Further Reading: Anti-Racism and Police Reform/Abolition

The below list is a compilation of titles focusing on racial justice, historical racism and police reform/abolition. This is by no means a complete list, and it's a list that will likely change and evolve over time.  

A portion of the sales of these books will be donated to Southerners on New Ground (S.O.N.G.) and Building Bridges Asheville. Of course, we hope it's goes without saying that you should feel free to donate to these vital organizations on your own.

Now, as always, it's important to support black-owned bookstores in our literary community. A list of such stores is available here. We urge you to support them, and understand their importance to our culture and literary landscape.

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

Assata: An Autobiography By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

The Autobiography of Malcolm X By MALCOLM X Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345350688
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 12th, 1987

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Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

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A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland By DaMaris B. Hill Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635574616
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 14th, 2020

Citizen: An American Lyric By Claudia Rankine Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings (Vintage International) By James Baldwin, Randall Kenan (Editor) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307275967
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Published: Vintage - September 6th, 2011

Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior #6) By Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, Maya Sen Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780691203720
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Published: Princeton University Press - March 10th, 2020

The End of Policing By Alex S. Vitale Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781784782924
Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches By Malcolm X, Imam Benjamin Karim (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Malcolm X, Imam Benjamin Karim (Introduction by)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781628728293
Published: Arcade - February 11th, 2020

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

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Heavy: An American Memoir By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

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I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Editor), Mary Helen Washington (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Editor), Mary Helen Washington (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781936932733
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Published: Feminist Press - January 7th, 2020

If They Come in the Morning...: Voices of Resistance (Radical Thinkers) By Angela Y. Davis (Editor) Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781784787691
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Published: Verso - November 8th, 2016

Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights By Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Katie McCabe, Tayari Jones (Foreword by) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616209551
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 5th, 2019

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents (Truth to Power) By Margaret Kimberley Cover Image
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781586422486
Published: Steerforth Press / Truth to Power - February 4th, 2020

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Penguin Vitae) By Audre Lorde Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780143134442
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2020

The Souls of Black Folk: With
By W. E. B. Du Bois, Ibram X. Kendi (Introduction by), Monica E. Elbert (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140189988
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 1st, 1996

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

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Thick: And Other Essays By Tressie McMillan Cottom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781620975879
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Published: New Press - October 1st, 2019

This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible By Charles E. Cobb Cover Image
$30.88
ISBN: 9780822361237
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Published: Duke University Press - December 4th, 2015

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir By Patrisse Cullors, asha bandele Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250306906
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020

The Wretched of the Earth By Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox (Translator), Homi K. Bhabha (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox (Translator), Homi K. Bhabha (Foreword by)
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780802141323
Published: Grove Press - March 12th, 2005