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Books on Racial Justice and Novels Written by Black Authors

This is a selection of recommended books and articles that deal specifically with racism, as well as novels written by Black writers which offer insight into the experience of being Black in America. We welcome additional suggestions - please send to Rabbi Jaffe.

Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"The Case for Reparations" - Ta-Nehisi Coates

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittany Cooper

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (YA fiction)

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century - William A. Darity  and  A. Kirsten Mullen 

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America - Richard Rothstein

Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom - David Blight

The Case for Black Reparations - Boris Bittker

Sat, October 24 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781