Adult Non-fiction - Racial Equity

Here is a list of non-fiction books for adults that includes history, biography, and workbooks on the topic of racial equity.

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We are each other's harvest : celebrating African American farmers, land, and legacy - Baszile, Natalie,

Summary: "In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people's connection to the American land...

Contents: Foreword /by Natalie Baszile --Introduction /by Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg --Those winter Sundays /by Robert Hayden --Everyone beneath their own vine and fig tree : a remembering in seven parts /by...

The displaced : refugee writers on refugee lives

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers from around the world to explore and illuminate their experiences. Poignant...

Contents: Introduction / Viet Thanh Nguyen -- Last, first, middle / Joseph Azam -- Common story / David Bezmozgis -- Flesh and sand / Fatima Bhutto -- Perspective and What gets lost / Thi Bui -- How...

The making of Asian America : a history - Lee, Erika.

Summary: "The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the...

Contents: Beginnings : Asians in the Americas. Los Chinos in new Spain and Asians in early America ; Coolies -- The making of Asian America during the Age of Mass Migration and Asian Exclusion. Chinese...

We gon' be alright : notes on race and resegregation - Chang, Jeff,

Summary: "In his most recent book, Who We Be, Jeff Chang looked at how art and culture effected massive social changes in American society. Since the book was published, the country has been gripped by...

Contents: Introduction : The crisis cycle -- Is diversity for white people? On fearmongering, picture taking, and avoidance -- What a time to be alive : on student protest -- The odds : on cultural equity --...

Freedom is a constant struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement - Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-

Summary: In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression...

Contents: Progressive struggles against insidiuous capitalist individualism -- Ferguson reminds us of the importance of a global context -- We have to talk about systematic change -- On Palestine, G4S, and...

Our history is the future : Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of indigenous resistance - Estes, Nick,

Summary: In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest...

Contents: Siege -- Origins -- War -- Flood -- Red power -- Internationalism -- Liberation.

Unapologetic : a Black, queer, and feminist mandate for radical movement - Carruthers, Charlene A., 1985-

Summary: "Unapologetic is a 21st century guide to building a Black liberation movement through a Black queer feminist lens"--

Contents: All of us or none of us -- Reviving the Black radical imagination -- A case for reimagining the Black radical imagination -- Three commitments -- Five questions -- The Chicago model -- The mandate.

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness - Alexander, Michelle.

Summary: "As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been...

Contents: The rebirth of caste -- The lockdown -- The color of justice -- The cruel hand -- The new Jim Crow -- The fire this time.

When they call you a terrorist (Book Club Kit): a Black Lives Matter memoir - Khan-Cullors, Patrisse,

Summary: A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's...

Contents: Woodmere Book Club Kit contains 8 hardcovers

Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor - Saad, Layla F,

Summary: "When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would become a cultural movement. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors,...

Contents: Welcome to the work. A little about me ; What is white supremacy? ; Who is this work for? ; What you will need to do this work ; How to use this book ; Self-care, support, and sustainablity -- The...

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