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Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada

Rodney Diverlus · University of Regina Press
Format: Ebook

The killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 by a white assailant inspired the Black Lives Matter movement, which quickly spread outside the borders of the United States. The movement's message found fertile ground in Canada, where Black activists speak of generations of injustice and continue...
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BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom

Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi · Arbeiter Ring Publishing
Format: Ebook

What does it mean in the era of Black Lives Matter to continue to ignore and deny the violence that is the foundation of the Canadian nation state? BlackLife discloses the ongoing destruction of Black people as enacted not simply by state structures, but beneath them in the foundational...
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Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present

Maynard, Robyn

Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundr

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The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power

Desmond Cole · Doubleday Canada
Format: Ebook

A bracing, provocative, and perspective-shifting book from one of Canada's most celebrated and uncompromising writers, Desmond Cole. The Skin We're In will spark a national conversation, influence policy, and inspire activists. In his 2015 cover story for Toronto Life magazine, Desmond...
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White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin J DiAngelo · Beacon Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson)...
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So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo · Seal Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling...
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How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi · One World
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society...
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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

PATRISSE KAHN-CULLORS · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born.


"This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made...

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Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

Charlene Carruthers · Beacon Press
Format: Ebook

A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition. Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement,...
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Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

Layla Saad · Sourcebooks
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Layla Saad moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won't end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action." -- Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller...
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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter

Wesley Lowery · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The first book to go behind the barricades of #blacklivesmatter to tell the story of the young men and women who are calling for a new America. In a closely reported book that draws on his own experience as a young biracial journalist, "Washington Post "reporter Wesley Lowery...
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge · Bloomsbury Circus
Pages: 249
Format: Hardcover

'This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential' Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015'One of the most important books of 2017' Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good ImmigrantA...
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Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 152
Format: Print book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * O: The Oprah Magazine * The Washington...
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Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education

Mychal Denzel Smith · Nation Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black...
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

Jason Reynolds · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in AmericaThis is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep...
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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays

Damon Young · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in America

For Damon Young, existing...

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Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Angela Y. Davis · Tantor Audio
Format: Audiobook

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality,...
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Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

BRITTNEY COOPER · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

With searing honesty, intimacy and humor too, America's leading young black feminist celebrates the power of rage.

Melissa Harris Perry says: "I was waiting for an author who wouldn't forget, ignore, or erase us black girls as they told their own story...I was waiting and she has come...

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Angry Queer Somali Boy: A Complicated Memoir

Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali · Univ of Regina Pr
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A story of a young man's queer coming of age amidst displacement, violence, and alienation Kidnapped by his father on the eve of Somalia's societal implosion, Mohamed Ali was taken first to the Netherlands by his stepmother, and then later on to Canada. Unmoored from his birth family...
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The Fire Next Time (Vintage International)

James Baldwin · Vintage; Reissue edition
Format: Kindle Edition

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial...
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A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

Jeanne Theoharis · Beacon Press
Pages: 288
Format: eBook

Explodes the fables that have been created about the civil rights movementThe civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered...
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The Said This Would Be Fun Race Campus Life and Growing Up

Eternity Martis
Format: Ebook

A powerful, moving memoir about what it's like to be a student of colour on a predominantly white campus. A booksmart kid from Toronto, Eternity Martis was excited to move away to Western University for her undergraduate degree. But as one of the few Black students there, she soon discovered...
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The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory · Amistad
Pages: 236
Format: Hardcover

NAACP 2017 Image Award Winner

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.

A friend of luminaries...

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