Fiction

1984
by George Orwell

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

Animal Farm
by George Orwell

The Man in the High Castle
by Philip K. Dick

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter
by J.K. Rowling

It Can’t Happen Here
by Sinclair Lewis

Parable of Talents
by Octavia Butler

The Plot Against America
by Philip Roth

Starship Troopers
by Robert Heinlein

All the King’s Men
by Robert Penn Warren

In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Álvarez

The Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

Native Son
by Richard Wright

Roots
by Aldous Huxley

The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin

Welcome to the Monkey House
by Kurt Vonnegut

A Clockwork Orange
by Anthony Burgess


Plays

Turn Me Loose
by Gretchen Law

The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead
by Suzan-Lori Parks

Smart People
by Lydia R. Diamond

Familiar
by Danai Gurira

Angels in America
by Tony Kushner

The Crucible
by Arthur Miller

The Normal Heart
by Larry Kramer

Black N Blue Boys/ Broken Men
by Dael Orlandersmith

Superior Donuts
by Tracy Letts

Yellowman
by Dael Orlandersmith

Blues for Mister Charlie
by James Baldwin

The Amen Corner
by James Baldwin

Les Blancs
by Lorraine Hansberry

The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
by Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin In the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

Jerico-Jim Crow
by Langston Hughes and William Hairston

Clybourne Park
by Bruce Norris

Stick Fly
by Lydia R. Diamond

Intimate Apparel
by Lynn Nottage

The Flick
by Annie Baker

The America Play
by Suzan-Lori Parks

Bridge and Tunnel
by Sarah Jones

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf
by Ntozake Shange

Twilight Los Angeles 1992
by Anna Deveare Smith

The Colored Museum
by George C. Woolfe

Hadestown
by Anais Mitchell

Yellow Face
by David Henry Hwang

Real Women Have Curves
by Josefina Lopez

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea
by Nathan Alan Davis

The Mountaintop
by Katori Hall

Hurt Village
by Katori Hall

Children of Killers
by Katori Hall

Sunset Baby
by Dominique Morisseau

Detroit ‘67
by Dominique Morisseau

Skeleton Crew
by Dominique Morisseau

Sweat
by Lynn Nottage

Ruined
by Lynn Nottage

Master Harold and his Boys
by Anthol Fugard


Poetry:

Night
by Elie Wiesel

Salt
by Nayyirah Waheed

Citizen
by Claudia Rankine

Cannibal
by Safiya Sinclair

Our Numbered Days
by Neil Hilborn

Northbound
by Neil Hilborn

the princess saves herself in this one
by Amanda Lovelace

Milk & Honey
by Rupi Kaur

Counting Descent
by Clint Smith

Howl
by Allen Ginsburg

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
by Langston Hughes

Nonfiction

The Power of the Powerless
by Vaclav Havel

Rules for Radicals
by Saul Slinsky

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
by Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy
by Jenny Lawson

The View from Flyover Country
by Sarah Kendzior

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria
by Beverly Tatum

The Racial Contract
by Charles Mills

Slavery by Another Name
by Douglas A. Blackmon

White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race
by Ian Haney-López

Colonialism/postcolonialism
by Anis Loomba

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything your American history textbook got wrong
by James W. Loewen:

Racism Without Racists
by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Uprooting Racism: How white people can work for racial justice
by Paul Kivel

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
by Juan Gonzalez

Audacity of Hope
by Barack Obama

Pedagogy of the Oppressed
by Paulo Freire

The Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon

White Innocence
by Gloria Wekker

Racial Formation in the United States
by Michael Omi

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
by J.D. Vance

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics
by John B. Judis

Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace
by Jessica Bennett

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action
by Michelle Alexander

Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting real about race in school
by Mica Pollock

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
by Carol Anderson

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education
by Mychal Denzel Smith

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race
by Jesmyn Ward

Men Explain Things to Me
by Rebecca Solnit

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
by Angela Y. Davis

Are Prisons Obsolete?
b
y Angela Y. Davis

Women, Race, and Class
by Angela Y. Davis

Intersectionality (Key Concepts)
by Patricia Hill Collins

Sister Outsider
by Audre Lorde

Women, Culture, and Politics
by Angela Y. Davis

Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism
by Stokely Carmichael

Revolutionary Suicide
by Huey P. Newton

Panther Baby
by Jamal Joseph

Discourse on Colonialism
by Aimé Césaire

The Art of Critical Pedagogy
by Jeff Duncan-Andrade and Ernest Morrell

Everyday Feminism
by Laura Bates

Asking For it
by Kate Harding

Yes Means Yes
by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

We Believe You
by Annie E. Clark

Friendly Facism
by Bertrand Gross

Hope in the Dark
by Rebecca Solnit

The Ethics of Ambiguity
by Simone de Beauvoir

Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American history and culture
by Gary Y. Okihiro

Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire
by Deepa Kumar

The Democrats: A Critical History
by Lance Selfa

No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border
by Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis

101 Changemakers: The Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History
edited by Michele Bollinger and Dao X. Tran

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Things that Can and Cannot Be Said
by Arundhati Roy and John Cusack

The United States of Fear
by Tom Engelhardt

Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States
by Sharon Smith

Howard Zinn Speaks
edited by Anthony Arnove

The Nazis, Capitalism, and the Working Class
by Donnie Gluckstein

The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan
by Dahr Jamail

Rich People Things
by Chris Lehmann

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
by Ellen Wu