My Grandmother’s Hands

by Resmaa Menakem

This book guides the reader to process their own racial trauma. There is a beginning section for all readers and a second section for readers based on if they are in a White Body, Black Body, or Police Body. 

White Fragility

by Robin Diangelo

This #1 New York Times Bestseller has become an essential read for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of racial trauma and bias. White fragility embodies itself in the anger, fear, guilt, and silence of white people. This book explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequity, and how we can engage more constructively. 

A terrible thing to Waste

by Harriet A. Washington

The Davis Food Co-op wrote blog on environmental sustainability and how this disproportionately affects BIPOC, women, and impoverished people. This book takes deeper dive into environmental racism and what can be done to remedy this inequity.

Colorblind

by Tim Wise

This book deconstructs the misguided ideas behind choosing to be “colorblind” to racial differences. Colorblind encourages us to both recognize differences and to transcend them with practical solutions and new ways of thinking.

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Written by Madison Suoja, Education and Outreach Specialist. 

Book recommendations by LaDonna Richmond Sanders, Columinate Coop Consultant and Madison Suoja, DFC Education and Outreach Specialist.