“Antiracist” is generally defined as the active pursuit of dismantling racism on all levels. As opposed to simply being “not racist,” antiracism is rooted in action.
Many readers are likely now familiar with Ibram X. Kendi’s HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, as it continues to top bestseller lists while conversations about race are growing across the country. And while there are many more nonfiction titles on this subject that readers can explore, there are also many fiction titles that tackle these topics in ways that are both eye-opening and entertaining.
Recommend this list of bestselling thought-provoking titles to use as starting points in critical conversations—between book clubs, families, friend groups, colleagues, etc. Inspired by a recent Publisher’s Weekly article, this collection includes breakout voices like Kiley Reid, Yaa Gyasi, Lauren Wilkinson, and Brit Bennett, as well as powerhouses such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, Colson Whitehead, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and more.
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To see this collection on Edelweiss, click here.