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Racial Justice Book List – Adult Non Fiction

  • Racial Justice Book List – Adult Non Fiction

Racial Justice Titles Available Through the J. V. Fletcher Library

Here is a list of nonfiction titles about Racial Justice that are available through the J. V. Fletcher Library and the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. Most of them are available as physical books, and those that are not owned by our library can be requested from other libraries. Many are available electronically, and a few of them are only available that way. The links below will take you to the entry in the catalog, Overdrive, or Hoopla, as appropriate.

Adult Nonfiction

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An African-American and Latinx History of the United States, by Paul Ortiz

In MVLC

Asian American Dreams : The Emergence of an American People, by Helen Zia

In MVLC

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook 

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Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement, by Matthew Horace

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as a downloadable audiobook

Black Wealth, White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality, by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro

In MVLC

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Chokehold: Policing Black Men, by Paul Butler

In MVLC

In Overdrive as an ebook

Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine

In MVLC

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City, by Elijah Anderson

In MVLC

Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy, by Mary L. Dudziak

In Hoopla as an ebook

The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Kahlil Gibran Muhammad           

In Hoopla as an audiobook

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Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, by Eddie S. Glaude

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook

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Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, by Brittney Cooper

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an audiobook

The Ethnic Project: Transforming Racial Fiction into Ethnic Factions, by Vilna Bashi Treitler

In Hoopla as an ebook

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Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century by Dorothy Roberts

In MVLC

In Overdrive as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an ebook or audiobook

The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin

In MVLC and at J. V. Fletcher Library, in The Collected Essays of James Baldwin;

In Overdrive as an ebook

Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir, by Charles M. Blow

In MVLC

In Overdrive as an ebook

In Hoopla as an ebook

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, ed. by Jesmyn Ward

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as a downloadable audiobook

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, by Yeeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

In MVLC

In Hoopla as an ebook or an audiobook

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, by Elizabeth Kai Hinton

In MVLC

In Hoopla as an audiobook

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Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, by Ari Berman

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Hoopla as an audiobook

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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, Edward E. Baptist

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an audiobook

Heavy: An American Memoir, by Kiese Laymon

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

The Hollywood Jim Crow: The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry, by Maryann Erigha

In MVLC

How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide, by Crystal Fleming

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook & here

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or a downloadable audiobook

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an audiobook

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

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Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Back America, by James Forman

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook

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Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an ebook or as an audiobook

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, by Harriet Washington

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Hoopla as an audiobook

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, by Cathy Park Hong

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook and a downloadable audiobook

The Mis-education of the Negro, by Carter Woodson

In Hoopla as an ebook

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Use and Misuse of Civil Rights History, by Jeanne Theoharis

At J. V. Fletcher Library

My Midnight Years: Surviving Jon Burge’s Police Torture Ring and Death Row, by Ronald Kitchen

In Hoopla as an ebook and an audiobook

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an ebook or as an audiobook

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America, by Darnelle L. Moore

In MVLC

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On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, by DeRay Mckesson

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as a downloadable audiobook

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy, by Carol Anderson

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit, by Thomas J. Sugrue

In Hoopla as an ebook or an audiobook

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The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, From Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, by Daina Ramey Berry

In MVLC

In Hoopla as an audiobook

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The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism & Engage in Collective Healing, by Anneliese A. Singh

In MVLC

In Hoopla as an ebook or an audiobook

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an audiobook

Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations, by Joe Feagin

In MVLC

Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877, by Eric Foner

In MVLC

In Hoopla as an ebook

Roots, by Alex Haley

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an audiobook

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Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love, by E. Dolores Johnson

In MVLC

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an ebook or as an audiobook

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde

In MVLC

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an audiobook

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II, by Douglas A. Blackmon

In MVLC

So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

In MVLC

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement: My Story of Transformation and Hope, by Albert Woodfox

In MVLC

In Hoopla as an ebook

The Souls of Black Folk, by W. E. B. Du Bois

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook

In Hoopla as an ebook or as an audiobook

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi  

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

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Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, by Michael Eric Dyson

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

“They Can’t Kill Us All:” Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement, by Wesley Lowery

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as a downloadable audiobook

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, by Michael Bennett

In MVLC

In Overdrive as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an ebook or as an audiobook

This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, by Morgan Jerkins

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an ebook or as an audiobook

Too Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994, by Deborah G. White

In MVLC

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The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation, by Jeff Chang

At J. V. Fletcher Library

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates         

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays, by Damon Young

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook

When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America, by Paula Giddings

In MVLC

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

In Hoopla as an audiobook

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, by Robin DiAngelo

At J. V. Fletcher Library

In Overdrive as an ebook or as a downloadable audiobook

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson

At J. V. Fletcher Library

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race (20th Anniversary Edition), by Beverly Daniel Tatum

In MVLC

In Overdrive as an ebook

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Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, by Frank Wu

In MVLC

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