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#1 WHITE FRAGILITY

Robin DiAngelo

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

On the bestsellers list for 107 weeks


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#2 SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE

Ijeoma Oluo

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

On the bestsellers list for 18 weeks


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#3 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Bessel van der Kolk

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

On the bestsellers list for 100 weeks


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#4 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

On the bestsellers list for 223 weeks


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#5 THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS

Isabel Wilkerson

An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South.

On the bestsellers list for 38 weeks

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#6 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

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

On the bestsellers list for 84 weeks


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#7 THE COLOR OF LAW

Richard Rothstein

A case for how the American government abetted racial segregation in metropolitan areas across the country.

On the bestsellers list for 21 weeks


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#8 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.

On the bestsellers list for 18 weeks


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#9 THE NEW JIM CROW

Michelle Alexander

A law professor on the “war on drugs” and its role in the disproportionate incarceration of Black men.

On the bestsellers list for 204 weeks


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#10 WHY ARE ALL THE BLACK KIDS SITTING TOGETHER IN THE CAFETERIA?

Beverly Daniel Tatum

The president emerita of Spelman College examines whether self-segregation is a problem or a coping strategy.

On the bestsellers list for 12 weeks


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#11 ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

On the bestsellers list for 74 weeks


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#12 FEAR

Bob Woodward

Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#13 ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Ron Chernow

A biography of the first Treasury secretary and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. The basis of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

On the bestsellers list for 119 weeks

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#14 MY GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS

Resmaa Menakem

A therapist who specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy and violence prevention explains racism's effect on the body.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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#15 MY OWN WORDS

Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W Williams

A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.

On the bestsellers list for 9 weeks


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