Educate Yourself: BLM Reading List

After we told you to educate yourself on the Black Lives Matter movement last week, VP Education Kate Roberts approached the Library to see if they could provide some resources to help - and they've done just that! 

You now have access to an extensive list of online resources, including e-books, films, articles and podcasts, which focus on race equality and intersectionality. This includes e-book versions of ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernardine Evaristo and ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge. The reading list is being continually updated so if you have any suggestions please let the Library know by emailing This is not a trend, continue educating yourself and being an ally in real life, not just on social media.

Take a browse

Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

'Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood.'

Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years.

Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo Lodge

'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak'

The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.