A Black Lives Matter Reading List

I’ll keep this short: the United States is a hot mess right now, and it isn’t because of the protesters. There are a ton of reading lists currently out there, but I also wanted to contribute my own to the mix. This list could’ve easily been four times as long. I intentionally left out some of the more popular titles, like Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist, since they’re posted everywhere. But obviously, those should be on your radar too.

Typed list with links to Goodreads after the jump.

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Fire This Time ed. by Jesmyn Ward

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

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Radical King by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets by Feminista Jones

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible by Charles E. Cobb Jr.

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

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

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers

One thought on “A Black Lives Matter Reading List

  1. We have similar titles on our respective lists, and you have some that are new to me. Adding them to my Goodreads now. Always enjoy your posts.

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