The 2022 National Antiracist Book Festival was virtual. The virtual panels were topically organized with authors and a moderator. Hosting, promoting, and selling the books from each panel was a different bookstore owned and operated by people of color.


2022 Featured Authors

Buzzfeed News Inequality Editor Albert Samaha – Author of Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes

University of Southern California Historian Alice L. Baumgartner – Author of South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Amia Srinivasan – Author of The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 Angela Y. Davis – Author of Abolition. Feminism. Now.

New York Times Bestselling Author Ashley C. Ford – Author of Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir

National Book Award Finalist Brandon Hobson – Author of The Removed

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Brit Bennett – Author of The Vanishing Half

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner Carol Anderson – Author of The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner Cathy Park Hong – Author of Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

National Book Award Winner Charles Yu – Author of Interior Chinatown

New York Times Bestselling Author Chris Tomlinson – Author of Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

Bancroft Prize-Winning Author Claudio Saunt – Author of Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Clint Smith – Author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

Award-winning Author Daisy Hernández – Author of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease

Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Emancipator Deborah D. Douglas – Author of U.S. Civil Rights Trail: A Traveler’s Guide to the People, Places, and Events that Made the Movement

Human Rights Lawyer Derecka Purnell – Author of Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom

Emory University Law Professor Dorothy A. Brown – Author of The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans–and How We Can Fix It

Award-winning Author Dorothy E. Roberts – Author of Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families–and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World

New York Times Bestselling Author Elie Mystal – Author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution

Award-winning Author Elizabeth Hinton – Author of America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s

Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Erica R. Meiners – Author of Abolition. Feminism. Now.

New York Times Bestselling Author Gabriela Garcia – Author of Of Women and Salt

Associate Professor of Feminist Studies Gina Dent – Author of Abolition. Feminism. Now.

National Book Award Finalist Grace M. Cho – Author of Tastes Like War: A Memoir

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner Honorée Fanonne Jeffers – Author of The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

National Book Award Winner Ibram X. Kendi – Editor of Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

National Book Award Winner Jason Mott – Author of Hell of a Book: a novel

USC Dornsife Fellow in Fiction Jean Chen Ho – Author of Fiona and Jane

Whiting Award Winner Kaitlyn Greenidge – Author of Libertie

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Keisha N. Blain – Author of Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America

Award-winning Author Khristi Lauren Adams – Author of Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way

UCLA Historian Kyle T. Mays – Author of An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States

CNN Legal Analyst Laura Coates – Author of Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness

UCLA Law Professor Laura E. Gómez – Author of Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

New York Times Bestselling Author Layla F. Saad – Author of Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

Award-winning author Marcelo Hernandez Castillo – Author of Children of the Land: A Memoir

Bancroft Prize-Winning Author Mia Bay – Author of Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance

CEO and Co-Founder of Awaken Michelle MiJung Kim – Author of The Wake Up

New York Times Bestselling Author Naima Coster – Author of What’s Mine and Yours

National Book Award Finalist Nicole Eustace – Author of Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

Pulitzer Prize Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones – Author of The 1619 Project

New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Engel – Author of Infinite Country

Award-winning Author Peniel E. Joseph – Author of The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

Founder of Latina Rebels Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez – Author of For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color

New York Times Bestselling Author Qian Julie Wang – Author of Beautiful Country: A Memoir

Human Rights Lawyer and Columnist Rafia Zakaria – Author of Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption

Emmy Award Winning Co-Host of The View Sunny Hostin – Author of I Am These Truths

National Book Award Winner Tiya Miles – Author of All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist Toni Jensen – Author of Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

Ohio State University Professor Treva B. Lindsey – Author of America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and The Struggle for Justice

Founder of the Revolutionary Love Project Valarie Kaur – Author of See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

New York Times Bestselling Author Zakiya Dalila Harris – Author of The Other Black Girl: A Novel


2022 Featured Book Sellers

Barrio Books

Bel Canto Books

Birchbark Books

Black Pearl Books

Bliss Books & Wine

The Bronx is Reading

Da Book Joint

The Dock Bookshop

Duende District 

Elizabeth’s Books & Writing Centre

Estelita’s Library 

Femme Fire Books

Frugal Bookstore

Ida’s Bookshop

Mahogany Books

Massy Books

Olive Tree Books-n-Voices

Reparations Club

Rose Café Bookshop 

Solid State Books

Source Booksellers

Third House Books

Underground Books

Whose Books

Word Up Books