Life during a pandemic has been anything but normal, though most of us have stumbled upon more free-time than normal. New hobbies have been taken up, and old ones revisited. One hobby that has become a part of my daily life is reading. *Disclaimer: I love to read, but I don’t always remain consistent!*
Two of my favorite authors are Elizabeth Acevedo and Angie Thomas, I have a tendency to buy their books upon their releases. Though the six books that I am recommending to you are not by my favorite authors, they are crucial in the understanding of social injustices primarily regarding Black people.
1. Reading between the lies - Dick Gregory
2. Stamped - Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
3. Caste - Isabel Wilkerson
4. Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson
5. A Different Vision - Susan Anglada Bartley
6. Reading, Writing and Racism - Bree Picower
*Here is another Disclaimer: I have not completed all of these readings, mostly because “downtime” hasn’t been a part of my daily life for a while.
Despite my lack of completion, I have noticed that these six books are key in informing the minds of youth and adults who are trying to better understand the various struggles that have affected and continue to affect the Black community.
*Final Disclaimer: If you are interested in reading any of these books together, I am more than happy to partner with you!