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Reading List for Anti-Racists: 20% off select titles!

Reading List for Anti-Racists—titles available at This House of Books, your member-owned, indie bookstore & tea shop in downtown Billings, Montana

Books can bring compassion, not just knowledge! In our current moment, we should all be reading stories by people from groups whose collective voices often are marginalized and misunderstood. Here are a few recommendations. 


 

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

"Kendi upends many commonly held beliefs about how racism works, exploring the ideas and thinkers behind our most intractable social and cultural problem."-- Boston Globe


So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

"With this book, Ijeoma Oluo gives us -- both white people and people of color -- that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases."  -National Book Review


White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632864130
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017

[ White Rage] is an extraordinarily timely and urgent call to confront the legacy of structural racism bequeathed by white anger and resentment, and to show its continuing threat to the promise of American democracy. - Editor's Choice, New York Times Book Review


Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781934645383
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Published: Eakin Press - August 1st, 2007

Black Wall Street tells the story of Tulsa's historic Greenwood district, chronicling its development in the early 1900s, the race riots that virtually destroyed it in 1921, and its return to vitality at the close of the century.


Passing Cover Image
By Nella Larsen, Emily Bernard (Introduction by), Thadious M. Davis (Notes by)
$11.20
ISBN: 9780142437278
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

First published in 1929, "it is a tragic story rooted in inescapable facts of American life: that whiteness conferred an almost universal unearned advantage, and that loyalty to a black racial identity was not only an act of pride but also one of courage."  - The New York Times 


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812980028
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 21st, 2009

" I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity." --James Baldwin


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

"An epic feat... More than merely a young reader's adaptation of Kendi's landmark work, Stamped does a remarkable job of tying together disparate threads while briskly moving through its historical narrative."-- Bookpage, starred review


All American Boys Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

"The scenario that Reynolds and Kiely depict has become a recurrent feature of news reports, and a book that lets readers think it through outside of the roiling emotions of a real-life event is both welcome and necessary." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)