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Best Books of 2019 to Fight Racism and Xenophobia

  • NONFICTION

    BLACK IS THE BODY

    FEB. 1, 2019

  • NONFICTION

    BIASED

    MARCH 26, 2019

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

BIASED

by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Compelling and provocative, this is a game-changing book about how unconscious racial bias impacts our society and what each... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    STONY THE ROAD

    APRIL 2, 2019

HISTORY

STONY THE ROAD

by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

A provocative, lucid, and urgent contribution to the study of race in America. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SURVIVAL MATH

    MARCH 5, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SURVIVAL MATH

by Mitchell S. Jackson

A potent book that revels in the author’s truthful experiences while maintaining the jagged-grain, keeping-it-a-100, natural... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES

    OCT. 8, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES

by Saeed Jones

A memoir of coming to terms that’s written with masterful control of both style and material. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD

    FEB. 13, 2019

NONFICTION

THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD

by Toni Morrison

Powerful, highly compelling pieces from one of our greatest writers. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE UNGRATEFUL REFUGEE

    SEPT. 3, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE UNGRATEFUL REFUGEE

by Dina Nayeri

A unique, deeply thought-out refugee saga perfect for our moment. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BREATHE

    SEPT. 17, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BREATHE

by Imani Perry

A masterfully poetic and intimate work that anchors mothering within the long-standing tradition of black resistance and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AUDIENCE OF ONE

    SEPT. 10, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

AUDIENCE OF ONE

by James Poniewozik

This intelligent eye-opener belongs on the small shelf of valuable books that help explain how Trump created his base. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    UNTIL WE RECKON

    MARCH 5, 2019

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