Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up in a world where we never have to worry about race relations and just live and let live? It doesn’t have to be only a wish, it starts with an open heart, having a conversation with a friend who is on the receiving end of racism, listening, caring, and in this case, reading a book by some of the finest authors. They have used using literature to explore race and the effects of racism on the world around us today. Their books do not just shape conversations, they reveal what we all already know but help you understand it better and teach you how to be anti-racist.
Here are the 12 books about race that deserve a read:
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, from $10.99.
JASON REYNOLDS, IBRAM X. KENDI
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, from $9.99.
Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires, from $26.99.
STEPHANIE E. JONES-ROGERS
They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, from $16.50.