Books for Black History Month
LOVE IS THE WAY by BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY
The Bishop's newest book released September 22. Walk the path of love with one of the warmest, most beloved spiritual leaders of our time, and learn how to put faith into action.
I'M STILL HERE by Austin Brown
An eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America.
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America
An eye-opening look at how young Arab- and Muslim- Americans are forging lives for themselves in a country that often mistakes them for the enemy.
Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal gives voice to the many people of color who have fallen to police bullets or racist abuse, and offers the post-Ferguson generation advice on how to address police abuse in the United States in this collection of his radio commentaries.
THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST by Tiffany Jewell
20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work. Featured by Oprah's Book Club on the Anti-Racist Books for Young Adults list.
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
“A clear and convincing dissection of racism and the white denial that perpetuates it.” – Our Best Adult Books of 2017 – Nonfiction, starred review, Shelf Awareness
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
Short, emotional, literary, powerful—Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.
THE FIRE THIS TIME : A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
A surprise New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful.
WHITE FRAGILITY by ROBIN DIANGELO
Explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha Trethewey
A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy.
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
THE FIRE NEXT TIME by JAMES BALDWIN
“Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates
BLACK CHURCH: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song by HENRY LOUIS GATES
The companion book to the PBS series.
CROOKED TRUTH by Kristine F Anderson
Set in the 1940s in rural Georgia. Both a coming-of-age story and a rendering of the post-WWII South, the story revolves around race and class and family secrets
MINDFUL OF RACE : Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King
Drawing on her expertise as a meditation teacher and diversity consultant, King offers guided instructions on how to work with our own role in the story of race and shows us how to cultivate a culture of care to come to a place of greater clarity and comp