Palouse Anti-Racist Reading Group

Welcome to the Palouse Anti-Racist Reading Group and thank you for choosing BookPeople of Moscow! This month's selections are listed below for your easy access. A special 10% discount will be added to all applicable materials when you use the discount code that was provided with your reading list. Thank you for doing the work. Thank you for supporting these authors, publishers, and this local business. See you again next month!

PS A note from BookPeople of Moscow about delivery and backordered titles:

BookPeople of Moscow has arranged with Swale for once a week deliveries to Palouse, where customers can pick up their books during Swale's business hours. Swale is located at 125 E Main, Palouse, WA; current hours are: Thur - Sat, 10a - 5p, or by appointment. 

To choose this option please look for "Free Palouse Delivery" in your shipping options that you can choose once you have entered your shipping address.

The nation-wide demand for many of these titles is huge, which is good news. The publishers are in the process of getting the books reprinted and then sent out to our distributors. We have plenty of copies on backorder and will receive them as soon as they're available, so please rest assured that your orders for backordered books will be filled as soon as possible, and will not be canceled, lost, or unfulfilled. Thank you! Carol and staff


- How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Marie Fleming

- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad and Robin DiAngelo


- If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin


- Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Children's Books:

- (Ages 0-4) A is for Activist Board Book by Innosanto Nagara

- (Ages 4-8) Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane by Carole Boston Weatherford

- (Ages 7-10) The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson


How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807039847
Availability: Backordered - Please Call
Published: Beacon Press - August 20th, 2019

A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781728209807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Sourcebooks - January 28th, 2020

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in t

If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307275936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

"A major work of Black American fiction... His best novel yet, even Baldwin's most devoted readers are due to be stunned by it." –The New Republic

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America

This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.

A is for Activist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609805395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street

Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805079944
Availability: Backordered - Please Call
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 1st, 2008

Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore (Carolrhoda Picture Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761339434
Availability: Backordered - Please Call
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - November 1st, 2015

In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch--a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore.