There are a number of resources to support knowledge-seeking as a step to dismantling systemic racism and social inequity. This list includes titles for readers of all ages, compiled by Superior Public Library staff. This is not a comprehensive list of available resources. To search the library catalog for a specific title or subject, click here.

Adult Non-Fiction

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1091768~S25

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1930469~S25

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2031669~S31

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2048878~S25

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1474536~S25

Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan Stevenson https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1900365~S25

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2064856~S25

The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1996064~S25

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2028889~S25

Stamped From the Beginning by Jason Reynolds https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2063587~S25

Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You by Jason Reynolds https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2063587~S25

Stolen justice: The Struggle for African-American Voting Rights by Lawrence Goldstone https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2061861~S25

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work by Tiffany Jewell ; illustrated by Aurelia Durand  https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2062583~S25

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration¬† by Isabel Wilkerson https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1733900~S25

White fragility : Why it’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism by Robin DiAngelo https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2035846~S31

Adult Audiobooks

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad (audiobook) https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2064597~S25

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (audiobook) by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2006081~S25

 

Adult Fiction

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1961130~S25

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2037099~S25

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2003076~S25

 

Juvenile Fiction

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2072460~S25

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1893677~S25

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2016844~S2

New Kid by Jerry Craft https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2033095~S25

Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon G. Flake https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1928426~S255

 

Juvenile Non-Fiction

A Kids Book about Racism by Jelani Memory https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2073151~S25

 

Young Adult Non-Fiction

Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight for Justice (adapted for young adult readers) by Bryan Stevenson (audiobook) https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2073077~S25

 

Young Adult Fiction

Dear Martin by Nic Stone https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2000272~S25

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1982072~S25

 

Movies

Just Mercy (Blu-Ray) https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2069012~S25

Just Mercy (DVD) https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b2069013~S25

Slavery by Another Name (DVD) https://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us/record=b1784324~S25