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Adults’ Book Recommendations:

Social Injustice and Racism



The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

  • Heidi W. Durrow


  • Yaa Gyasi

No One Ever Asked

  • Katie Ganshert

Such a Fun Age

  • Kiley Reid



A People’s History of the United States

  • Howard Zinn

An African American and Latinx History of the United States

  • Paul Ortiz

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

  • Maxwell King

The History of White People

  • Nell Irvin Painter

How to Be an Antiracist

  • Ibram X. Kendi

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

  • Derf Backderf

Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

  • Layla F. Saad

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

  • Michelle Alexander

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics

  • Deborah Riley Draper

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

  • Carolina De Robertis

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America

  • Jennifer Harvey

So You Want to Talk about Race

  • Ijeoma Oluo

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

  • Michael Eric Dyson

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time

  • Greg Mortenson

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

  • Robin DiAngelo

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

  • Carol Anderson

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: An Other Conversations about Race

  • Beverly Tatum