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Books About Race in America

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

I've pre-scheduled this post for the exact moment that I'll start a presentation on the topic of books to understand race and racism in the United States. Lots of people who can't attend asked for the handout, so I thought I might as well make it a blog post.

If you want to print it, here's the pdf file: Presentation handout.

Books about race in America

The Ethical Society Forum, September 17, 2017
Joy Weese Moll


White Trash by Nancy Isenberg

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Sugar in the Blood by Andrea Stuart

The Wake of the Wind by J. California Cooper

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Devil in the Grove by Thurgood Marshall


The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Pushout by Monique W. Morris

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Never Been a Time by Harper Barnes

Race, Place, and Suburban Policing by Andrea S. Boyles

Mapping Decline by Colin Gordon

Book Club Kit

House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Join the Community for Understanding and Hope (CFUH) Book Group for our annual potluck and book selection meeting on Thursday, September 21 at Eliot Unitarian Chapel, 100 S. Taylor, Kirkwood. Bring a dish to share and books that you'd like to read with us.

This handout and a list of all 84 books we've read are on my blog today:

Books about Race in America

About Joy Weese Moll

a librarian writing about books

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