As the nation reckons with longstanding issues of racial injustice, people are turning to books that deal with race and anti-racism to understand our troubled past, gain clearer insight into the present, and learn ways to move beyond current inequities and become an upstander and ally.
We’ve compiled a list of books from the Tufts collection that are available online. Additionally, Tisch library posted a list of books drawn from Ibram X. Kendi's "An Antiracist Reading List." We welcome recommendations to add to our electronic book list.
Non-Fiction Electronic Books
- The New Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- White rage : the unspoken truth of our racial divide by: Carol Anderson
- Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- White fragility: why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo
- How to be an antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
- Dreams from my father: a story of race and inheritance by Barack Obama
- Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? and other conversations about race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- A people's history of the United States by Howard Zinn
- Adams, E. (2004). A Historical Overview of African American Veterinarians in the United States: 1889-2000. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Education, 31(4):409-13. (article PDF)
Fiction Electronic Books
- Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin
- The Oxford W.E.B. Du Bois reader by W. E. B Du Bois (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Eric J Sundquist
- Invisible man by Ralph Ellison
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Compiled by Nancy Meyer.