Black Lives Matter. Black Stories Matter. Share them. Say their names. Don’t let them be silenced.

Resources

Advancement Project’s List of Organizations

Bookshop’s Antiracist Reading Recs

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. spotlights the last 50 years of African-American history in “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” now streaming in full for free online

Guide to Ally-ship: read the short guide here

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship: on Instagram

An anti-racist reading list from Ibram X Kendi

List of Black-Owned bookstores in the U.S.

The Conscious Kid : A resource to help educate children on racial bias and promoting positive identity development

I have No Mouth, and I Must Scream: The Duty of the Black Writer During Times of American Unrest by Tochi Onyebuchi

Ibram X Kendi on why not being racist is not enough

Accounts to Follow on Social Media

The Conscious Kid on Instagram

Spinesvines on Instagram

The Stacks Podcast on Instagram

Diverse Spines on Instagram

Bowties and Books on Instagram

Where to Donate

Black Live Matter: donate here

Campaign Zero: donate here

The Bail Project: donate here

Podcasts/Podcast Episodes

Code Switch Podcast: hosted by journalists of color, the podcast tackles the subject of race head-on.

Deadline City Podcast: hosted by authors Dhonielle Clayton & Zoraida Cordova who talk about the publishing industry and their writing journeys.

First Draft Podcast’s interview with Jason Reynolds, discusses his book LOOK BOTH WAYS, his childhood growing up in DC, his writing career, and more.

The Stacks Podcast interview with R. Eric Thomas, author of HERE FOR IT, a collection of humorous and thoughtful essays centering around his identities of Black, Christian, Gay, and American.

The Reading Women’s interview with Kiley Reid, author of SUCH A FUN AGE.

Black Stories on Youtube

Let’s Talk About Race: Nic Stone & Jodi Picoult

Amber Ruffin’s Experience with Police on Late Night with Seth Meyers

This is My Story - The FBE Cast

Untold Story of Black Suffragettes

Tara’s Book Rec

Sister Outsider - on Goodreads and Bookshop

Audre Lourde is a legend. When I read Sister Outsider for the first time a few years ago I felt empowered, I felt rage, I felt sickened - I cried a number of times. Ultimately, it’s a plea for hope and change.

Why I picked it? A stunning number of my friends on Goodreads have not read this book. It’s older, but I think it’s just as important now as when it was published.

Meredith’s Book Rec

Dear Martin on Goodreads and Bookshop

This book might be short, but its impact is huge as it tackles racial discrimination, police brutality, and the inequality in the American school system.

Why I picked it?

This is one of those books that sticks with you. I ugly cried during portions of it, but was still left with hope at the end. It’s also a great time to read it because Nic Stone is publishing a sequel called DEAR JUSTYCE in September 2020 that deals with the very real issues facing Black boys and other minorities in the American justice system.

Jeannette’s Book Rec

All American Boys on

Goodreads and

Bookshop

Told from the two perspectives of Rashad and Quinn, this book explores the idea of police brutality and the trauma and impact it has on the victim and their community, but it also shows a white teen dealing with his privilege and what his responsibility is as someone who knows the truth behind the incident.

Why I picked it?

This book is so powerful in the way it handles real issues of discrimination and privilege. It made me think, it made me cry, and it has never really left me.

Non-Fiction Book Recs

March on Goodreads and Bookshop

How to be An Antiracist on Goodreads and Bookshop

So You Want to Talk About Race on Goodreads and Bookshop

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness on Goodreads and Bookshop

Heavy: An American Memoir on Goodreads and Bookshop

White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism on Goodreads and Bookshop

Just Mercy:A Story of Justice and Redemption on Goodreads and Bookshop

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America on Goodreads and Bookshop

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You on Goodreads and Bookshop

Here For It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays on Goodreads and Bookshop

I Know Why the Caged Birds Sings on Goodreads and Bookshop

The Fire Next Time on Goodreads and Bookshop

Between the World and Me on Goodreads and Bookshop

Sister Outsider on Goodreads and Bookshop

Becoming on Goodreads and Bookshop

Brown Girl Dreaming on Goodreads and Bookshop

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood on Goodreads and Bookshop

Fiction Book Recs

The Hate U Give on Goodreads and Bookshop

The Fifth Season on Goodreads and Bookshop

Kindred on Goodreads and Bookshop

Homegoing on Goodreads and Bookshop

Invisible Man on Goodreads and Bookshop

The Underground Railroad on Goodreads and Bookshop

The Nickel Boys on Goodreads and Bookshop

Long Way Down on Goodreads and Bookshop

The Belles on Goodreads and Bookshop

A Phoenix First Must Burn on Goodreads and Bookshop

All American Boys on Goodreads and Bookshop

Dear Martin on Goodreads and Bookshop

American Street on Goodreads and Bookshop

Pride on Goodreads and Bookshop

Slay on Goodreads and Bookshop

You Should See Me in a Crown on Goodreads and Bookshop

Felix Ever After on Goodreads and Bookshop

The Wedding Date on Goodreads and Bookshop

Riot Baby on Goodreads and Bookshop

The Bluest Eye on Goodreads and Bookshop

Their Eyes Were Watching God on Goodreads and Bookshop

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