We’re dedicated to becoming better allies through educating ourselves on racism and addressing the inequality in our world. In addition to peacefully protesting, using our voices, pledging as a company to do more, and demanding change—helping end racism starts with doing the work. This means taking the time to reflect, reading the books that explain the history of the Black Lives Matter movement, watching the films and documentaries that portray racial injustice, supporting Black-owned businesses, and facing uncomfortable conversations with our friends and family.
Today we’re highlighting a selection of books to read so you can start doing the work and keep true to your word. We’ve linked each book to Black-owned bookstores in an effort to support the Black community—it’s a small action that can make a big impact on BIPOC’s financial growth. You might have to pre-order some of the reads on the list, but it was more important to us to support small stores over simply linking out to Amazon. Scroll on to learn our list (children’s books included too at the end).
You can read this Twitter thread for more Black-owned bookstores in the US.