Below is a curated and annotated list of books by Black authors I have read and recommend. I continue to be humbled on my journey of self-education about my own white privilege.
The Last Black Unicorn
by Tiffany Haddish
Gallery Books, 2017
And I thought I had a tough childhood.
How to Be an Antiracist
by Ibram X Kendi
One World, 2019
Listening to the author read his words aloud made this an even more powerful experience. I learned how much more I have to learn. I’m inspired to do more and be better. I’m inspired to learn how to be an anti-racist.
Me and White Supremacy:Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become A Good Ancestor
by Layla F. Saad
Source Books, 2020
This is another book that I listened to in order to hear the author in her spoken voice read her own words. She turned a 28-day instagram challenge into an audiobook that uses a similar format, with journaling prompts at the end of each day. This is a challenging and rewarding book on many levels. Her message needs to be heard, no matter how hard it is to hear.