Prominent Black Authors
With the new year in full swing, it is time to get serious about resolutions. If your New Year's goal was to read more, we've got you covered with this list of powerful reads by prominent Black authors.
From Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes to Joy Ann Reid's Fracture, these books will move you to live closer your truth, and help shape your understanding of black identity and culture in an ever-evolving America.
1. YEAR OF YES, BY SHONDA RHIMES
Columbia University professor Chris Emdin's forthcoming book, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood ... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education, will speak to educators who are looking for practical tools to engage urban students in the classroom. Integrating the forces of art and science, Emdin offers a path forward for education in the 21st century.
16. NOBODY: AMERICA'S WAR ON THE VULNERABLE, MARC LAMONT HILL
Set for release later this year, Marc Lamont Hill's book, Nobody: America's War on the Vulnerable from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond, presents an examination of America's treatment of what he calls, the "Nobody" class. In looking at the deaths of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, and others, Hill reveals the larger crisis for American citizens who find themselves on the intersections of being poor and black.