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Books To Educate You About Race & Racism

As protests sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd continue around the country, books are becoming an important resource, not only to learn more about Black culture and history, but to elevate important conversations.

Reading provides invaluable insight into the past as well as avenues for continued research. Here’s what the Sunday Paper recommends you should be reading.

Click on each title for more information and to order.

Non Fiction 

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson

The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

My Vanishing Country: A Memoir” by Bakari Sellers

“Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice” by Veronica Chambers

Fiction:

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange

The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison

The Color Purple” by Alice Walker

White Teeth” by Zadie Smith

The Mothers” by Brit Bennett

Kids  

Sesame Street’s “We’re Different, We’re the Same” by Bobbi Jane Kates

I Am Enough” by Grace Byers

Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi

A is for Activist” Innosanto Nagara

Hair Love” by Matthew A Cherry (Author)  Vashti Harrison (Author)

Teens

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work” by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

Well-Read Black Girl” by Glory Edim

Dear White People” by Justin Simien

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