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.