In the Age of Social Media and national chaos, almost everyone holds and shares passionate opinions on race and politics in America. However, as technology-driven platforms routinely encourage sound bites and abridged nuggets of communication as standard forms of information sharing, people often accept and pass along headlines and briefs as the primary informants to their perspectives and miss out on deep reading. This does not mean people do not want or have an interest in more comprehensive insight. In fact, this list was compiled in response to common requests for reading recommendations in Black history. The nation is transforming and all kinds of people are seeking to make sense of the world in which they find themselves. There is also an ever-growing movement to build a new one.