This list is not exhaustive, and represents a selection of what is available at the library. However, it can serve as a starting point to understanding, learning, and empathy.

The black and the blue : a cop reveals the crimes, racism, and injustice in America’s law enforcement by Matthew Horace

How to be an antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor by Layla F. Saad

Wilmington’s lie : the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy by David Zucchino

On account of race : the Supreme Court, white supremacy, and the ravaging of African American voting rights by Lawrence Goldstone

How we fight white supremacy : a field guide to Black resistance by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin

Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

White fragility : why it’s so hard for White people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo

The slave’s cause : a history of abolition by Manisha Sinha

Searching for black Confederates : the Civil War’s most persistent myth by Kevin Levin

The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America’s soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew DelBanco

The slave ship : a human history by Marcus Rediker

Dying of whiteness : how the politics of racial resentment is killing America’s heartland by Jonathan Metzl

I’m still here : black dignity in a world made for whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy by Heather Ann Thompson

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley

February, 1965, the final speeches by Malcolm X

American poison : how racial hostility destroyed our promise by Eduardo Porter

A black women’s history of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali N. Gross

The blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson

Redemption : Martin Luther King Jr.’s last 31 hours by Joseph Rosenbloom