Books on Race Relations

Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.  Grove Press, 2005.


Alexander, Michelle.  The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  The New Press, 2010.


Appiah, Kwame Anthony.  W. E. B. DuBois and the Emergence of Identity.  Harvard UP, 2014.  


Baldwin, James.  The Fire Next Time.  Vintage International, 1963.  


Beatty, Paul.  The Sellout.  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015.


Blackmon, Douglas A.  Slavery by Another Name:  The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.  Doubleday, 2008.


Branch, Taylor.  Parting the Waters.  Papermac, 1990.


Clark, Kenneth B., et al. Prejudice and your Child.  Wesleyan, 1988.


Coates, Ta-Nehisi.  Between the World and Me.  Spiegel & Grau, 2015.


Ellison, Ralph.  Invisible Man.  Vintage, 1952.


Feagin, Joe. R.  Living with Racism: The Black Middle-Class Experience.  Beacon Press, 1994.


Fredickson, George M.  Racism:  A Short History.  Princeton UP, 2003. 


Hooks, Bell.  Ain’t I a Woman:  Black Women and Feminism.  South End Press, 1981.


Hobbs, Jeff.  The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.  Scribner, 2014.


King, Martin Luther.  The Autobiography of Martin Luther King.  Grand Central Publishing, 1986.


Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.  Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1960.  


Lowery, Wesley.  They Can’t Kill Us All:  Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era, in America’s Racial Justice Movement.  Little, Brown and Company, 2016.


Morrison, Toni.  The Bluest Eye.  Plume, 2005.


Rankine, Claudia.  Citizen:  An American Lyric.  Graywolf Press, 2014.  


Skloot, rebecca.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Crown Publishing Group, 2010.


Tatum, Beverly Daniel.  Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?  Basic Books, 2003.


West, Cornel.  Race Matters.  Vintage/Random House, 1994.


Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns:  The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.  Random House, 2010.