Fighting Racism

By Julianne Jones | June 5 2020 | Nonfiction

One of our most important responsibilities as professionals in the publishing industry is equipping our readers with knowledge and stories that feature all kinds of experiences. As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to create open dialogues and conversations around the country, and many of our readers find themselves on the frontlines fighting for racial equality—particularly prompted by the disparate experiences of police brutality by Black men and women—we find it imperative to highlight our titles that discuss actively fighting racism.

Help your accounts and their readers in these times by exploring this collection as well as the additional resources we’ve gathered below.

Above all: Keep reading, keep learning, and keep fighting.

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Resources for Adults from Penguin Random House and Read it Forward

Resources for Kids from Brightly

White Fragility
Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
$16.00 US
Jun 26, 2018
Beacon Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

How to Be an Antiracist
From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a bracingly original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society--and in ourselves.
$27.00 US
Aug 13, 2019
One World
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
New York Times bestseller. From one of the country's most visionary legal thinkers, social justice advocates, and MacArthur "genius," this is an intimate and unforgettable narrative journey into the broken American criminal justice system.
$18.00 US
Aug 18, 2015
One World
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Between the World and Me
Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Because the nation needs it now. A bold investigation into America's racial history and its contemporary echoes from "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (New York Observer), told through the author's own evolving understanding of the subject over the course of his life. "THIS IS REQUIRED READING." --TONI MORRISON
$26.00 US
Jul 14, 2015
One World
US, Canada, Open Mkt