Black Lives Matter Booklist

Books to read if you’re looking to further educate yourself or you don’t fully get what is going on with race, white supremacy, and police in America. 


We are currently living through a time of great change and we all want to end up on the right side of history. I have complied a list of 15 books that provide greater clarity and context to the racial climate today. Many I have personally read, while others are on my reading list. Regardless knowledge is power.



  1. Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice by David M. Oshinsky

  2. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  3. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

  4. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  5. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  6. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis

  7. Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis

  8. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

  9. White Rage by Carol Anderson

  10. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  11. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson

  12. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad and Robin DiAngelo

  13. I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin

  14. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

  15. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi


You can find the list to purchase these books at this amazon link.