Montgomery County Public Libraries Offering ‘No Holds’ Antiracist E-Books, Audiobooks

Literature about the Black experience is having a moment and Montgomery County Public Libraries is making more anti-racist books available to the community.

Now on the app Overdrive, Montgomery County’s digital eLibrary consortium, several e-books and audiobooks about the Black experience have been made available without any wait time.

Antiracist Books Available on Overdrive with No Holds as E-Books, Audiobooks

The following anti-racist pieces of literature are currently available on Overdrive as e-books and audiobooks without hold time:

  • “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo (2018) – available as e-book, audiobook.
  • “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X Kendi (2019) – available as e-book, audiobook.
  • “Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor” by Layla F. Saad (2020) – available as e-book, audiobook.
  • “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015) – available as e-book, audiobook.
  • “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson (2014) – available as e-book, audiobook.
  • “Are Prisons Obsolete?” by Angela Davis (2003) – available as e-book.
  • “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston (1937) – available as e-book, audiobook.
  • “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson (2010) – available as e-book.
  • “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (2020) – available as e-book, audiobook.
  • “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin (1963) – available as e-book, audiobook.
  • “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” by Austin Channing Brown (2018) – available as e-book, audiobook.
  • “Kindred” by Octavia Butler (1979) – available as e-book.
  • “Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches” by Audre Lorde (1984) – available as e-book.
  • “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Malcolm X and Alex Haley (1965) – available as e-book.
  • “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein (2017) – available as e-book.
  • “Dear Martin” by Nic Stone (2017) – available as e-book.
  • “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo (2018) – available as audiobook.

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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