Woodson Center Books

Welcome to the
Woodson Center Library!

We are proud to introduce our Woodson Center Library, stocked with seminal books that influenced the thinking of our founder, Scholars, Achievers and team! These works cover a broad variety of subjects from historical and autobiographical, to contemporary looks at key subjects — often with perspectives you will not find elsewhere.

Thank you for being here and helping share in our journey to build a culture of resilience and embrace of American values within every community in our country! And, for those planning — these books make great holiday gifts for your loved ones!

Red, White, and Black

Robert L. Woodson, Sr.

Lessons From the Least of These

Robert L. Woodson, Sr.

Please Stop Helping Us

Jason L. Riley

American Awakening: Identity Politics and Other Afflictions of Our Time

Joshua Mitchell

White Guilt

Shelby Steele

Triumphs of Joseph

Robert L. Woodson, Sr.

How The Other Half Learns

Robert Pondiscio

Suicide of the West

Jonah Goldberg

Losing the Race

John McWhorter

Up from Slavery

Booker T. Washington

Hillbilly Ellegy

J.D. Vance

Dust on a Road

Zora Neale Hurston

How Innovation Works

Matt Ridley

Seeing Like a State

John C. Scott

My Grandfather's Son

Clarence Thomas

The Future Once Happened Here

Fred Siegal

The Content of our Character

Shelby Steele

Be the People

Carol Swain

We Have Overcome

Jason Hill

Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black Americans

John Sibley Butler

The Alternative

Mauricio Miller

You Need a Schoolhouse

Stephanie Deutsch


Wilfred Reilly


Jill Leovy

Black Rednecks and White Liberals

Thomas Sowell

Charter Schools and their Enemies

Thomas Sowell

The Coddling of the American Mind

Jonathan Haidt & Greg Lukianoff

Culture Worrier

Clarence Page


Chris Arnade

My Bondage and My Freedom

Frederick Douglass

Harlem's Hell Fighters

Stephen L. Harris

The Triple Package

Amy Chua & Jed Rubenfeld

Race Experts

Elizabeth Lasch-Quinn