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#1 THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED

John Bolton

The former national security advisor gives his account of the 17 months he spent working for President Trump.

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#2 WHITE FRAGILITY

Robin DiAngelo

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

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#3 HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST

Ibram X Kendi

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.

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#4 STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING

Ibram X Kendi

Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. A look at anti-Black racist ideas and their effect on the course of American history.

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#5 SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE

Ijeoma Oluo

A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.

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#6 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction. A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story, framed as a letter to the author's teenage son.

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#7 UNTAMED

Glennon Doyle

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

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#8 ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY

Layla F Saad

Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.

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#9 THE COLOR OF LAW

Richard Rothstein

An examination of the ways in which the government caused residential segregation through racial zoning and other systemic practices.

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#10 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

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#11 COUNTDOWN 1945

Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss

The Fox News Sunday anchor gives an account of the key people involved in and events leading up to America’s attack on Hiroshima in 1945.

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#12 THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE

Erik Larson

An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.

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#13 THE NEW JIM CROW

Michelle Alexander

A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs,” mass incarceration and their impact on Black men.

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#14 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

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#15 BECOMING

Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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