We’re using the Bookmans’ platform to elevate Black voices in our community and beyond. The following is a media resource guide compiled by Bookmans employees that address racial justice, systemic racism, police brutality, and white supremacy. Let’s take a step toward anti-racism, listen, and learn. 

An Anti-Racist Media Resource Guide

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America by Darnell L. Moore
A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature by Jacqueline Goldsby*
Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Why I’m No Longer Talking to Whtie People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah*

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How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt*
Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino*
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey*
Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey

An Anti-Racist Media Resource Guide

Waking Up White by Debby Irving*
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Brutal Imagination by Cornelius Eady*
Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens The Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era by Jerry Mitchell*
They Were Her Property by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers*
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown*
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad*
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Women, Race, & Class by Angela Davis
Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidya Hartmen
Ain’t I a Women by Bell Hooks
One Person No Vote by Carol Anderson
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
The Color of Money by Mehrsa Baradaran
Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by Adrienne Maree Brown
On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay McKesson

Children’s Books:

A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory*
Alma by Juana Martinez-Neal*
A is for Awesome! by Eva Chen, illustrated by Derek Desierto*
Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara*
Colores by Patty Rodriguez and Arianna Stein, illustrated by Citlali Reyes*
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafel Lopez
Don’t Touch My Hair by Sharee Miller

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Dreamers by Yuyi Morales*
Follow Your Dreams Little One by Vashti Harrison
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee
Goodnight Wiggly Toes by Roda Ahmed and Leandra Rose, illustrated by Fanny Liem*
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Jamey Christoph*
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison

Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Lauren Tobia
Harlem’s Little Black Bird: The Story of Florence Mills by Renee Watson, illustrated by Christian Robinson*
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson*
Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color by Monique Fields, illustrated by Yesenia Moises*
I Am Enough by Grace Byers
I Am Not A Number Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland
Islandborn by Junot Díaz, illustrated by Leo Espinosa*

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I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Frank Morrison*
Intersection Allies by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi, illustrated by Ashley Seil Smith*
Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton*
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton*
Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi, illustrated by Lea Lyon
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson*
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson, illustrated by Frank Robinson*
Little Leaders Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women and Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkey

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Little Dreamers Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison
Little Legends Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
Lovely by Jess Hong*
Lullaby (For a Black Mother) by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Sean Qualls*

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Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed, illustrated by Stasia Burrington*
Making Their Voices Heard by Vivian Kirkfield, illustrated by Alleanna Harris*
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz, illustrated by AG Ford
Mixed Me by Taye Diggs, illustrated by Shane W. Evans*
Monster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson, illustrated by Michael Robertson*
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

An Anti-Racist Media Resource Guide

My Family Divided One Girl’s Journey of Love, Loss, and Hope by Diane Guerrero
My Hair is a Garden Cozbi A. Cabrera
Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Frankin, illustrated by Ebony Glenn*
Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson*
Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Kadir Nelson *
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin
Sulwe by Lupita Noyong’o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison*

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Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora*
Voice of Freedom Fannie Lou Hammer Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Euka Holmes
The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren, illustrated by Fabio Santomauro
Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne, illustrated by Theodore Taylor*
Young Water Protectors … A Story About Standing Rock by Aslan Tudor and Kelly Tudor


LA 92: A documentary film of archival footage following the 1992 LA Riots 25 years later.
The Hate U Give: Based on the YA novel offering an intimate portrait of race in America.
Blindspotting: A parolee with three days left on his sentence witnesses a police shooting that threatens to ruin a lifelong friendship.
Do the Right Thing: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

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Just Mercy: Based on civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s work on death row in Alabama.
The Interrupters: The story of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed.
The 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley* – free here
My Hour on the History of Confederate Statues: National Geographics’ America Inside Out.
Documentary following Michelle Obama on her book tour.

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Let It Fall: Documentary looking at racial tensions in Los Angeles and the 1992 riots over LAPD officers’ brutal assault on Rodney King.
Fruitvale Station: The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
When They See Us: A Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five.
13th: A Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system.
I Am Not Your Negro: A documentary envisioning the book James Baldwin was never able to finish.
Fences: Based on the play by August Wilson, Fences delves into the life of a working-class African-American father trying to raise his family in the 1950s while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Selma: A film that chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement.

Selma An Anti-Racist Media Resource Guide

Whose Streets?: A documentary about the uprising in Ferguson.
If Beale Street Could Talk: A film by Barry Jenkins based on the novel by James Baldwin.

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Online Resources*:

Read: Being Antiracist by the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Read: 10 Things Allies Can Do
Watch and Read: How to Talk to Your Children About Protests and Racism
Read: Why You Need to Stop Saying, ‘All Lives Matter’
Read: Black Revliourinary Texts by Alijah Webb
Listen: 12 Podcasts that Can Help Us Learn About Race and Racism in America
Watch: Let’s Get Uncomfortable, It’s Time To Talk About Race and Implicit Bias
Read: 30 Day Learning Schedule by Monroe Alvarez
Read: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
Watch: The Radical Wealth Gap by the Urban Institute
Listen: Seeing White, a podcast by Scene on Radio
Read: Words are Not Enough 
Read: Dickinson College Wadner-Spahr Library How to be an Anti-Racist

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*This list is a compilation of sources including Make Way For Books, Medium, and Bookmans employees!