Black History Is American History: A Recommended Reading List

Countless books on Black life in America fill libraries, online and brick and mortar stores. The following are recently published books recommended by Nyack’s Center for Racial Reconciliation (CRR). Established to be serve as an interdisciplinary vehicle that advocates for academic research and scholarship in the areas of racial reconciliation and social justice, these titles have been shared with our campus community and friends.

And more…

• The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander

• Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Cotes

• White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin J. DiAngelo

• Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery – Mark Charles and Soong Chah Rah

• White Awake: An honest look at what it means to be White – Daniel Hill

• How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi

• Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi

• The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Richard Rothstein

• I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in World Made for Whiteness – Austin Channing Brown

• White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide – Carol Anderson

• Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America – Michael Emerson and Christian Smith

• How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice – Jemar Tisby

• Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity – David Swanson

Wishing you happy reading and healthy conversations!