There are many ways to take action against racism. Reading in order to learn more about oppression and how to oppose it is just one of those ways. For those who seek resources to understand more about the Black experience in America, books like Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me and Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow have been illuminating calls to action. In that vein, we’ve gathered 20 recent non-fiction books, memoirs, and histories on the topic of race, written by Black American authors. While by no means a comprehensive list, these books are a good place to start. All published in the past two years, they share the distinction of being widely read and highly rated by Goodreads members—every title has an average 4-star rating or above.An Anti-Racist Reading List: 20 Highly Rated Nonfiction Books by Black Authors – Goodreads News & Interviews
Please do click through to see this curated selection. I have added some to my reading list. I highly recommend Austin Channing Brown’s I’m Still Here, which is one of the finest books I’ve ever read.