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The New Jim Crow:

Michelle Alexander · New Press
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that...
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Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 152
Format: Print book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * O: The Oprah Magazine * The Washington...
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How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi · One World
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society...
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So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo · Seal Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling...
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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

PATRISSE KAHN-CULLORS · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born.


"This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made...

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White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin J DiAngelo · Beacon Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson)...
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Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhD · Viking
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A fascinating new book... [Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is] a genius."--Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

"This book should be required reading for everyone."--Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility

As featured on CBS This Morning, NPR's...
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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice - from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice...
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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X Kendi · Nation Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IN RACE AND CIVIL RIGHTS

FINALIST FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION

THE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 - The Washington Post

A BOSTON GLOBE...
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The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas · Balzer & Bray
Format: Paperback

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands...

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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.

The abolition...
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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein · Liveright
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Best Books of 2017
Long-listed for the National Book Award

"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation."...

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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Edward E. Baptist · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution - the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy.As historian Edward Baptist reveals in The Half...
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Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations

Joe R. Feagin · Routledge; 4th edition
Format: 4th Edition

This fourth edition of Racist America is significantly revised and updated, with an eye toward racism issues arising regularly in our contemporary era. This edition incorporates many recent research studies and reports on U.S. racial issues that update and enhance the last edition's...
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Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

"As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless...
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Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

James Jr Forman · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In recent years, America's criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that...

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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

Jesmyn Ward · Scribner
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.

In...
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