Books in this list are arranged by author within sections. Unless otherwise noted, these books are in CVUUS Library. Some are published by Beacon Press, a non-profit publisher and department of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Call numbers follow author, title, and publication data. For more information about specific titles, search our online catalog. To locate additional titles, search CVUUS or other library catalogs using any of the keywords mentioned below under Notes. Books for adults are located in the sanctuary meeting room upstairs and in the Blue Room on the ground floor. Books for children are in Fenn House chapel and also in the Blue Room on the ground floor.

Religious Perspectives

Barber, William J. The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2016.   277.3083 BAR

DeYoung, Curtiss Paul.  Coming Together in the 21st Century: The Bible’s Message in An Age of Diversity.  Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2009.  270.8308 DEY

Floyd-Thomas, Juan Marcial.  The Origins of Black Humanism in America: Reverend Ethelred Brown and the Unitarian Church.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.  289.1 FLO

King, Martin Luther.  A Gift of Love: Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2012.  252.061 KIN

Leading Congregations Into A Multiracial, Multicultural Future – Now Is The Time!: UUA National Conference, San Jose, CA.   289.106 LEA

Morris, Leslie Takahashi.  The Arc of The Universe Is Long: Unitarian Universalists, Anti-Racism, and The Journey from Calgary. Boston, Ma: Skinner House Books, 2009. 289.132089 ARC

Morrison-Reed, Mark D., ed. Been in the Storm So Long: A Meditation Manual.  Boston: Skinner House Books, c1991.  289.132 BEE

Morrison-Reed, Mark D. Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism. Boston: Skinner House Books, c2011.   289.1092 MOR

Morrison-Reed, Mark D. In Between: Memoir of An Integration Baby. Boston: Skinner House Books, c2009.   289.1092 MOR

Morrison-Reed, Mark D. Revisiting the Empowerment Controversy: Black Power and Unitarian Universalism.  Boston: Skinner House Books, 2018.   289.1320896073 MOR

Morrison-Reed, Mark D. The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism. Boston : Skinner House Books, 2014.   289.173 MOR

Voices from the Margins: An Anthology of Meditations.  Boston: Skinner House Books, c2012.  242 VOI

Welch, Sharon D.  A Feminist Ethic of Risk.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, c2000.  241.082 WEL

History, Biography

Berry, Daina Ramey.  A Black Women’s History of the United States.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2020.   305.48 BER

Blight, David W.  Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2002. 973.7 BLI

Butterfield, Fox.  All God’s Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence.  New York: Distributed by Random House, 1995.  929.2 BUT

Delany, Sarah Louise. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. New York: Kodansha International, 1993.    920 DEL

Dream A World Anew: the African American Experience and the Shaping of America.  Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2016.   973.0496073 DRE

Howlett, Duncan. No greater Love: The James Reeb Story. Boston: Skinner House Books, c1993. 289.1092 HOW. MISSING.

Hunter-Gault, Charlayne. In My Place. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.  070.92 HUN

King, Martin Luther, Jr.  The Trumpet of Conscience. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, c2010. 973.92 KING

Kotlowitz, Alex.  The Other Side of The River: A Story of Two Towns, A Death, and America’s Dilemma. New York: Nan A. Talese, c1998.   977.411 KOT

McBride, James, B.  Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.   B MCBRIDE

Theoharis, Jeanne.  The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2015.   B PARKS

We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century.  New York: W.W. Norton, c1984.   973.0496 STE

Society, Race, Racism, Social Justice

Alexander, Michelle.  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  Jackson, Tenn.: Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2010.  364.973 ALE

Anderson, Carol.  White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. New York: Bloomsbury, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.   305.800973 AND

Are We Born Racist?: New Insights From Neuroscience and Positive Psychology. Boston: Beacon Press, c2010. 305.8001 ARE

Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time. New York: Vintage International, 1993.   305.896 BAL

Barndt, Joseph R.  Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, c 2007.   305.800973 BAR

Berry, Daina Ramey.  The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2017.   306.3 BER

Coates, Ta-Nehisi.  Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.  305.800973 COA

Crass, Chris. Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2013.   303.484 CRA

The Covenant with Black America – Ten Years Later.  Carlsbad, California: Smiley Books, 2016.   305.896073 COV

Davis, David Brion. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in The New World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.  306.362097 DAV

DiAngelo, Robin J. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018.   305.8 DIA

Dyson, Michael Eric.  I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.  New York: Free Press, c2000.  323.092 DYS

Edelman, Marian Wright.  Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors.  Boston: Beacon Press, c1999.  362.7092 EDE

Feagin, Joe R.  Living with Racism: The Black Middle-Class Experience. Boston: Beacon Press, c1994. 305.96073 FEA

Jensen, Robert. The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism, and White Privilege. San Francisco, CA: City Lights, c2005.   305.800973 JEN

Jones, Feminista.  Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2019.  305.48 JON

King, Martin Luther, Jr.  Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. Boston: Beacon Press, c2010.   323.1196 KIN

King, Martin Luther, Jr.  Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Boston: Beacon Press, c2010. 323.1196 KIN

Kivel, Paul.  Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice.  Gabriola, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2011.   305.800973 KIV

“”Language Is a Place of Struggle””: Great Quotes by People of Color. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, c2009.   305.8 LAN

Lewis, John.  Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1999. 328.73092 LEW

Leonard, Richard D.  Call to Selma: Eighteen Days of Witness. Boston: Skinner House Books, c2002. 323.1 LEO

Loewen, James W.  Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. 363.5 LOE

Mighty Times: The Children’s March (DVD). Montgomery, Ala.: Teaching Tolerance, c2005.   323.4 MIG

Myers, Jim.  Afraid of The Dark: What Whites and Blacks Need to Know About Each Other. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, c2001.   305.8 MYE

Okun, Tema.  The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want To Know. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Pub., c2010.   305.80071 OKU

Smiley, Tavis, ed. The Covenant with Black America – Ten Years Later. Carlsbad, California: Smiley Books, 2016.   305.896073 COV

Stanton, Mary.  From Selma To Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, c1998.   364.152309761465 STA

Tatum, Beverly Daniel.  Can We Talk About Race?: and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 2007. 379.263 TAT

Tatum, Beverly Daniel.  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?””: and Other Conversations About Race.  New York: Basic Books, 2003.   305.800973 TAT

A Time for Justice: America’s Civil Rights Movement (DVD). Montgomery, ALA.: Teaching Tolerance, 2011. 323.1196073 TIM

Thandeka. Learning to Be White: Money, Race, and God In America. New York: Continuum, 1999.   305.8 THA

Wallis, Jim. America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and The Bridge to A New America. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2017.   305.800973 WAL

Ward, Jesmyn, ed. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race. New York: Scribner, 2016.   305.896 FIR

West, Cornel.  Race Matters. Boston: Beacon Press, c2001. Boston: Beacon Press, c2001. 305.8 WES

Wise, Tim J.  White Like Me: Reflections on Race from A Privileged Son: The Remix.  Berkeley, CA: Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counter Point, 2011.   305.800973 WHI

Arts, Music

Clemmons, Francois. Songs for Today: Eine Sammlung Amerikanischer Negro-Spirituals. Mèunchen: Strube, c1997. 782.25 CLE

Every Tone a Testimony. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001.   782.42163 EVE

Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American hymnal.  New York, N.Y.: Church Pub., c1993.  783.952

Wilson, Mabel. Begin with the Past: Building of National Museum of African American History & Culture. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2016.  720.9753 WIL

Literature Poetry

Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2003.   810.8 AGE

Collier-Thomas, Bettye.  A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2018.   810.8 COL

Encounters: Poems About Race, Ethnicity and Identity. Boston: Skinner House Books, c2011. 811.6093529 ENC

Morrison, Toni.  Beloved: A Novel.  New York: Vintage International, 2004.  FIC MOR

Rankine, Claudia.  Citizen: An American Lyric. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2014.   814.6 RAN


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Last updated 29 September 2020.