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Serial Box - Race Equity & Inclusion Reading List
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My Grandmother's HandsResmaa Menakam
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Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers ReaderEdited by Patrick R. Grzanka
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Discourse on ColonialismAimé Césaire
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Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and TortureAngela Y. Davis
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HomieDanez Smith
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Assata: An AutobiographyAssata Shakur
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The Autobiography of Malcolm XMalcolm X, Alex Haley, Attallah Shabazz
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Another CountryJames Baldwin
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Go Tell it to a MountainJames Baldwin
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Notes of a Native SonJames Baldwin
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Said the Shotgun to the HeadSaul Williams
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Blade So Black (trilogy) LL McKinney
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Wicker KingKayla Ancrum
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Dear MartinNic Stone
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A Fortune for Your DisasterHanif Abdurraqib
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The Broken Earth TrilogyN.K. Jemisin
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The Inheritance TrilogyN.K. Jemisin
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The City We Became N.K. Jemisin
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The Inheritance TrilogyN.K. Jemisin
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The City We Became N.K. Jemisin
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The Broken Earth TrilogyN.K. Jemisin
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The Akata BooksNnedi Okorafor
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AcaciaDavid Anthony Durham
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The Earthsinger Chronicles L. Penelope
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Redemption in IndigoKaren Lord
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The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps Kai Ashante Wilson
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A Taste of HoneyKai Ashante Wilson
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The Ballad of Black Tom Victor LaValle
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ChangelingVictor LaValle
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Dread NationJustina Ireland
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Everfair Nisi Shawl
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf Marlon James
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The Black God’s Drums P. Djèlí Clark
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Queen of the Conquered Kacen Callender
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Master of PoisonsAndrea Hairston
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Ring Shout P. Djèlí Clark
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The Akata BooksNnedi Okorafor
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AcaciaDavid Anthony Durham
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The Earthsinger Chronicles L. Penelope
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Redemption in IndigoKaren Lord
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The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps Kai Ashante Wilson
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A Taste of HoneyKai Ashante Wilson
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The Ballad of Black Tom Victor LaValle
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ChangelingVictor LaValle
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Dread NationJustina Ireland
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Everfair Nisi Shawl
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf Marlon James
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The Black God’s Drums P. Djèlí Clark
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Queen of the Conquered Kacen Callender
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Master of PoisonsAndrea Hairston
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Ring Shout P. Djèlí Clark
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Black Feminist ThoughtPatricia Hill Collins
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Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her SuperpowerDr. Brittney Cooper
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Heavy: An American MemoirKiese Laymon
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How To Be An AntiracistDr. Ibram X. Kendi
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I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsMaya Angelou
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Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of ColorAndrea J. Ritchie
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Just MercyBryan Stevenson
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Me and White SupremacyLayla F. Saad
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Redefining RealnessJanet Mock
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Sister OutsiderAudre Lorde
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So You Want to Talk About RaceIjeoma Oluo
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The Bluest EyeToni Morrison
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The Fire Next TimeJames Baldwin
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessMichelle Alexander
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The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First CenturyGrace Lee Boggs
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The Warmth of Other SunsIsabel Wilkerson
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Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale Hurston
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The Autobiography of Malcolm XMalcolm X as told to Alex Haley
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The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo RevolutionC.L.R. James
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The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965–2010Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser, eds.
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The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban AmericaKhalil Gibran Muhammad
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The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old SouthMichael W. Twitty
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The Fifth SeasonN.K. Jemisin
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The Fire Next TimeJames Baldwin
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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about RaceJesmyn Ward, ed.
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The History of White PeopleNell Irvin Painter
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The Light of the World: A MemoirElizabeth Alexander
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessMichelle Alexander
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The Nickel BoysColson Whitehead
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The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the GenomeAlondra Nelson
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The StreetAnn Petry
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The TraditionJericho Brown
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The Underground RailroadColson Whitehead
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great MigrationIsabel Wilkerson
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The Ways of White FolksLangston Hughes
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The Wretched of the EarthFrantz Fanon
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Thick: And Other EssaysTressie McMillan Cottom
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Vibration Cooking: or, The Travel Notes of a Geechee GirlVertamae Smart-Grosvenor
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Voyage of the Sable Venus: And Other PoemsRobin Coste Lewis
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Wade in the Water: PoemsTracy K. Smith
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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social UpheavalSaidiya Hartman
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We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational FreedomBettina L. Love
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We're On: A June Jordan ReaderJune Jordan
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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering OurselvesGlory Edim, ed.