Launched by OverDrive in response to the demand for books on antiracism and social justice, Black Lives Matter Community Reads 2020 offers acclaimed works that focus on #ownvoices so that we can read, listen, learn, and grow together in our understanding and knowledge of race relations. These titles are highly recommended for both solo readers and book club discussion.
Why this book & why now?
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
A contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo, Editor-at-Large of the Establishment, answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.
Ijeoma Oluo is an editor-at-large and contributing writer at The Establishment and various other journals. She has also performed as a speaker, storyteller, and stand-up comic on a wide variety of topics including race, parenting, feminism, online harassment, and social justice.