We asked — you voted from a list of 100 books.
These are the Top 24 books selected for our 2023 Reading for Understanding monthly virtual discussions.
Over the next weeks, the members of our Reading for Understanding workgroup will select the final 12 books for 2023. Special thanks to the workgroup: Sabrina, Cherie, Ken, Alicia, Mary, Ida, Diane and Deborah.
Indigenous People’s History of the U.S. by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andres Resendez
Why We Can’t Wait by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones and others
Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross
Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America by Priya Fielding-Singh, PhD
Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism by Laura E. Gómez
Living While Black: Using Joy, Beauty, and Connection to Heal Racial Trauma by Guilaine Kinouani
A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America by David K. Shipler
An Uncommon Faith: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of African American Religion by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Colored People by Henry Louis Gates
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez
Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil by Susan Nieman
My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
African American and LatinX History of the U.S. by Paul Ortiz
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Participants are encouraged to continue learning through the Center’s Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward learning series.