Becoming Beloved Community Suggested Reading
This list is just a beginning selection of books. Books in bold were used in the development of St. Martin’s Becoming Beloved Community: Sacred Conversations on Race class.
Between the World and Me. Ta-Nehisi Coates. Spiegel & Grau: 2015.
Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development. Enid Lee, Deborah Menkart, Margo Okazawa-Rey. Teaching for Change, 2002
Courageous Conversations about Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools. Glenn E. Singleton. Corwin Press, 2014.
How to be an Anti-Racist. Ibram Kendi. One World. 2019.
It's the Little Things: Everyday Interactions that Anger, Annoy, and Divide the Races. Lena Williams. HoughtonMifflin Harcourt, 2002
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. Alice Goffman. University of Chicago Press, 2014.
"Multiplication is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children. Lisa D. Delpit. The New Press, 2012
Raising Race Questions: Whiteness and Inquiry in Education (Practitioner Inquiry). Ali Michael. Teachers College Press, 2014.
Slavery in Philadelphia: A History of Resistance, Denial and Wealth. Phillip Seitz. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Ibram Kendi. Nation Books, 2016.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander. The New Press, 2010.
Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Debby Irving. Elephant Room Press, 2014.
White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. Tim Wise. Soft Skull Press, 2004.
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": And Other Conversations about Race. Beverly Daniel Tatum. Basic Books, 2003
Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) (Youth fiction) Laurie Halse Anderson. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010.
Disgruntled: A Novel. Asali Solomon. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children. (Youth fiction) Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Puffin Books, 2013
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. (Vols 1 and 2). (Teen fiction) M.T. Anderson. Candlewick, 2008.
Tags: Racial Justice