“The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.”Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want To Talk About Race
To help fight racism in ourselves, as well as everywhere else we encounter it, we’re highlighting audiobooks about racism, antiracism, white fragility, and more.
And it doesn’t just matter what you read—it matters where you put your money when you buy your books. Check out our list of black-owned bookstores that you can support online and through Libro.fm.
Listen to excerpts and read bookseller recommendations for some of our bestselling antiracist audiobooks:
by Ibram X. Kendi
by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
If I had to choose one book to help start young people talking about race, I would pick this one. In fact, you need to read this book. Everyone should. Not only is it extremely approachable, it is also incredibly informative and inclusive.Kalli, Rediscovered Books
By Robin DiAngelo
by Layla F. Saad
Want to learn how to be a good ancestor? Need to address your privilege and feel uncomfortable about talking about racism? You need to read and work through Me and White Supremacy.Rachel, Avid Bookshop
By Ibram X. Kendi
by Saeed Jones
This memoir by black and gay poet Saeed Jones is a visceral coming of age and coming out story…There are passages that will bruise and choke you, but ultimately both Jones and the reader come out of the book all the better for it.Rachel, The Book Table