Reading tips for the Week Against Racism

The UN’s International Day Against Racism is celebrated on March 21.

March 21 is the UN’s International Day Against Racism. The day has been celebrated since 1966, and it also marks the start of the Week Against Racism. You can find more information on the Red Cross website.  

The library’s reading recommendations include both fiction and nonfiction books. All links take you to the library's Helka database, where you can find more information on the availability of the books.


The cultural politics of emotion

Ahmed, Sara, 2014

On being included : racism and diversity in institutional life

Ahmed, Sara, 2012 

Antiracism education in and out of schools

Alemanji, Aminkeng A. (ed.), 2018

Between the world and me

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, 2015

Stony the road : reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow

Gates, Henry Louis Jr, 2019

Racialization, racism, and anti-racism in the Nordic countries

Hervik, Peter (ed.), 2019

Ruskeat Tytöt : tunne-esseitä

Hubara, Koko, 2017

How to be an antiracist

Kendi, Ibram, 2019

Rasismi, valta ja vastarinta : rodullistaminen, valkoisuus ja koloniaalisuus Suomessa

Keskinen, Suvi, Seikkula, Minna, Mkwesha, Faith (eds.), 2021 

So you want to talk about race

Oluo, Ijeoma, 2018 

Muuttuva sukupuoli : seksuaalisuuden, luokan ja värin politiikkaa

Rossi, Leena-Maija, 2015

Me and white supremacy: combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor 

Saad, Layla F., 2020 

The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race

Ward, Jesmyn (ed.), 2016 



Things fall apart

Achebe, Chinua, 1958 

I know why the caged bird sings

Angelou, Maya, 1969

Kindred: a graphic novel adaptation

Butler, Octavia E.; Jennings, John; Duffy, Damian, 2017 

Blonde roots

Evaristo, Bernardine, 2008


Gyasi, Yaa, 2016

Their eyes were watching God 

Hurston, Zora Neale, 1937


Morrison, Toni, 1987 

On Earth we're briefly gorgeous

Vuong, Ocean, 2019 

Sing, unburied, sing

Ward, Jesmyn, 2017

The Underground Railroad

Whitehead, Colson, 2016