Radical Readers

Over the last year, our Manchester Museum Young Collective and their friends have been sharing reading recommendations to inspire peers and heritage staff to actively seek out ways to better understand and act for social justice. Thank you to all the young people who submitted their favourite books, key quotes from the books, and their personal insights. Thank you Samihah Mudabbir for collating the recommendations, and Shafia Fiaz and Hawwa Alam for producing the graphics.

Anti Racism Recommended Reads

The New Jim Crow

Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

When they call you a terrorist

Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?

Just Mercy

Brit (ish)

Black and British

Inglorious Empire

The Good Immigrant 

Natives 

The Hounding of David Oluwale

White Priviledge. The myth of a post-racial society

Born a crime

White teeth

Post traumatic slave syndrome

I will not be erased

Americanah

Postcolonial Banter

The Color Purple

How to argue with a racist

White Privilege