Reading Our Way to an Understanding of Racial Justice

A colleague of mine, Andrew Arevalo, posted on Twitter that he had started reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

A Twitter conversation began in which people shared other books that would also be great reads.

Here’s the books that were shared:

  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood, and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham
  • We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina L. Love
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books by Philip Nel
  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina L. Love
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
    By Carol Anderson

Anything else you’d add to this reading list? Any of these books impact your beliefs or actions on matters of representation, diversity, and inclusion?

And if you haven’t yet read White Fragility, or you read it and want to discuss it with other educators, sign up for EquityEDU’s book study that starts in August.

Resources shared after the post published:

Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom by Matthew R. Kay

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