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

Robin J DiAngelo · Beacon Press

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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2 - Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X Kendi · Nation Books

WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER-
NAMED A FINALIST for the 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION -NOMINATED for the 2016 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK...
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3 - So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo · Seal Press

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in AmericaWidespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of African Americans--have made it impossible to ignore the issue of race....
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4 - The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein · Liveright

This "powerful and disturbing history" exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review) .

Widely heralded as a "masterful" (Washington Post) and "essential"...
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5 - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Stevenson, Bryan

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * 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

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL...
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6 - Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race

Beverly Daniel Tatum · Basic Books

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel...
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7 - The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson · Brilliance Audio

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915...
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8 - Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah · Spiegel & Grau

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times * USA Today...
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9 - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Alexander, Michelle · NEW PR

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10 - The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk MD · Viking

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three...
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11 - I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Michelle McNamara · Harper Perennial

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan, NPR | Paste | Seattle Times | Entertainment Weekly | Esquire | Slate | Buzzfeed | Jezebel | Philadelphia Inquirer | Publishers Weekly | Kirkus Reviews | Library Journal | Bustle | Mother Jones | Real...
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12 - White rage : the unspoken truth of our racial divide

Carol Anderson · Bloomsbury USA

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction...

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13 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations...
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14 - The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

John M Barry · Penguin Books

At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year...
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15 - The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism

Jemar Tisby · Zondervan

An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically--up to the present day--worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response. The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore...
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