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Black Lives Matter - A Reading List

Black Lives Matter: A Reading List

To celebrate Black History Month, the Leddy Library is sharing The Left Bank Books` Black Lives Matter Reading List. The Left Bank Books bookstore is located in St. Louis, Missouri.

This is a community curated list of books, poems, articles and blog posts that explore race, not only in St. Louis, but America as a whole. By no means a full comprehensive list, here are a few to get you started on the trail of understanding what's happening.

You can find the full list as a pdf following this link and you can find 50 of the works on the list that can be found in the Leddy Library Collection below:

 

 

Freedom on the menu : the Greensboro sit-ins (View details)

Carole Boston Weatherford 1956- Jerome Lagarrigue

New York : Puffin Books

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library   (PZ 7 .W3835 F74 2007 )

 

The house that race built : original essays by Toni Morrison, Angela Y. Davis, Cornel West, and others on black Americans and politics in America today (View details)

Wahneema H Lubiano

New York : Vintage Books

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.615 .H68 1998 )

 

Fire next time. (View details)

James Baldwin 1924-1987.

New York : Dial Press

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.61 .B195 )

 

Losing legitimacy : street crime and the decline of social institutions in America (View details)

Gary D. LaFree

Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (HV6789 .L34 1998 )

 

Playing in the dark : whiteness and the literary imagination (View details)

Toni. Morrison

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PS173.N4 M67 1992 )

 

Arbitrary Justice The Power of the American Prosecutor (View details)

Angela J. Davis

Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA

 

 

 

Mapping decline : St. Louis and the fate of the American city (View details)

Colin Gordon (Colin E.)

Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (HN80.S2 G67 2008 )

 

Men we reaped : a memoir (View details)

Jesmyn. Ward

Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, CengageLearning

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PS3623.A7323 Z46 2013b )

 

Stuck rubber baby (View details)

Howard. Cruse Tony Kushner

New York, N.Y. : Paradox Press

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PN6727.C78 S86 1995 )

 

Uprooting racism : how white people can work for racial justice (View details)

Paul. Kivel

Philadelphia, PA : New Society Publishers

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E184.A1 K477 1996 )

 

A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School (View details)

Carlotta Walls. LaNier Lisa Frazier Page

New York : One World Trade Paperbacks

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (LC214.23.L56 L36 2010 )

 

Buried in the bitter waters : the hidden history of racial cleansing in America (View details)

Elliot. Jaspin

New York : BasicBooks ; London : Perseus Running distributor

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.61 .J37 2007 )

 

Freedom summer : the savage season that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy (View details)

Bruce Watson 1953-

New York : Penguin Group USA

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.93.M6 W285 2011 )

 

One crazy summer (View details)

Rita Williams-Garcia author.

New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PZ7.W6713 On 2012 )

 

The Freedom summer murders (View details)

Don Mitchell 1957-

New York : Scholastic Press

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.93.M6 M58 2014 )

 

The lynching of Cleo Wright (View details)

Dominic J. Capeci

Lexington : University Press of Kentucky

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (F474.S5 C36 1998 )

 

Waking from the dream : the struggle for civil rights in the shadow of Martin Luther King Jr. (View details)

David L. Chappell

New York : Random House

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.97.K5 C455 2014 )

 

The eve of destruction : how 1965 transformed America (View details)

James T. Patterson

New York : Basic Books

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E846 .P37 2012 )

 

Black Moses : the story of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (View details)

Edmund David. Cronon

Madison : University of Wisconsin Press

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.97.G3 C7 1969 )

 

The news : a user's manual (View details)

Alain De Botton author.

London : Hamish Hamilton

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng (no call number available )

 

The meaning of freedom (View details)

Angela Y. Davis (Angela Yvonne), 1944- author. Robin D. G. Kelley writer of foreword.

San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (HN59.2 .D37 2012 )

 

A black gambler's world of liquor, vice, and presidential politics : William Thomas Scott of Illinois, 1839-1917 (View details)

Bruce L. Mouser Henry Louis Gates Jr, author of foreword.

Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.97.S37 M68 2014 )

 

All eyes are upon us : race and politics from Boston to Brooklyn (View details)

Jason. Sokol

New York : Basic Books

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.9 .S65 2014 )

 

Race riot; Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919 (View details)

William M. Tuttle 1937-

New York, Atheneum

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng (F548.9.N3 T8 1972 )

 

Uncelebrated narratives from Black history (View details)

Joel Christian. Gill

Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.96 .G54 2014 )

 

Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism (View details)

James W. Loewen

New York : Simon & Schuster

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.615 .L577 2006 )

 

All about skin : short fiction by women of color (View details)

Jina Ortiz editor.; Rochelle Spencer (Writer), editor.

Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PN6120.92.W65 A45 2014 )

 

The beautiful struggle : a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood (View details)

Ta-Nehisi. Coates

New York : Spiegel & Grau

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (F189.B153 C63 2009 )

 

White like me : reflections on race from a privileged son : the remix (View details)

Tim J. Wise

Berkeley, Calif. : Soft Skull Press

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.615 .W565 2011 )

 

The Burgess boys : a novel (View details)

Elizabeth. Strout

New York : Random House

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PS3569.T736 B87 2013 )

 

The Central Park five (View details)

Ken Burns 1953- director, screenwriter, producer.; Sarah Burns 1982- director, screenwriter, producer.; David McMahon (Producer, screenwriter), 1976-, director, screenwriter, producer.; Antron McCray interviewee (expression); Raymond Santana interviewee (expression); Kevin Richardson interviewee (expression); Kharey Wise interviewee (expression); Yusef Salaam interviewee (expression); Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS Distribution (Firm)

United States : PBS Distribution

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  DVD Main Bldng Basement Media Centre (DVD 2776 )

 

A taste of honey : stories (View details)

Jabari Asim 1962-

New York : Broadway Books

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PS3601.S59 T37 2010 )

 

March (View details)

John Lewis 1940 February 21- author. Andrew Aydin author.; Nate Powell artist.

Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PN6727.L49 M37 2013 )

 

Never been a time : the 1917 race riot that sparked the civil rights movement (View details)

Harper Barnes 1937-

New York : Walker & Co.

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (F549.E2 B37 2008 )

 

The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap (View details)

Matt. Taibbi Molly Crabapple

New York : Spiegel & Grau Trade Paperbacks

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (HM671 .T35 2014b )

 

Combined destinies : whites sharing grief about racism (View details)

Ann Todd Jealous; Caroline T Haskell

Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E184.A1 C573 2013 )

 

Witnessing whiteness : the need to talk about race and how to do it (View details)

Shelly Tochluk 1971-

Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E184.A1 T63 2009 )

 

Dog whistle politics : how coded racial appeals have reinvented racism and wrecked the middle class (View details)

Ian Haney-López author.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.615 .H278 2014 )

 

Grassroots at the gateway : class politics and Black freedom struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75 (View details)

Clarence. Lang

Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (F474.S29 N46 2009 )

 

Native son (View details)

Richard Wright 1908-1960.

New York, Harper & Row

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PS3545.R815 N25 )

 

Great American city : Chicago and the enduring neighborhood effect (View details)

Robert J. Sampson

Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (F 548.3 .S26 2011 )

 

Black like me. (View details)

John Howard Griffin 1920-1980.

Boston : Houghton Miffin; Cambridge Mass. Riverside Press

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E185.61 .G8 )

 

Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present (View details)

Harriet A. Washington

New York, NY : Harlem Moon

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 4th Floor (R853.H8 W37 2006 )

 

King Hedley II (View details)

August. Wilson

New York : Theatre Communications Group

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PS3573.I45677 K56 2005 )

 

Invisible man (View details)

Ralph. Ellison

New York : Random House

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PS3555.L625 I5 2002 )

 

Betsey Brown : a novel (View details)

Ntozake. Shange

New York : St. Martin's Press

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (PS3569.H3324 B4 1985 )

 

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness (View details)

Michelle. Alexander

New York, NY : New Press ; Jackson, TN : Distributed by Perseus Distribution

Availability and location:

Out of library:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (HV 9950 .A437 2012 )

 

Many thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedom (View details)

Virginia. Hamilton Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon

New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library   (E450 .H23 1993 )

 

Pedagogy of the oppressed (View details)

Paulo Freire 1921-1997.

New York : Continuum

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 3rd Floor (LB880.F73 P4313 2000 )

 

American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia (View details)

Edmund Sears. Morgan

New York : Norton

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Leddy Library  Book Collection (circulating) Main Bldng 2nd Floor (E445.V8 M67 1975 )

 

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