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Almost to Freedom

Carolrhoda Picture Books (Series)

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Author
Colin Bootman Illustrator
(2014)

English

Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends - wherever Lindy goes, Sally stays right by her side. They eat together, sleep together, and even pick cotton together. So, on the night Lindy and her mama... Read more

Amazing Grace

Mary Hoffman Author
Caroline Binch Illustrator
(2016)

English

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable ... Read more

American Prison

Shane Bauer Author
(2018)

English

An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform." —NPR.orgNew York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 * One of President Barack ... Read more

American Prison

Shane Bauer Author
James Fouhey Narrator
(2018)

English

An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform." —NPR.orgNew York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 * One of President Barack ... Read more

An American Summer

Alex Kotlowitz Author
(2019)

English

From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods.The numbers are staggering: over the ... Read more

An American Summer

Alex Kotlowitz Author
Alex Kotlowitz Narrator
(2019)

English

From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a searing portrait of life and death in some of Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods during the summer of 2013.How do we make sense of t... Read more

America's Original Sin

Jim Wallis Author
Bryan Stevenson Author of introduction, etc.
(2016)

English

Bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis shows how Christians can work together to overcome the destructive and pervasive nature of racism in American society. Read more

Antiracist Baby

Ibram X. Kendi Author
Ashley Lukashevsky Illustrator
(2020)

English

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning... Read more

As Good as Anybody

Richard Michelson Author
Raul Colón Illustrator
(2013)

English

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was... Read more

Auma's Long Run

Eucabeth Odhiambo Author
(2017)

English

Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new sickn... Read more

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X Author
(2015)

English

ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURYIn the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, fireb... Read more

Be the Bridge

LaTasha Morrison Author
Daniel Hill Author of introduction, etc.
(2019)

English

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERECPA BESTSELLER"When it comes to the intersection of race, privilege, justice, and the church, Tasha is without question my best teacher. Be the Bridge is THE tool I wish t... Read more

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

Kristin Levine Author
(2009)

English

The last thing Harry ?Dit? Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Proper -talking, brainy Emma doesn?t play baseball or fi sh too well, but she sure makes Dit think, espe... Read more

Betty Before X

Ilyasah Shabazz Author
Renée Watson Author
(2018)

English

*Winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Award*"In clear, measured tones, the author recounts Betty's discomfort with her home life and her work with the Housewives League...Shabazz differentiates betwe... Read more

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates Author
(2015)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERNAMED ONE OF TIME'S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALISTNATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST H... Read more

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates Author
Ta-Nehisi Coates Narrator
(2015)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERNAMED ONE OF TIME'S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALISTNATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST H... Read more

Biased

Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD Author
(2019)

English

"Poignant....important and illuminating."—The New York Times Book Review"Groundbreaking."—Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just MercyFrom one of the world’s l... Read more

Black Klansman

Ron Stallworth Author
Ron Stallworth Narrator
(2018)

English

This program is read by the author.The extraordinary true story of the black detective who goes undercover to investigate the KKK, the basis for the forthcoming major motion picture written and dir... Read more

Black Masculinity and the...

Jared Sexton Author
(2017)

English

This book offers a critical survey of film and media representations of black masculinity in the early twenty-first-century United States, between President George W. Bush's 2001 announcement of th... Read more

Black Men, Black Feminism

Jared Sexton Author
(2018)

English

A brief commentary on the necessity and the impossibility of black men's participation in the development of black feminist theory and politics, Black Men, Black Feminism examines the basic assumpt... Read more

The Black Social Economy in...

Perspectives from Social Economics (Series)

Caroline Shenaz Hossein Editor
(2017)

English

This pioneering book explores the meaning of the term "Black social economy," a self-help sector that remains autonomous from the state and business sectors. With the Western Hemisphere's ignoble h... Read more

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison Author
(2007)

English

New York Times BestsellerA TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, an... Read more

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison Author
Toni Morrison Narrator
(2011)

English

The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an ... Read more

Booked

Kwame Alexander Author
(2016)

English

New York Times Bestseller ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ ILA-CBC Children's Choice List ∙ ALA Notable Children's Book ∙ Book Links' Lasting Connections ∙ Kirkus Best Book ∙ San Francisco Chronicl... Read more

Born a Crime

Trevor Noah Author
(2016)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that f... Read more

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

William Kamkwamba Author
Bryan Mealer Author
(2015)

English

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.... Read more

Boys and Men in African...

National Symposium on Family Issues (Series)

Linda M. Burton Editor
Dorian Burton Editor
(2016)

English

This important volume takes a life course approach in sharing empirical insights on the family experiences of African American males in socioeconomic and political contexts. Representing fields ran... Read more

Brendan Buckley's Universe...

Brendan Buckley (Series)

Book 1

Sundee T. Frazier Author
(2007)

English

Winner of the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe New Talent Award, this acclaimed, multicultural book about a biracial boy with a passion for science will resonate with children everywhere who can't... Read more

Bronx Masquerade

Nikki Grimes Author
(2003)

English

When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they're having weekly poetry sessions and, one by one, the eight... Read more

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson Author
(2014)

English

A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in S... Read more

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson Author
Jacqueline Woodson Narrator
(2014)

English

A New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood ... Read more

Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis Author
(2001)

English

Hit the road with Bud in this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy on a journey to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To ... Read more

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Charles Waters Author
Irene Latham Author
(2020)

English

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have co... Read more

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Charles Waters Author
Irene Latham Author
(2018)

English

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation. How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth gra... Read more

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Irene Latham Author
Charles Waters Author
(2020)

English

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation. How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth gra... Read more

Child of the Civil Rights...

Paula Young Shelton Author
Raul Colón Illustrator
(2011)

English

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child's unique perspective to an important c... Read more

The Color of Law

Richard Rothstein Author
Adam Grupper Narrator
(2017)

English

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided throu... Read more

The Color of Money

Mehrsa Baradaran Author
Lisa Reneé Pitts Narrator
(2017)

English

When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. ... Read more

The Condemnation of Blackness

Khalil Gibran Muhammad Author
(2019)

English

Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book rev... Read more

The Condemnation of Blackness

Khalil Gibran Muhammad Author
Mirron Willis Narrator
(2017)

English

Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and cr... Read more

The Crossover

The Crossover (Series)

Book 1

Kwame Alexander Author
(2014)

English

New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Pu... Read more

Cyber Racism and Community...

Palgrave Hate Studies (Series)

Andrew Jakubowicz Author
Kevin Dunn Author
(2017)

English

This book highlights cyber racism as an ever growing contemporary phenomenon. Its scope and impact reveals how the internet has escaped national governments, while its expansion is fuelling the spr... Read more

Dark Sons

Nikki Grimes Author
(2010)

English

In this winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor, bestselling and award-winning author Nikki Grimes uses free-verse poetry to powerfully tell the story of two boys, living in different times and land... Read more

The Dark-Thirty

Patricia McKissack Author
Brian Pinkney Illustrator
(2010)

English

This Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award Winner from beloved author Patricia McKissack offers a "stellar collection" of "ten original stories, all with a foundation in African-American ... Read more

The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson Author
Rafael López Illustrator
(2018)

English

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's LiteratureA #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Ill... Read more

The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson Author
Jacqueline Woodson Narrator
(2018)

English

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's LiteratureA #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Ill... Read more

Dear Martin

Nic Stone Author
(2017)

English

"Powerful, wrenching." –John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All Ameri... Read more

Dear Martin

Nic Stone Author
Dion Graham Narrator
(2017)

English

"Powerful, wrenching." –John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All Ameri... Read more

Death of Innocence

Mamie Till-Mobley Author
Christopher Benson Author
(2011)

English

The mother of Emmett Till recounts the story of her life, her son’s tragic death, and the dawn of the civil rights movement—with a foreword by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. In Augu... Read more

Democracy in Black

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Author
(2016)

English

A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial societyAmerica's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today... Read more

Dismantling Race in Higher...

Jason Arday Editor
Heidi Safia Mirza Editor
(2018)

English

This book reveals the roots of structural racism that limit social mobility and equality within Britain for Black and ethnicised students and academics in its inherently white Higher Education inst... Read more

Dream March

Step into Reading (Series)

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Author
Sally Wern Comport Illustrator
(2017)

English

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this inspiring biography! Introduce children to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights movement, and the historic march on Washington. Young readers... Read more

Dying of Whiteness

Jonathan M. Metzl Author
Jamie Renell Narrator
(2019)

English

A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences — even for the white voters they promise to helpNamed one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and th... Read more

Eloquent Rage

Brittney Cooper Author
Brittney Cooper Narrator
(2018)

English

"...Cooper delivers a frank, conversational-style examination of the importance of black female friendships, respectability politics, and harmful stereotypes, among other topics. She blends candor ... Read more

Fatal Invention

Dorothy Roberts Author
Janina Edwards Narrator
(2020)

English

An incisive, groundbreaking book that examines how a biological concept of race is a myth that promotes inequality in a supposedly "post-racial" era. Though the Human Genome Project proved that hum... Read more

The Fire Next Time

Vintage International (Series)

James Baldwin Author
(2013)

English

"Basically the finest essay I've ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone's hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.... Read more

The Fire This Time

Jesmyn Ward Author
Cherise Boothe Narrator
(2016)

English

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems a... Read more

The First Part Last

Heaven Trilogy (Series)

Book 2

Angela Johnson Author
Khalipa Oldjohn Narrator
(2004)

English

"Bobby is a typical urban New York City teenager - impulsive, eager, restless. For his sixteenth birthday he cuts school with his two best buddies, grabs a couple of slices at his favorite pizza jo... Read more

For Black Girls Like Me

Mariama Lockington Author
Imani Parks Narrator
(2019)

English

I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark.Makeda June Kirkland is eleven-years-old, adopted, and black. Her parents and big sister are white, and even though she loves her family very m... Read more

Foul Trouble

John Feinstein Author
(2013)

English

Bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein exposes the big money and back-room deals that pervade college-basketball recruiting in this fast-break young adult novel. Terrell Jamerson is the #1 high ... Read more

Frederick Douglass

D.H. Dilbeck Author
David Sadzin Narrator
(2020)

English

From his enslavement to freedom, Frederick Douglass was one of America's most extraordinary champions of liberty and equality. Throughout his long life, Douglass was also a man of profound religiou... Read more

Freedom is a Constant Struggle

Angela Y. Davis Author
Angela Davis Narrator
(2016)

English

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression th... Read more

From #BlackLivesMatter to...

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Author
Mia Ellis Narrator
(2016)

English

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law ... Read more

From the War on Poverty to...

Elizabeth Hinton Author
Josh Bloomberg Narrator
(2016)

English

In the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the w... Read more

Getting Away with Murder

Chris Crowe Author
(2003)

English

Revised and updated with new information, this Jane Adams award winner is an in-depth examination of the Emmett Till murder case, a catalyst of the Civil Rights Movement. The kidnapping and violent... Read more

Ghettoside

Jill Leovy Author
(2015)

English

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY USA TODAY AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless de... Read more

Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes Author
Miles Harvey Narrator
(2018)

English

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.Only the living can make the wor... Read more

Harriet Tubman: A Journey to...

Trailblazers (Series)

Sandra A. Agard Author
(2019)

English

Bring history home with you and meet some of the world's greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. This biography series is fo... Read more

Hood Feminism

Mikki Kendall Author
(2020)

English

A New York Times BestsellerA Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidan... Read more

Hood Feminism

Mikki Kendall Author
Mikki Kendall Narrator
(2020)

English

A New York Times BestsellerA Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidan... Read more

How I Discovered Poetry

Marilyn Nelson Author
Hadley Hooper Illustrator
(2014)

English

A powerful and thought-provoking Civil Rights era memoir from one of America's most celebrated poets. Looking back on her childhood in the 1950s, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award final... Read more

How It Went Down

Kekla Magoon Author
Avery Glymph Narrator
(2014)

English

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is whiteIn the aftermath of Tariq's death, eve... Read more

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi Author
(2019)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding a... Read more

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi Author
Ibram X. Kendi Narrator
(2019)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding a... Read more

How We Fight White Supremacy

Akiba Solomon Author
Kenrya Rankin Author
(2019)

English

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice — and ideas for how each of us can contribute Many of us... Read more

How We Get Free

Lisa Reneé Pitts Narrator
Keeanga -Yamahtta Taylor Editor
(2018)

English

The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women's liberation movements of the... Read more

Hush

Jacqueline Woodson Author
(2006)

English

A powerfully moving novel from a three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Evie Thomas is not who she used to be. Once she had a best friend, a happy home and a loving grandmother living nearby. Once... Read more

I am Brave

Ordinary People Change the World (Series)

Brad Meltzer Author
Christopher Eliopoulos Illustrator
(2019)

English

The littlest readers can learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.This friendly, fun biography se... Read more

I am Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ordinary People Change the World (Series)

Brad Meltzer Author
Christopher Eliopoulos Illustrator
(2016)

English

We can all be heroes. That's the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more

I am Rosa Parks

Ordinary People Change the World (Series)

Brad Meltzer Author
Christopher Eliopoulos Illustrator
(2014)

English

"We can all be heroes" is the message entertainingly told in this picture-book biography series from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Brad Meltzer. "Kids always search for heroes, so we might ... Read more

I am Strong

Ordinary People Change the World (Series)

Brad Meltzer Author
Christopher Eliopoulos Illustrator
(2020)

English

The littlest readers can learn about Rosa Parks in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.This friendly, fun biography series focuses o... Read more

I Got Something to Say

Matthew Oware Author
(2018)

English

What do millennial rappers in the United States say in their music? This timely and compelling book answers this question by decoding the lyrics of over 700 songs from contemporary rap artists. Usi... Read more

I Have a Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Author
Kadir Nelson Illustrator
(2012)

English

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: "My father's dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of ... Read more

I Have a Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Author
Kadir Nelson Illustrator
(2012)

English

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. Now r... Read more

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou Author
Oprah Winfrey Author of introduction, etc.
(2009)

English

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the... Read more

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou Author
Maya Angelou Narrator
(2011)

English

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the... Read more

I Will Always Write Back

Caitlin Alifirenka Author
Martin Ganda Author
(2015)

English

The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from an impoverished city in Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives foreverIt started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's clas... Read more

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

Kimberly Jones Author
Gilly Segal Author
(2019)

English

"An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact. "—Angie Thomas, New York Times bestelling author of The Hate U GiveLena a... Read more

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

Gilly Segal Author
Kimberly Jones Author
(2019)

English

Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city.Lena has her killer style, her... Read more

I'm Still Here

Austin Channing Brown Author
(2018)

English

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and fe... Read more

I'm Still Here

Austin Channing Brown Author
Austin Channing Brown Narrator
(2018)

English

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and fe... Read more

The Inner Work of Racial Justice

Rhonda V. Magee Author
Jon Kabat-Zinn Author of introduction, etc.
(2019)

English

An essential mindfulness program to increase our mental and emotional capacity to heal from injustices done against us.Law professor and mindfulness practitioner Rhonda Magee shows that the work of... Read more

The Inner Work of Racial Justice

Rhonda V. Magee Author
Jon Kabat-Zinn Author of introduction, etc.
(2019)

English

An essential mindfulness program to increase our mental and emotional capacity to heal from injustices done against us.Law professor and mindfulness practitioner Rhonda Magee shows that the work of... Read more

Invisible Man

Vintage International (Series)

Ralph Ellison Author
(2010)

English

Both a deeply compelling bestselling novel and an epic milestone of American literature. The book's nameless narrator describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro colle... Read more

It Was All a Dream

Reniqua Allen Author
Shayna Small Narrator
(2019)

English

Young Black Americans have been trying to realize the promise of the American Dream for centuries and coping with the reality of its limitations for just as long. Now, a new generation is pursuing ... Read more

It's Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah Author
(2019)

English

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Tim... Read more

Jefferson's Sons

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Author
(2011)

English

This story of Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, tells a darker piece of America's history from an often unseen perspective-that of three of Jefferson's slaves-includi... Read more

John Lewis

People You Should Know (Series)

Jehan Jones-Radgowski Author
(2019)

English

John Lewis knew that treating someone differently because of the color of their skin was unfair and wrong. In his early 20s, he decided to do something about it. During the struggle for equal treat... Read more

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In...

Bryan Stevenson Author
Bryan Stevenson Narrator
(2014)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call ... Read more

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In...

Bryan Stevenson Author
Bryan Stevenson Narrator
(2018)

English

The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy—soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and now the subj... Read more

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson Author
(2014)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call ... Read more

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson Author
(2018)

English

In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves dee... Read more

Last Stop on Market Street

Matt De La Peña Author
Christian Robinson Illustrator
(2015)

English

Winner of the 2016 Newbery MedalA 2016 Caldecott Honor BookA 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor BookA New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015A Wall Street Journal Best Chi... Read more

Lead from the Outside

Stacey Abrams Author
Stacey Abrams Narrator
(2018)

English

*This program was previously published as Minority Leader. This updated edition includes a new preface written and read by Stacey Abrams.*"Abrams's own grit, coupled with her descriptions of much s... Read more

Letter from Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King Jr. Author
Dion Graham Narrator
(2013)

English

April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city ... Read more

Lillian's Right to Vote

Jonah Winter Author
Shane W. Evans Illustrator
(2015)

English

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family's tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act o... Read more

The Lions of Little Rock

Kristin Levine Author
(2012)

English

"Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weighty—this authentic piece of work has got soul."—The New York Times Book ReviewAs twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, ... Read more

The Lions of Little Rock

Kristin Levine Author
Julia Whelan Narrator
(2012)

English

Everything's changing for twelve-year-old Marlee. Her brother's gone off to college and her sister's moved out of the room they've shared since Marlee was born. To Marlee, it feels like her whole w... Read more

The Little Book of Little...

Penguin Young Readers Author
(2017)

English

A celebration of political activism by America's youngest citizens—our children.You're never too young to care about your community or to stand up for your beliefs. That's the empowering mess... Read more

Little Leaders

Vashti Harrison Author
Robin Miles Narrator
(2017)

English

This wonderfully illustrated book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world.Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and ins... Read more

Locking Up Our Own

James Forman, Jr. Author
Kevin R. Free Narrator
(2017)

English

n original and consequential argument about race, crime, and the law Today, Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics-and... Read more

Locomotion

Locomotion (Series)

Book 1

Jacqueline Woodson Author
(2004)

English

Finalist for the National Book AwardWhen Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was p... Read more

Long Walk to Freedom--The...

Michael Boatman Narrator
Nelson Mandela Author
(2011)

English

The autobiography of global human rights icon Nelson Mandela is "riveting...both a brilliant description of a diabolical system and a testament to the power of the spirit to transcend it" (Washingt... Read more

Loving vs. Virginia

Patricia Hruby Powell Author
Adenrele Ojo Narrator
(2017)

English

From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudic... Read more

Malcolm X

Manning Marable Author
(2011)

English

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and a New York Times bestseller, the definitive biography of Malcolm XHailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), Manning Marable's ... Read more

Malcolm X

Manning Marable Author
G. Valmont Thomas Narrator
(2011)

English

Of the great figures in twentieth-century American history, perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a le... Read more

Mare's War

Tanita S. Davis Author
(2009)

English

Meet Mare, a grandmother with flair and a fascinating past.Octavia and Tali are dreading the road trip their parents are forcing them to take with their grandmother over the summer. After all, Mare... Read more

Me and White Supremacy

Layla F. Saad Author
(2020)

English

Based off the original workbook, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of c... Read more

Media, Crime and Racism

Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture (Series)

Monish Bhatia Editor
Scott Poynting Editor
(2018)

English

Media, Crime and Racism draws together contributions from scholars at the leading edge of their field across three continents to present contemporary and longstanding debates exploring the roles pl... Read more

Microaggressions and Modern...

Charisse C. Levchak Author
(2018)

English

Microaggressions and Modern Racism: Endurance and Evolution explores the causes, manifestations, and consequences of microaggressions, macroaggressions, and modern racism within society. Using surv... Read more

A Mighty Long Way

Carlotta Walls Lanier Author
Lisa Frazier Page Author
(2009)

English

"A searing and emotionally gripping account of a young black girl growing up to become a strong black woman during the most difficult time of racial segregation."—Professor Charles Ogletree, ... Read more

A Mighty Long Way

Bill Clinton Author
Carlotta Walls Lanier Author
(2010)

English

When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the jour... Read more

The Mighty Miss Malone

Christopher Paul Curtis Author
(2012)

English

In the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Bud, Not Buddy, Bud met a girl named Deza Malone in a Hooverville. This is her story. "We are a family on a journey to a place calle... Read more

Monster

Walter Dean Myers Author
Full Cast Narrator
(2007)

English

BONUS FEATURE: Afterword read by the authorSometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but... Read more

My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King Author
Phylicia Rashad Narrator
(2017)

English

"...this audiobook, which was dictated in the last year of King's life, put's both her and her husband's struggles in cultural and historical context. This is a must-listen." — The Berkshire ... Read more

My Uncle Martin's Words for...

Angela Farris Watkins Author
Eric Velasquez Illustrator
(2014)

English

In this inspirational story about Martin Luther King Jr.—told from the perspective of his niece Angela Farris Watkins—readers learn how King used his message of love and peace to effect... Read more

The Myth and Propaganda of...

Jared A. Ball Author
(2020)

English

This Palgrave Pivot offers a history of and proof against claims of "buying power" and the impact this myth has had on understanding media, race, class and economics in the United States. For gener... Read more

Nevertheless, We Persisted

Amy Klobuchar Author of introduction, etc.
In This Together Media Editor
(2018)

English

A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azur... Read more

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander Author
Karen Chilton Narrator
(2012)

English

Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexanders The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and com... Read more

No Crystal Stair

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Author
R. Gregory Christie Illustrator
(2012)

English

"You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?" Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker told... Read more

On the Other Side of Freedom

DeRay Mckesson Author
(2018)

English

"On the Other Side of Freedom reveals the mind and motivations of a young man who has risen to the fore of millennial activism through study, discipline, and conviction. His belief in a world that ... Read more

On the Other Side of Freedom

DeRay Mckesson Author
DeRay Mckesson Narrator
(2018)

English

"On the Other Side of Freedom reveals the mind and motivations of a young man who has risen to the fore of millennial activism through study, discipline, and conviction. His belief in a world that ... Read more

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer (Series)

Book 1

Rita Williams-Garcia Author
Sisi Aisha Johnson Narrator
(2010)

English

Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecile, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecile gets them to her hou... Read more

The Other Wes Moore

Wes Moore Author
(2010)

English

Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sente... Read more

The Other Wes Moore

Wes Moore Author
Tavis Smiley Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
(2010)

English

Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a year of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business leader. ... Read more

Passing

Nella Larsen Author
Kaitlyn Greenridge Author of introduction, etc.
(2007)

English

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Two women in 1920s New York discover how fluid—and dangerous—our perceptions of race can be in this electrifying classic of the Harlem Renaissan... Read more

Policing the Black Man

Angela J. Davis Editor
(2017)

English

A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influenti... Read more

Policing the Black Man

Angela J. Davis Author
Robin Miles Narrator
(2017)

English

A comprehensive analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation's most influential and respected... Read more

The Port Chicago 50

Steve Sheinkin Author
Dominic Hoffman Narrator
(2014)

English

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, C... Read more

Preaching to the Chickens

Jabari Asim Author
E.B. Lewis Illustrator
(2016)

English

Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis team up to give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis. Even as... Read more

Pushout

Monique W. Morris Author
Kristyl Dawn Tift Narrator
(2016)

English

Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was bei... Read more

Race and Representative...

Brandy A. Kennedy Author
Adam M. Butz Author
(2017)

English

This book examines issues of race and policing through the lens of representative bureaucracy theory. According to representative bureaucracy theory, demographic correspondence between government e... Read more

Race, Culture, and Gender

Ava Kanyeredzi Author
(2018)

English

This book presents an in-depth account of nine Black British women's experiences of violence and abuse. Through in depth interviews and analysis the author reveals their feelings of being silenced ... Read more

Racial Profiling

Alison Marie Behnke Author
(2017)

English

In the United States, racial profiling affects thousands of Americans every day. Both individuals and institutions—such as law enforcement agencies, government bodies, and schools—routi... Read more

Racism and Everyday Life

Andrew Smith Author
(2016)

English

What does it mean to talk about everyday racism, and why should we do so? Racism and Everyday Life brings together the sociologies of racism and everyday life in a new way in order to reflect on th... Read more

Racism in Contemporary...

Critical Approaches to Children's Literature (Series)

Suriyan Panlay Author
(2016)

English

Applying critical race theory to contemporary African American children's and young adult literature, this book explores one key racial issue that has been overlooked both in race studies and liter... Read more

Racism without Racists

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Author
Sean Crisden Narrator
(2017)

English

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whi... Read more

Reach for the Skai

Skai Jackson Author
(2019)

English

Actress, activist, and now Danicing with the Stars competitor Skai Jackson shares her lessons on life and her rise to stardom in this vibrant memoir about self-acceptance, girl empowerment, and the... Read more

The Red Rose Box

Brenda Woods Author
(2003)

English

On her tenth birthday, Leah receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mama's only sister, who lives in Los Angeles. It is a red rose box. Not many people in 1958 Louisiana have seen such... Read more

Redefining Realness

Janet Mock Author
Janet Mock Narrator
(2015)

English

With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital... Read more