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This Guide has many book suggestions for you. Some of which are available in the library. If you choose to buy a book, consider purchasing from a minority-owned bookstore.
Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery
Black, woman-owned Chicago bookstore & gallery space.
Black, woman-owned Chicago book store
MahoganyBooks is a local independent bookstore that believes in social entreprenuership. We take a leadership role in the African American community by promoting reading, writing, and cultural awareness as tools to improve self-esteem, self-love and ultimately our communities to enrich the lives of motivated individuals.
Dawud Hakim, was a prominent African American scholar, author, lecturer and publisher who established Hakim’s Bookstore in the late 1950’s in West Philadelphia
Named for historical heroine Harriet Tubman, our mission celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists.
Eso Won Books
An Independent Black-Owned Bookshop
For Keeps Bookstore
Black Rare and Classic Books
Bliss Books and Wine
Bliss Books & Wine promotes the reading culture by encouraging curious readers, endorsing local arts, and connecting great pastimes of social drinking and introverted reading. We exist to build a community gathering place and to create experiences by bridging the gap between books and wine.
Detroit Book City
Detroit Book City is a small, independent book store that specialize & market books, media & events to the African-American consumer market
The Bail Project, Inc.
The Bail Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system ‒ one person at a time.
Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF)
In Memory of DeSean Pittman and the incident that occurred at his vigil. Those impacted by the arrests at the vigil began working with activists from across the city to launch the Chicago Community Bond Fund, which made its public debut in November 2015.
Black Visions Collective
Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in the right relationship within our ecosystems.
The Okra Project
The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.
Trans Women of Color Collective
TWOCC exists to create revolutionary change by uplifting the narratives, leadership, and lived experience of trans people of color.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
Donations - Canada
Black Health Alliance
A non-profit organization addressing issues impacting Black communities in Canada through systems change, health promotion, research and public policy, convening, collaboration and capacity building, championing health equity, and fundraising.
Black Legal Action Centre (Ontario)
A non-profit community legal clinic supported by Black residents of Ontario.
Black Youth Helpline
Productive futures for Canada’s children and youth.
Elizabeth Fry Society (Toronto)
Elizabeth Fry Toronto delivers gender based, trauma informed services and advocates for justice and equity for women and non binary people who are criminalized and their families