The UMKC Libraries celebrate Black History Month with our 13th annual African American Read-In, and this display of works from our collections by African American authors. The African American Read-In celebrates African American literature and literacy with readings of excepts from poetry, speeches, stories, and other works of literature created by African American authors and artists.
This guide has been created from the resources mentioned by Ibram X. Kendi in his article "The Anti-Racist Reading List" that appears in The Atlantic (February 12, 2019). Not all of these books are owned by UMKC Libraries. In some cases, links lead to a WorldCat entry where the user can make an interlibrary loan.