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Teaching for Black Lives: Dyan Watson

From Rage to Hope: Crystal Kuykendall

Tell Me Who You Are: Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo

Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Paulo Freire

Teaching to Transgress: Bell Hook



Sister Outsider: Audre Lorde

Invisible Man: Ralph Ellison

Beloved: Toni Morrison

Them: Nathan McCall

The Bluest Eye: Toni Morrison

Kindred: Octavia Butler

A Raisin in the Sun: Lorraine Hansberry

Color: Countee Cullen

Dhalgren: Samuel Delaney

Mumbo Jumbo: Ismael Reed

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf: Ntozake Shange

Native Son: Richard Wright

Go Tell it on the Mountain: James Baldwin

The Color Purple: Alice Walker

Not Without Laughter: Langston Hughes

Through the Ivory Gate: Rita Dove

If Beale Street Could Talk: James Baldwin

Amiable with Big Teeth: Claude McKay

Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston


Young Adult

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

X: A Novel: Ilyashah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Watch Us Rise: Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan

Black Enough: ed. Ibi Zoboi

PET by Akwaeke Emezie

Hold tight, Don't Let Go: a Novel of Haiti: Wagner, Laura Rose

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Shadowshaper: Daniel Jose Older

Children of Blood and Bone: Tomi Adeyemi

War Girls: Tochi Onyebuchi

A Blade So Black: L.L. McKinney

Little and Lion: Brandy Colbert

Monday’s Not Coming: Tiffany Jackson

The Belles: Dhonielle Clayton

Felix Ever After: Kacen Callendar

The Beauty that Remains: Ashley Woodfolk

The First Part Last: Angela Johnson

The Hate U Give: Angie Thomas

Midnight Robber: Nalo Hopkinson

Miracle’s Boys: Jacqueline Woodson

The Poet X: Elizabeth Acevedo

The Sun is Also a Star: Nicola Yoon

Fly Girl: Sherri L. Smith

How it Went Down: Kekla Magoon

Tyrell: Coe Booth


Homegoing: Yaa Gyasi

What is Not Yours, Is Not Yours: Helen Oyeyemi

The Fifth Season: NK Jemisin

Freshwater: Akwaeke Emezie

Redwood and Wildfire: Andrea Hairston

Loving Day: Mat Johnson

We Cast a Shadow: Maurice Carlos Ruffin

The Nickel Boys: Colson Whitehead

Between the World and Me: Te-Nehisi Coates

Americanah: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

An American Wedding: Tayari Jones

An Unkindness of Ghosts: Rivers Solomon

Who Fears Death: Nnedi Okorofor

Wild Seed: Octavia Butler

Queenie: Candace Carty-Williams

Salvage the Bones: Jesmyn Ward

The Yellow House: Sarah M. Broom

White Teeth: Zadie Smith

The Turner House: Angela Flournoy

The Ballad of Black Tom: Victor LaValle

Riot Baby: Tochi Onyebuchi

The Black God’s Drums: P. Djeli Clark

A Brief History of Seven Killings: Marlon James

Rosewater: Tade Thompson

Everfair: Nisi Shawl

The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett

The Summer Prince: Alaya Dawn Johnson

Redemption in Indigo: Karen Lorde

Opposite of Always: Justin Reynolds

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight: Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Who Put this Song On?: Morgan Parker

Solo: Kwame Alexander

Tyler Johnson Was Here: Jay Coles

A Song Below Water: Bethany Morrow

Kingdom of Souls: Rena Barron

Genesis Begins Again: Genesis Williams

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them: Junauda Petrus

Akata Witch: Nnedi Okorofor

Bronx Masquerade: Nikki Grimes

Pinned: Sharon G. Flake

Tears of a Tiger: Sharon Draper

Monster: Walter Dean Myers

Calling My Name: Liara Tamani

All Boys Aren’t Blue: George M. Johnson

Black Girl Unlimited: Echo Brown


Collection of scholarly resources that amplifies black voices and issues raised by the BLM movement.

Bonds, Anne. "Beyond White Privilege: Geographies of White Supremacy and Settler

     Colonialism." Progress in Human Geography, vol. 40, no. 6, 1 Dec. 2016. 


DiAngelo, Robin. "White Fragility." International Journal of Critical Pedagogy,

     vol. 3, no. 3, 2011,


Duncan-Andrade, Jeffrey M.R. "Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing

     Roses in Concrete." Harvard Educational Review, vol. 79, no. 2, Summer

     2009, pp. 181-94.


Guess, Teresa. "The Social Construction of Whiteness: Racism by Intent, Racism

     by Consequence." Critical Sociology, vol. 32, no. 4, 2006,



Leonardo, Zeus. "The Color of Supremacy: Beyond the discourse of ‘white

     privilege‘." Educational Philosophy & Theory 36, no. 2 (April 2004):

     137-152. Professional Development Collection.


Levine-Rasky, Cynthia. "Intersectional Theory Applied to Whiteness and

     Middle-Classness." Social Identities, vol. 17, no. 2, Mar. 2011.


Mills, Charles. "An Illuminating Blackness." The Black Scholar, vol. 43, no. 4, 2013. 

"The Social Construction of Race." Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge.

     Originally published in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge, edited by

     Richard Delgado, Philadelphia, Temple UP, 1995, pp. 191-203. 


Tuck, Eve. "Decolonization Is Not a Metaphor." Decolonization: Indigeneity,

     Education & Society, vol. 1, no. 1, 2012, pp. 1-40. 


Winant, Howard. "Race and Race Theory." Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 26, Aug. 2000, p. 169. 


Wolfe, Patrick. "Settler Colonialism and the Elimination of the Native."

     Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 8, no. 4, Dec. 2006, pp. 387-409.


Woods, Tryon P. "The Implicit Bias of Implicit Bias Theory." Drexel Law Review,

     vol. 10, 4 June 2018, pp. 631-72. 

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