We stand in solidarity with the black community against racism, injustice, and inequity. We all must stand up, demand change, and speak the inarguable truth that Black Lives Matter. We have so much work to do, and books are a good place to start – to educate ourselves and others, and to support and amplify Black voices, as well as Black-owned businesses. Below are some helpful links we wanted to share.
USA TODAY: Looking for books about racism? Experts suggest these must-read titles for adults and kids
Expert recommendations and picks from bestseller lists including:
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo, How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, Dear White People by Justin Simien, Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey, and so much more.
POP SUGAR: 22 Books That Teach Young Kids About Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality
The lack of representation and inclusivity has long been an issue in children’s literature. POP Sugar shares a list they’ve compiled for books that they recommend parents read to their young kids, starting from birth. Included are books such as We’re Different, We’re the Same from Sesame Street, Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, and I am Enough by Keturah A. Bobo.
TIME: Several Antiracist Books Are Selling Out. Here’s What Else Black Booksellers and Publishers Say You Should Read
TIME asked several booksellers and publishers interviewed for this article for their further reading recommendations. They shared 13 books on race and antiracism to read right now, including Conversations in Black: On Politics, Power and Leadership by Ed Gordon, An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz, and Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.
BUZZFEED: 12 Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Support Right Now
It’s also a great time to remember the black booksellers you can support when buying your books! Buzzfeed shared black owned book stores currently taking online orders, along with great recommendations from their owners and staffers.