Panitza Library

Anti-racism Titles for All Ages

June 08, 2020

We express our support with the American Library Association statement in condemning violence and racism towards Black people and all People of Color and offer you a list of recommended titles. As a multinational campus we respect each nationality and ethnic group and would like to raise awareness of this topic. 

Here are our suggestions on the topic:


1. Lee, J.-A., & Lutz, J. S. (2005). Situating “race” and racisms in time, space, and theory : Critical essays for activists and scholars. Retrieved from EBSCOHost

2. Stauffer, J. (2001). The black hearts of men. Harvard University Press. Retrieved from EBSCOHost

3. Lentin, A. (2004). Racism and anti-racism in Europe. Pluto Press. Retrieved from EBSCOHost

4. Bernasconi, R., & Anderson, S. C. (2003). Race and racism in continental philosophy. Indiana University Press. Retrieved from EBSCOHost

5. Miller, K. D. (2011). Martin Luther King's biblical epic : His final, great speech. Retrieved from ProQuest Ebook Central

6. Stanley, T. J. (2011). Contesting white surpremacy : School segregation, anti-racism, and the making of Chinese Canadians. UBC Press. Retrieved from EBSCOHost

7. Davis,D. B. (2006). Inhuman bondage : The rise and fall of slavery in the New World. Oxford University Press.  Retrieved from EBSCOHost

8. Muhammad,K. G. (2010). The condemnation of blackness : Race, crime, and the making of modern urban America. Retrieved from ProQuest Ebook Central

9. Harvey, J. (2019). Raising white kids : Bringing up children in a racially unjust America. Retrieved from ProQuest Ebook Central

10.Seekdaur, L. H. K. (2014). Malcolm X: The pragmatic nationalist. Retrieved from ProQuest Ebook Central

Print Books:

1. Morrison,T. (1995). The bluest eye.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

2. Stevenson, B. (2014). Just mercy: A story of justice and redemption. New York: Spiegel & Grau. 

3. Baldwin, J. (1995). The fire next time.New York: Modern Library.

4. Franklin, J. H., (1967). From slavery to freedom: A history of Negro Americans.New York: Knopf.

5. Shange, N. (1989). For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf: A choreopoem.New York: Collier Books. 

6. Whitehead, C. (2016).The underground railroad.New York: Doubleday.

7. Hurston, Z. N. (1999). Their eyes were watching God. New York: Perennial Classics.

8. Walker, A. (1982). The color purple. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

9. Achebe, C. (1994). Things fall apart.New York: Anchor Books.

10. Kendi, I. X. (2017). Stamped from the beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America. New York: Nation Books.

11. Ward, J. (2017). Sing, unburied, sing. New York: Scribner.

12. Edugyan, E. (2019). Washington Black.New York: Vintage Books.

13. Fanon, F. (1965). The wretched of the Earth.New York: Grove Press.

14. Lorde, A. (1984). Sister outsider: Essays and speeches.Trumansburg NY: Crossing Press.

15. Angelou, M. (2002). I know why the caged bird sings. New York: Random House. 

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