Blog > Social Justice and Race Book and Movie List

Posted June 16, 2020

Matteson residents can place holds on the items in this list and pick them up through our curbside pickup service by requesting them on our catalog through their SWAN account here. Also find all the details about curbside pickup here.


American Experience. Scottsboro : an American tragedy 

Backlash : what happens when we talk honestly about racism in America. Yancy, George 

Between the World and MeCoates, Ta-Nehisi   e-book & e-audio

Called to Rise : A Life in Faithful Service to the Community that Made MeBrown, David O. 

The Central Park Five. – DVD 

Chokehold: Policing the Black MenButler, Paul 

Debating race with Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson, Michael Eric  

Handcuffed : What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to ReformSparrow, Malcolm 

How to Be an AntiracistKendi, Ibram X 

I Am Not Your NegroBaldwin, James. – DVD 

Invisible No More : Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of ColorRitchie, Andrea J. 

Search Results for Just Mercy : a story of justice and redemption. Stevenson, Bryan , audiobook,, e-book & e-audio

More Than a Month. – DVD 

The Murder of Emmett Till. – DVD 

The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Alexander, Michelle – , e-book & e-audio

So You Want to Talk About Race. Oluo, Ijeoma. – 305.8 OLU

Stamped From the Beginning :The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in AmericaKendi, Ibram X. 

We Can’t Breathe : On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of SurvivalAsim, Jabari. 

White rage : the unspoken truth of our racial divideAnderson, Carol 

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? : And Other Conversations About RaceTatum, Beverly Daniel 

Whose Streets?. – DVD 


 An American Marriage . Jones, Tayari. – AFRAM AM Jones

Invisible ManEllison, Ralph. – AFRM AM ELLISON, audiobook, e-book & e-audiobook

To Kill a MockingbirdLee, Harper. – FIC LEE, audiobook, e-book, e-audiobook

 Native Son . Richard Wright. – FIC Wright, AFRM AM FIC Wright, e-book & e-audiobook, audiobook

Sing, Unburied, Sing. – AFR AM FIC WARD, e-book & e-audiobook

Their eyes Were Watching God. Hurston, Nora Zeale. – AFR AM FIC HURSTON

Fiction Movie, Playaway, audiobook, e-book

The Turner HouseFlournoy, Angela – e-book

The Water Dancer : A NovelCoates, Ta-Nehisi – e-book &e-audiobook, audiobook,, playaway

The Underground Railroad : A NovelWhitehead, Colson. – AFR AM FIC WHITEHEAD, Playaway & audiobook


All The Way

The Best of Enemies


The Hate U Give

The Help

Green Book

To Kill a Mockingbird

Just Mercy

The Long Walk Home


A Raisin in the Sun


Their Eyes were Watching God

The Watsons Go to Birmingham