Social Justice: More Resources


The list below is taken from the Healing Beyond Borders Virtual Conference 2022 Recommended Reading List.

  • Diangelo, R. (2018) White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. Beacon Press
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy Degruy
  • My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem
  • Irving, D. (2014) Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Elephant Room Press
  • Robin, K. W. (2013) Braiding Sweetgrass Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions
  • Gilo-Whitaker, D. (2019) As Long as Grass Grows. Beacon Press
  • Yancy, George (2018) Backlash: What happens when we talk honestly about racism in America. Rowman and Littlefield
  • Bryant, H. (2020) Full Dissidence: Notes from an uneven playing field. Beacon Press
  • Williams, T. C. (2019) Self Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race. W. W. Norton and Company
  • Stevenson, Bryan (2014) Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Spiegel and Grau
  • Menakem, R. (2017) My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies. Central Recovery Press
  • Wilkerson, I. (2010) The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Vintage Books
  • McGee, H. (2021) The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Random House
  • Kendi, I. X. (2019) How to be an Anti-racist. Random House. Kendi, I. X. (2016) Stamped from the Beginning. Public Affairs
  • Oluo, I. (2018) So you want to talk about Race. Seal Press
  • Coates, T. (2015) Between the World and Me. Spiegel and Grau
  • Gilroy, P. (2002) Against Race. Belknap Press
  • Fields, B., and Fields, K. (2014) Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in America. Verso Publications
  • Baldwin, J. (1963) The Fire Next Time. Dial Press
  • Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride
  • Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • As Long As Grass Grows by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
  • Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant
  • The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
  • Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo
  • My Name Is Selma by Selma van de Perre
  • Urrieta, Luis. Indigenous Peoples on Identity, Trauma, and Healing: Navigating Belonging and Power. Genealogy 3, 26 2019. https://doi:10.3390/genealogy3020026
  • Skloot, Rebecca. (2010) The Immortal Live of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Broadway Books (Random House)
  • Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
  • White Like Me by Tim Wise


  • The Water Dancer- Ta Nehisi Coates
  • Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
  • Sula - Toni Morrison
  • A Mercy - Toni Morrison


  • Dear White America-- George Yancy
  • Letter from a Birmingham Jail—Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack—Peggy McIntosh


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