Thursday, June 4, 2020

Virtual Browsing: Books on Race in America

In light of current events and protests, there's been a surge of interest in books about race and inequity in the United States. I've added many titles to my To Be Read List and will feature those an upcoming blog. Until then, here are some recent reads I've found insightful.                      

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

In this powerful award-winning book and its film adaptation, an African American teen finds herself at the center of a protest movement stemming from a police shooting. 

Available as an eBook and eAudiobook

Blood at the Root by Patrick Phillips

This nonfiction book analyzes racial oppression in North Georgia throughout the 20th Century. It's an eye-opening book of local history written by a former resident of the area. 

Available as an eBook and eAudiobook


The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehise Coates

This evocative historical fantasy paints a brutal picture of the pre Civil War era and presents a fascinating and inspiring what-if scenario.  

Available as an eBook and eAudiobook



Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

In this profound and award-winning book, the author compiles his own insights on race in American in a revealing letter to his adolescent son.  

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook

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Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist
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