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Anti-Racist Reads

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Recognize the role you play in racism and make the world a better place for yourself and those around you. These reads are here to help.

Delve even further with our list of Even More Anti-Racist Reads and our list of Anti-Racist Reads for Kids.

Update from June 3, 2020 - Many of the books on this list are currently backordered, meaning they are sold out nationwide due to unprecedented demand. To make sure you can get the book you want as soon as it's available, please place an order for your desired title. This may mean it will take a few weeks longer to get your book than you would have initally hoped. Libro.fm, our audiobook partner, has compiled a list of audiobook versions of many of these titles which you can purchase here while also supporting Avid. We appreciate your taking steps toward dismantling 400 years of oppression. Thank you for your patience and support.

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Sourcebooks - January 28th, 2020

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Abolish Ice Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949017212
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: OR Books - October 1st, 2019

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My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250299437
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Picador - September 3rd, 2019

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735217737
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

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We Cast a Shadow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525509073
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: One World - February 4th, 2020

Women, Race & Class Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394713519
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Vintage - February 12th, 1983

So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807005934
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635571394
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 17th, 2019

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A Fortune for Your Disaster Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793439
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Tin House Books - September 3rd, 2019

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589065
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781932841909
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Agate Bolden - October 1st, 2014

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436614
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2018

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The End of Policing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781784782924
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018