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Libraries Working Towards Social Justice: LWTSJ Booklists

Booklists from Outside the Library

  • Baratunde's World-Saving Books
    • "Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and cleaned bathrooms to pay for his Harvard education. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black, and serves on the boards of BUILD and the Brooklyn Public Library. Baratunde makes media, delivers keynotes, and promotes action with his unique blend of criticism, humor, and optimism. He’s most invested in topics of race, technology, democracy, and climate because the hard stuff has already been solved. He lives in Northeast Los Angeles."
  • Ibram X. Kendi's - An Antiracist Reading List
    • "The reading list below is composed of just such books — a combination of classics, relatively obscure works and a few of recent vintage. Think of it as a stepladder to antiracism, each step addressing a different stage of the journey toward destroying racism’s insidious hold on all of us."
  • Publisher's Weekly: An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List
    • "Though this is by no means a complete list, PW has compiled the following selection of recommended fiction and nonfiction about race and activism from creators of color, as well as suggested fiction that celebrates the diversity of the Black experience by #OwnVoices authors and illustrators."