Mandatory Summer Reading List: 10 Trending Black Culture Books You Need to Educate Yourself

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few weeks since George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, it’s that white people have a lot of work to do around acknowledging and fighting racism. Whether you need a refresher on the history of discrimination in the U.S., seek a better understanding of how society holds black folks back, or want a script to help you talk about race with family members and friends, books are one of the best resources to turn to. And right now, books on black culture are trending like never before. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best reads so you can educate yourself and get involved in creating a new, antiracist world.

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