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Guide to Anti-Racist Books and Resources

Guide to Anti-Racist Books and Resources

This guide is an ongoing project to provide the Shippensburg University community and the general public with an extensive guide to suggested books and other resources relating to the many aspects and dimensions of anti-racism work. 

The guide focuses on published books, videos, essays, and tutorial sources, while a complementary guide, the Guide to Source Material for Anti-Racist Activists and Thinkers, includes a wider array of material, including biographical and autobiographical sources, obituaries, writings, archival videos and texts, documentary films, comprehensive archival sites and other websites. 

This is a work-in-progress. We will continue to develop and expand these guides. We hope that you enjoy using them and that they are helpful to all who use them.

We honor the life and legacy of John Lewis, who died July 18, 2020 and the Rev. C.T. Vivian, who died July 17 - See John Lewis Guide; C.T. Vivian Guide

About This Guide

This anti-racist guide project is a collaboration between Dr. Kirk Moll, other library faculty, administration and staff, and members of Moving Circles and Not in Our Town, anti-racism groups based in Carlisle, PA. Books that have been particularly important and influential to members of Moving Circles and Not in Our Town have been labeled as "Essential Reads" and appear on the Essential Reads page of this guide as well.

Contributors to the Guide to Anti-Racist Books and Resources include:

Dr. Kirk Moll, Associate Professor and Research Services Librarian, Shippensburg University
Eyoel Delessa, Adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian, Shippensburg University
Melanie Reed, Adjunct Reference Librarian, Shippensburg University