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Racial Justice and Pride Picks

  • The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America by Thom Hartmann
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 by Juan Williams
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino
  • Shut it Down: Stories From a Fierce, Loving Resistance by Lisa Fithian
  • The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
    • (see also: Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi)
  • The Hidden History of the War on Voting by Thom Hartmann
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment by Thom Hartmann
  • I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin
  • 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
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindnessby Michelle Alexander
    • (Note: Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide by Daniel Hunter is available online as a free e-book.)
  • Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene A. Carruthers
  • The Stonewall Reader by The New York Public Library
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  • The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America by Eric Cervini
  • Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton
  • Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals by Saidiya Hartman
  • No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies by E. Patrick Johnson
  • A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

2020 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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