Anti-Racist Reading List

These titles have been recommended to us by our members and others. We will be building this list as new recommendations come in.

If you have a recommendation please email and let us know which age/phase the book would be good for. Thank you

For adults and older students

  • Empire’s Endgame: Racism & The British State Gargi Bhattacharyya “ A really good recent analysis of racism in the UK”
  • Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo Lodge.

  • Algorithms of oppression – How search engines reinforce racism by Safiya Umoja Noble
  • Natives by Akala
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  • Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr
  • Mixed/Other by Natalie Morris about what it means to be mixed race in the UK and have multiple racial identities
  • Assata by Assata Shakur
  • Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo
  • Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reed
  • The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla short stories ” Some are good for lower secondary (e.g. the short story ‘You can’t say that! Stories have to be about white people’), some for older students and adults

Year 7

Windrush Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

Year 9

  • The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla

“It’s one of our new class readers in Y9. It is a young adult novel with swearing etc but we set up ground rules around bleeping words and the kids have absolutely loved the novel!”

Reception & KS1

  • The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad

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