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In an effort to promote understanding and change, the University of Minnesota Press is releasing an open access collection of antiracist books, available free to read online through August 31, 2020.

The books and their authors included in the Reading for Racial Justice collection challenge white supremacy, police violence, and unequal access to criminal justice, education, and resources in Minnesota, the United States, and throughout the world.

These books are available in collaboration with the authors with the hope that they can be widely read and can contribute to the necessary and long overdue conversations the Twin Cities and our country must now undertake following the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

The Reading for Racial Justice collection includes such books as Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912 by William D. Green; Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir by Josie R. Johnson; Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays by Carolyn Lee Holbrook; What God Is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color edited by Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang; Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America by Anthony Ryan Hatch; Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout by Lynn Mie Itagaki; Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age by Brian Jefferson; Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools by Angelina E. Castagno; Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America by Brett Story; Survival Schools: The American Indian Movement and Community Education in the Twin Cities by Julie L. Davis; and others.