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Friday, September 27, 2013

Atlantic's #1book140: Race in the US

Woah. Huge thank you to J. Nathan Matias for including me as a recommender in this month's #1book140 book club at The Atlantic. Head over there to check out some great titles to read on race in the United States.

The other folks recommending books (Ta-Nehisi Coates, Latoya Peterson, Baratunde Thurston) are admittedly waaay out of my league, but I appreciate being invited. What a treat to be included with the big kids for a day!

BTSF's work for racial justice and reconciliation would not be possible without the many who have come before and who continue to offer their wisdom today. Check some other books I recommended that didn't make it onto The Atlantic's list:

The Bluest Eye (Morrison)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X)
Ceremony (Silko)
Kira-Kira (Kadohata)
Racism without Racists (Bonilla-Silva)
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria (Tatum)
Lies My Teacher Told Me (Loewen)
The Color Purple (Walker)
House on Mango Street (Cisneros)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Díaz)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Alexie)
Invisible Man (Ellison)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Jacobs)

Anyway, head over to The Atlantic to choose what book you'd like to discuss for this October's #1book140 discussion and then stay tuned next month to read, learn, and grow.


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