Hello, readers! As I mentioned last week, this new series of posts will offer 5 books for each Book Bingo category.
“Anti-racist” is up next, and there are so many great books to choose from.
Finally, I selected 3 nonfiction books: a moving memoir, a powerful sociological/self-improvement book, and an historical perspective; and 2 works of fiction: a heart-rending novel and a soul-stirring YA book.
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
As I mentioned, there are many, many remarkable anti-racist books. For more suggestions, check out these articles:
- “The Anti-Racist Reading List: 38 Books For Those Open to Changing Themselves, and Their World” by Ibram X. Kendi (from The Atlantic)
- “Several Antiracist Books Are Selling Out. Here’s What Else Black Booksellers and Publishers Say You Should Read” by Suyin Haynes (from Time)
- “14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens Recommended by BIPOC Teachers and Librarians” by Jackie Reeve (from The New York Times)
With so many books to choose from, what book about anti-racism are you going to read next?