Illinois Bookseller Shares Her Recommended Reading About Race
In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, booksellers have been inundated with requests for books about race in America.
The 21st talked with Verlean Singletary, owner of the online bookseller, Da Book Joint, about her recommendations.
Verlean's recommended titles:
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race, edited by Jesmyn Ward
Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine
They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement, by Wesley Lowery
Heavy: An American Memoir, by Kiese Laymon
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson