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EDI Library Guides: Race, Racism & Anti-racism Resources


Welcome to the UW-Stout race, racism and anti-racism library guide.

At UW-Stout, part of our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion includes supporting opportunities for self-directed learning and growth.  This guide is designed to assist people at UW-Stout and beyond in their study and understanding of race, racism and the journey that is anti-racism. 

This guide was created by a collaborative group of UW-Stout faculty and staff.  The group recognizes that there is systemic racism and inequity at UW-Stout and we have never-ending work to do.  This guide is not exhaustive, of course.  New and relevant material is created and published every day, and the history of racism spans more than 400 years.  It is impossible to include everything.

This race, racism and anti-racist guide includes items in the UW-Stout catalog and links to other resources from across the globe.  This guide offers you tools to help you challenge yourself to change and change the systems that need to be challenged.

This compilation will evolve over time, just like we aim to and just like you can, to keep equity, diversity, and inclusion at the forefront here at UW-Stout and beyond.  We encourage recommendations to add to the guide.  If you see that it is missing some foundational resources, please email with your suggestions and we will review and add them in.

Recommended Books

The following lists of books can be found in a variety of formats: ebooks, print, streaming audio, CD, or you may need to request them from another UW System library. Some are even available through the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center. Clicking on a book cover may take you directly to the book or a place to request it. Or you can search a title in Search@UW

Nonfiction Books


Fiction Books

Recommended Fiction Authors

Search for these authors in Search@UW

  • Sherman Alexie
  • Isabel Allende
  • Julia Alvarez
  • Octavia Butler
  • Ted Chiang
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Junot Diaz
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Rosario Ferra
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • David Hwang
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Paule Marshall
  • Toni Morrison
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Amy Tan
  • Angie Thomas
  • Thrity Umrigar
  • Alice Walker
  • Jesmyn Ward

Ted Talks

Movies/TV Series/Documentaries

Audio Series/Podcasts


UW-Stout Archival Resources