Out on the Shelves has put together this ongoing, active resource list for volunteers, patrons and community members interested in learning how to be anti-racist. If you see a resource you would like to add or have removed, please contact us.
“In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist–we must be ANTI-RACIST.” —Angela Davis
OOTS recommends reading diverse books that celebrate experiences and stories by people different from you. It’s also important to encourage the publishing industry to publish books by authors that have been traditionally marginalized. For more information, check out the Publishing Diversity Baseline Survey for 2019.
How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell and illustrated by Aurelia Durand.
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles Mann
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This resource page was created on June 6th 2020. It was last updated June 6th 2020 (AF).