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14 books by black authors that are shaping our conversation about race

02.21.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles
Sometimes the best way to understand the world around us is to stop and pick up a book. That's certainly true of race and power in America. Whether it's through thoughtful essays, gripping fiction, or haunting poems, contemporary black authors have been publishing a number of books that are shaping our conversations about race for readers of all ages.

Some books tackle larger issues like mass incarceration and police violence. Others offer intimate portraits of individual characters to showcase the world as experienced through different perspectives. But no matter the scope, black writers are using literature as a way to explore race and the effects of racism on the world around us. Read more... More about Books, Social Good, Black History Month, Race, and Mashreads

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