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Racism, Diversity, and Protest: Online Resources

A Note About Online Resources

The Godine Library's great strength is its physical collections, but we also have valuable digital collections that sometimes get overlooked.

This page includes a small selection of our ebooks related to racism and the black experience. Please note that some of these books have single user licenses, meaning only one person can use the book at a time. The reason for this is that publishers are not making multi-user licenses available to libraries. Unfortunately this is the case for some of the most popular titles like How to be an Antiracist and White Fragility. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Remember, even though the library staff is not onsite, we are still available to help. Please contact us:

  • to help you find a book not listed here
  • if you'd like us to purchase a book to add to our collection
  • or if you have any technical difficulties using our online resources.

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Ebooks on the History of Racism and Systemic Racism

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Ava Duvernay's 13th

Find Fiction and Popular Nonfiction on Overdrive

To find fiction and popular non-fiction online, take a look at Overdrive, which we subscribe to via the SAILS library network. 

You will find titles like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Amerikanah, Colsone Whitehead’s Underground Railroad, Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.

Ebooks on Black Critical Thought