From allyship to coalition

Emma Dabiri's new book What White People Can Do Next is a small but mighty call to action. May books like this sow seeds that you can water and grow - may they lay roots for real change, and real action.

Here is a short 10-book reading list to compliment Dabiri's book. Approach it consciously.

As novelist Yaa Giyasi recently observed:

"While I do devoutly believe in the power of literature to challenge, to deepen, to change, I also know that buying books by black authors is but a theoretical, grievously belated and utterly impoverished response to centuries of physical and emotional harm... As Lauren Michele Jackson wrote in her excellent Vulture essayWhat is an anti-racist reading list for" someone at some point has to get down to the business of reading."