Library Resources for Discussion & Understanding

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

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson 

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad 

The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You by Jason Reynolds

Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African-American Voting Rights by Lawrence Goldstone

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 

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

White fragility : Why it’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Adult Audiobooks

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad (audiobook)

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele  (audiobook)

Adult Fiction

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Juvenile Fiction

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon G. Flake

Juvenile Non-Fiction

A Kids Book about Racism by Jelani Memory

Young Adult Non-Fiction

Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight for Justice (adapted for young adult readers) by Bryan Stevenson (audiobook)

Young Adult Fiction

Dear Martin by Nic Stone 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Just Mercy (Blu-Ray or DVD)

Slavery by Another Name (DVD)