The Massillon Public Library values diversity, empathy, and justice. We have prepared this list of resources to assist our patrons in learning about the history of racism in America, how racial issues affect us today, and how we can move forward as a more equal and unified community. If you have any questions, or if you would like additional recommendations, please contact the Reference Desk at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Blood of Emmitt Till by Timothy B. Tyson
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal
How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Reclaiming Our Space by Feminista Jones
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
Unapologetic by Charlene A. Carruthers
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
White Rage by Carol Anderson
“Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” by Beverly Daniel Tatum
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