Bury My Heart At Wounded Kneeby Dee Brown Year Published: 1970, 2010
First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of American Indians during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages.
Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown introduces readers to great chiefs and warrors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes, revealing in heartwrenching detail the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that methodically stripped them of freedom. A forceful narrative still discussed today as revelatory and controversial, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee permanently altered our understanding of how the American West came to be defined.
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American Textbook Got Wrongby James W. Loewen Year Published: 1995, 2007
Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important―and successful―history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times.
What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls "an extremely convincing plea for truth in education." In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should―and could―be taught to American students.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?by Beverly Daniel Tatum Year Published: 2017
Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.
Time To Eat: A First Look at Table Mannersby Malika Saban Year Published: 2021
New York Times Recommended Books to Explain Racism and Protest to Childrenby Various Authors Year Published: Various Dates
Selected books below for Ages 0-3, 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, and 12+
The Snowy Dayby Ezra Jack Keats Year Published: 1962
Saturdayby Oge Mora Year Published: 2019
Hair Loveby Matthew A. Cherry Year Published: 2019
Each Kindnessby Jacqueline Woodson Year Published: 2012
The Youngest Marcherby Cynthia Levinson Year Published: 2017
Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injusticeby Veronica Chambers Year Published: 2018
All American Boysby Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Year Published: 2015
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemptionby Bryan Stevenson Year Published: 2015
Get Up for Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teachingby Michael Bonner Year Published: 2017
Building A House for Diversityby R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. Year Published: 1999
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated Americaby Richard Rothstein Year Published: 2017
More Courageous Conversations About Raceby Glenn E. Singleton Year Published: 2012
Race Mattersby Cornel West Year Published: 2001