by Alice WalkerSeparated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance and silence. Through a series of letters spanning twenty years, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of Celie, Nettie, Shug Avery and Sofia and their experience.
Publication Date: 2019
The Bluest Eye by Toni MorrisonMocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, a young black girl prays every day for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife.
Publication Date: 2007
Dear Martin by Nic StoneJustyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend--but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.
Publication Date: 2018
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XIn the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement.
Ordinary Light by Tracy K. SmithPulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith tells her remarkable story, giving us a quietly potent memoir that explores her coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter.
Malcolm X by Andrew Helfer (Editor); Randy DuBurke (Illustrator)With the thoroughly researched and passionately drawn Malcolm X, Helfer and award-winning artist Randy DuBurke capture Malcolm Little's extraordinary transformation from a black youth beaten down by Jim Crow America into Malcolm X, the charismatic, controversial, and doomed national spokesman for the Nation of Islam.
Publication Date: 2006
Nat Turner by Kyle BakerIn Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. KendiDetails a widening circle of antiracist ideas--from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilites--that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their posionous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.
White Like Me Race, Racism & White Privilege in America DVD by Time WiseOffers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.
Publication Date: 2013
White Like Me Companion Book by Tim WiseThe inspiration for the acclaimed documentary film, this deeply personal book reveals how racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm.
The Talk: Race in America DVDDocuments the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.
A Class Divided DVD by William PetersFor two days after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Jane Elliott, a third-grade teacher in Riceville, Iowa, gave her pupils a unique lesson in discrimination.
Publication Date: 1987
Selma by Ava DuVernayChronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.
Publication Date: 2017
Fruitvale Station by Ryan CooglerThe true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and is shot by BART officers in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day 2009.
Publication Date: 2014
Do the Right Thing by Spike LeeOver the course of a single day, the easygoing interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters give way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, ultimately exploding into violence.
Publication Date: 1989
Just Mercy by Destin Daniel CrettonFollows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson who heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of a local advocate.