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Black Lives Matter Reading List

To provide context to the recent civil unrest, the Yonkers Public Library has complied a list of books about the Black Lives Matter movement. The books on this list give a historical perspective on how the movement developed and educate people on what it is trying to accomplish. They are also about racial relations in the U.S., which has been a struggle in this country for a long time.  Hopefully after reading these books, you will better understand the perspectives of people in the Black Lives Matter movement.

The books below are available as eBooks.

Title details for Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Available

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Title details for I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi - Available

I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street by Matt Taibbi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michele Alexander 

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Eloquent Rage:  A Black Feminist DIscovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard For White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson

Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston 

How We Fought For Our Lives by Saeed Jones     

How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi 

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street by Matt Taibbi

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward