Books to Honor Black History Month at the Trustee Library

For the month of February, the Trustee Library will have a Black History Month display featuring the following books and many others:

“We Were Eight Years in Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates: From the author of “Between the World and Me,” this book contains eight essays first published in The Atlantic along with eight additional essays reflecting on the years of the Obama administration.

“Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement” by Angela Y. Davis: This new collection of essays, interviews and speeches explores the historical and global context of oppression and state violence.

“Don’t Call Us Dead” by Danez Smith: Poet D.A. Powell describes this riveting collection as being filled with “poems of insistence and resistance.” These poems explore what it means to be male, black, gay and HIV positive in America.

“Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge: A London-based journalist, Reni Eddo-Lodge examines how race is discussed and tackles structural and institutional racism head-on.

“The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein: Rothstein, an authority on housing policy, offers a clear and expansive history of racial segregation through discriminatory laws and policy decisions.

“The Fire this Time” by Jesmyn Ward: This collection of essays and poems on race echo the themes of James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” and wrestles with the past, present and future of race relations in America.

“Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward: Winner of the National Book Award, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” follows an interracial Mississippi family through the eyes of 13-year-old Jojo.