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5 Books on Anti-Racism and Racism for Adults

While books on anti-racism and racism are selling out across the nation, Kendra McNeil, owner of We Are LIT, a local independent, multicultural bookshop, recommends the following titles in audiobook form. Purchasing audiobooks through the links below will directly support We Are LIT. To shop other titles from We are LIT, please click here. 

 We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina L. Love, narrated by Misty Monroe 

We Want to Do More Than Survive introduces an alternative to traditional modes of educational reform and expands our ideas of civic engagement and intersectional justice.


Eloquent Rage : A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower  by Brittney Cooper, narrated by Brittney Cooper

With searing honesty, intimacy and humor too, America’s leading young black feminist celebrates the power of rage in this piercing new audiobook.


Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, narrated by Allyson Johnson 

In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society. 


Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People by Ben Crump, narrated by Korey Jackson

Open Season reveals the often hidden and systemic injustices minorities face, and illuminates how discrimination in the courthouse devastates real families and communities. 



 How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, narrated by Ibram X. Kendi This is a short primer of antiracist ideas and actions that will guide readers on how to participate in building a truly antiracist society.