BLM Resources

contributed by community members


Classics — Nonfiction

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou
The Fire Next Time — James Baldwin
Women, Race, and Class — Angela Davis
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass — Frederick Douglass
The Souls of Black Folk — W.E.B. DuBois
The Wretched of the Earth — Frantz Fanon (Colonialism)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X — Alex Haley
Killing Rage: Ending Racism — bell hooks
Race Matters — Cornel West

Contemporary Nonfiction

The New Jim Crow — Michelle Alexander
The Yellow House — Sarah Brown
Between the World and Me — Ta-Nehisi Coates
White Fragility — Robin DiAngelo
How to Be an Antiracist — Ibram X. Kendi
Stamped from the Beginning — Ibram X. Kendi
Born a Crime — Trevor Noah (South Africa)
So You Want to Talk About Race — Ijeoma Oluo
Just Mercy — Bryan Stevenson
The Fire This Time — Jesmyn Ward
Writing to Save a Life — John Edgar Wideman


Mindful of Race — Ruth King
The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender — Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation — Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Rod Owens & Rev. angel Kyodo Williams
Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community — Larry Yang


The Round House — Louise Erdrich (Indigenous)
The Bluest Eye — Toni Morrison
There There — Tommy Orange (Indigenous)
The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead
Red at the Bone — Jacqueline Woodson


All Because You Matter — Tami Charles
A Kids Book About Racism — Jelani Memory



How to be an Anti-racist — Ibram X. Kendi interview with Brené Brown, June 3, 2020
#tellblackstories — Color of Change podcast
1619 — New York Times podcast series on how slavery has transformed America


Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter 5280 (FB page)
Ruth King — Helping thought leaders become mindful of their racial conditioning and its impact on cultural wellbeing
SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
SURJ Denver

Resources to be added in future: LGBTQ+ and Environmental

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