Black history, health & culture

February 4, 2019

The library has worked with the Office of Equity and Inclusion to highlight books in our collection that address the history, health, and culture of African Americans. A couple of recent additions to the library that you’ll find in the display are Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth and Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land.

We will we have more new books to share during the month-long celebration, and we also encourage you to look at the suggested readings from Ayasha Shamsud-Din’s email:

  • Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2012)
  • James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (Penguin Books, 1973)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau, 2017)
  • bell hooks, Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery (Routledge, 2015)
  • Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)
  • Danielle L. McGuire, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance – a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Vintage Books, 2011)
  • Michelle Obama, Becoming (Crown Publishing Group, 2018)
  • Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk about Race (Seal Press, 2018)