Friday Book Talk

Children Picks

  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Separate Is Never Equal:  Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • We Are Grateful, Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
  • Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
  • Separate Is Never Equal:  Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Sit-In:  How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkey
  • Frederick’s Journey: the life of Frederick Douglass

Teen Picks

  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • American Street by Ibi Aanu Zoboi
  • Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  • I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina
  • Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Alexie Sherman
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes
  • Another Day In the Death of America by Gary Younge
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas 

Adult Picks

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Sundown Towns by James Loewen
  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
  • An American Summer by Alex Kotlowitz
  • Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Velvet Rope Economy by Nelson Schwartz
  • Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle
  • Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
  • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • The Truths we Hold by Kamala Harris
  • White Kids by Margaret Hagerman