Antiracism Summer Reading List from the Institutional Antiracism & Accountability (IARA) Project

Logo of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project at the HKS Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.Welcome to our digital exhibit on the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project's Antiracism Summer Reading List. This page is a companion to the physical display in the HKS Library, last available in September 2023. Harvard affiliates can request books via HOLLIS, for pick-up at the library of your choice.

This list is curated by IARA, which is housed at HKS' Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. It was first published on July 14, 2023.

On the reading list, from IARA:

"From tales of the desegregation of Boston’s school system to an exploration of Latinos’ new collective identity within America’s racialized world to the brutal truth behind the racialized disparities of student debt, this list brings you powerful insights geared toward challenging our perspectives and changing the status quo."

Explore the Antiracism Summer Reading List below and on the Ash Center's website (complete with commentary on why they chose each book).

Full List

Click on the circular "i" icons to view book descriptions. Click on the Harvard shield icons to access ebooks (Harvard Key required).