Books

On this page, we've collated a range of books that have influenced our thinking, encouraged conversation and have often affected our perspectives on diversity and intersectionality.

If you're looking for diverse reading suggestions for young adults and children then we'd recommend following @WiderReads

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A biography of the word ‘Paki’: Racist incident in the workplace
Dr Karamat Iqbal
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A Fly Girl's Guide To University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Elitism and Power
Odelia Younge
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A Portrait of English Racism
Ann Dummett
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Afropean: Notes from Black Europe
Johnny Pitts
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Anti-Racist Science Teaching
Dawn Gill and Les Levidow
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Assimilating Identities: Racism and Educational Policy in Post 1945 Britain
Ian Grosvenor
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Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century
Kehinde Andrews
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Because They're Black
Derek Humphry and Gus John
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Biased
Jennifer Eberhart
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Black and British: A Forgotten History
David Olusoga
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Black Britain: A Photographic History
Paul Gilroy
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Black Enough
Ibi Zoboi
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Black girls rock
Beverly Bond
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Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored
Jeffrey Boakye
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Black Skin, White Masks
Frantz Fanon
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Black Tudors: The Untold Story
Miranda Kaufmann
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Black Women's Liberatory Pedagogies
Olivia Perlow and others
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Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain
Robert Winder
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Brit(ish): On race, identity and belonging
Afua Hirsch
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Color-Blind: Seeing Beyond Race in a Race-Obsessed World
Ellis Cose
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Critical Race Theory
Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic, Angela Harris
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Dear Birmingham: A Conversation with My Hometown
Karamat Iqbal
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Designing Better Schools for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children
Stuart McNaughton
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Dismantling Race in Higher Education
Jason Arday and Heidi Safia Mirza
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Diversify
June Sarpong
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Does My Head Look Big in This?
Randa Abdel-Fattah
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Don't Touch My Hair
Emma Dabiri
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Eagles Who Soar: How Black Learners Find the Path to Success
Jasmine Rhamie
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Education for Some: Summary of the Eggleston Report on the Educational and Vocational Experiences of Young Black People (Runnymede research report)
Anne Newnham
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Elouqent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower
Brittney Cooper
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Every Muslim Child Matters
Maurice Irfan Coles
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Factories for Learning
Christy Kulz
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Familiar Stranger: A Life between Two Islands
Stuart Hall
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For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too
Christopher Emdin
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Gypsies & Travellers: A Teacher’s Guide
Steven Horne
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Halal If You Hear Me
Fatimah Ashgar and Safia Elhilllo
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Heart Of The Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain
Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie, Suzanne Scafe
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Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials & the Meaning of Grime
Jeffrey Boakye
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Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation
Colin Grant
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Hostile Environment How Immigrants Became Scapegoats
Maya Goodfellow
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How to be an antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
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How We Fight White Supremacy
Akiba Solomon
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I am a Promise: Achievement of British African-Caribbeans
Yvonne Channer
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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Austin Channing Brown
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Intersectionality (key concepts)
Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge
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It's Not About the Burqa
Mariam Khan
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"Kill The Black One First": A Memoir
Michael Fuller
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Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Literature Instruction for White Students
Carlin Borsheim-Black and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides
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Life Lessons The Case for a National Education Service
Melissa Benn
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Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain
Clair Wills
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Mother country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
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Multicultural Politics: Racism, Ethnicity and Muslims in Britain
Tariq Modood
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Murder in the Playground: Report of the Macdonald Inquiry into Racism and Racial Violence in Manchester Schools
Ian MacDonald
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Muslim Britain: Communities Under Pressure
Tahir Abbas
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Myth of Return: Pakistanis in Britain
Muhammad Anwar
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Natives: Race and class in the ruins of the empire
Akala
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New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent
Margaret Busby (Editor)
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On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life
Sara Ahmed
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Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
Lisa Delpit
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Overcoming Everyday Racism: Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Face of Discrimination and Microaggressions
Susan Cousins
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Performing Race - a fulltime job
Dr Karamat Iqbal
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Queenie
Candice Carty-Williams
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Race and Education: Policy and Politics in Britain: Policy and Politics in Britain (Introducing Social Policy)
Sally Tomlinson
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Race Discrimination and Management of Ethnic Diversity and Migration at Work: European Countries' Perspectives
Joana Vassilopoulou, Julienne Brabet, Victoria Showunmi
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Race, Education and Educational Leadership in England
Paul Miller and Christine Callender
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Racism and Education: Coincidence or Conspiracy?
David Gillborn
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Racism and Education: Structures and Strategies
Dawn Gill & others
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Racism without Racists
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
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Rethinking Multiculturalism
Bihkhu Parekh
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Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space
Derek Owusu
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Skin Deep: Journeys in the Divisive Science of Race
Gavin Evans
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Slay in your lane: the black girl bible
Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
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So you want to talk about race
Ijeoma Oluo
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Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain
Peter Fryer
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Superior: The Return of Race Science
Angela Sani
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Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change
Chelsea Kwakye
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Teacher Training and the Education of Black Children
Uvanney Maylor
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Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
Bell Hooks
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Tell It Like It Is: How Our Schools Fail Black Children
Brian Richardson
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The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual
Lavelle Porter
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The Clapback: Your Guide to Calling out Racist Stereotypes
Elijah Lawal
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The Colour of Madness
Samara Linton
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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Jesmyn Ward (Editor)
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The Good Immigrant
Nikesh Shukla
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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography
Benjamin Zephaniah
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The Migration Process: Capital, Gifts and Offerings Among British Pakistanis (Explorations in Anthropology)
Pnina Werbner
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The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain
Damian Le Bas
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The Souls of Black Folk
W E B DuBois
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The things I would tell you
Sabrina Mahfouz
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The unexpected leader
Iesha Small
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The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment
Amelia Gentleman
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The Working Class: Poverty, education and alternative voices
Ian Gilbert (various)
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There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation
Paul Gilroy
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Thick and other stories
Tressie McMilan Cottom
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This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto
Suketu Mehta
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We live for the we
Dani McClain
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We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity
Bell Hooks
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We're All White Thanks
Chris Gaine
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What If
Steve Robbins
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What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions
Nikesh Shukla and Claire Heuchan
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What We’re Told Not to Talk About (But We’re Going to Anyway)
Nimko Ali
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White Backlash and the Politics of Multiculturalism
Roger Hewitt
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White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Robin DiAngelo
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White privilege: The myth of a post-racial society
Kalwant Bhopal
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White Rage
Carol Anderson
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Whiteness: An Introduction
Steve Garner
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Who am I, again?
Lenny Henry
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Who do We Think We Are?: Imagining the New Britain
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum
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Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race
Renni Eddo-Lodge
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Windrush: The Irresistible Rise Of Multi-Racial Britain
Mike and Trevor Phillips
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You Wouldn't Understand: White Teachers in Multiethnic Classrooms
Sarah Pearce
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