Books to Support Conversations On Race

Books for Adults Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates (Audiobook) Color of Compromise: The Truth About American Church’s Complicity in Racism - Jemar Tis- What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America – Michael Eric Dyson Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine – Emily Bernard When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir – Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do – Jennifer Eberhardt Heavy: An American Memoir – Kiese Laymon White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue…and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation – Lauren Michele Jackson How to Be Less Stupid About Race – Crystal M. Fleming Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. River of Blood: American Slavery from the People Who Lived It: Interviews & Photographs of Formerly Enslaved African Americans – Edited - Richard Cahan and Michael Williams Settlin’: Stories of Madison's Early African American Families - Muriel Simms Books for Younger Children Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X - Ilyasah Shabazz, & AG Ford Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills - Renée Watson & Christian Robinson Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young - Jabari Asim & E.B. Lewis Rosa - Nikki Giovanni & Bryan Collier Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride - Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up - Sitting Down - Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney The Hat That Wore Clara B. - Melanie Morrison & Frank Turner-Denstaedt In Your Hands - Carole Boston Weatherford & Brian Pinkney Happy to be Nappy –Bell Hooks & Chris Raschka Freedom Summer - Deborah Wiles &, Jerome Lagarrigue Let the Children - Monica Clark-Robinson & Frank Morrison Hands Up! - Breanna McDaniel & Shane Evans Full, Full, Full of Love - Trish Cooke & Paul Howard Let the Circle Be Unbroken - Mildred Taylor & Lynne Thigpen Books for Older Children Piecing Me Together - Renee Watson Stella by Starlight - Sharon M. Draper One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia We Shall Overcome: A Song that Changed the World - Stuart Stotts & Terrance Cummings I, Too, am America - Langston Hughes & Bryan Collier The Undefeated - Kwame Alexander & Kadir Nelson Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History - & Floyd Cooper Show Way - & Hudson Talbott Knock Knock : My Dad's Dream For Me –Daniel Collier & Bryan Beaty Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement - Carole Boston Weatherford & Ekua Holmes All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom - Angela Johnson & Earl B Lewis Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters - Andrea Davis Pinkney & Stephen Alcorn Books for Teens Autobiography of My Dead Brother - Walter Dean Myers & Christopher Myers Darius & Twig - Walter Dean Myers How it Went Down - Kekla Magoon All American Boys - Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas On the Come Up - Angie Thomas Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems - Sonia Sanchez Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America - Ibi Aanu Zoboi The Black Lives Matter Movement - Peggy Parks Dear Martin – Nic Stone A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 – Claire Hartfield I am Alfonso Jones - Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson & John Jennings March Book Two – John Lewis