NYT Paperback Nonfiction

Bestseller List for July 12, 2020

WHITE FRAGILITY
Robin DiAngelo
Beacon
9780807047415
0-8070-4741-4
Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.
STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING
Ibram X Kendi
Bold Type
9781568585987
1-56858-598-5
Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. A look at anti-Black racist ideas and their effect on the course of American history.
SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE
Ijeoma Oluo
Seal
9781580058827
1-58005-882-5
A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.
THE COLOR OF LAW
Richard Rothstein
Liveright
9781631494536
1-63149-453-8
A case for how the American government abetted racial segregation in metropolitan areas across the country.
JUST MERCY
Bryan Stevenson
Spiegel & Grau
9780812984965
0-8129-8496-X
A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.
THE NEW JIM CROW
Michelle Alexander
New Press
9781620971932
1-62097-193-3
A law professor on the “war on drugs” and its role in the disproportionate incarceration of Black men.
WHY ARE ALL THE BLACK KIDS SITTING TOGETHER IN THE CAFETERIA?
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Basic
9780465060689
0-465-06068-4
The president emerita of Spelman College examines whether self-segregation is a problem or a coping strategy.
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS
Isabel Wilkerson
Vintage
9780679763888
0-679-76388-0
An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South.
BORN A CRIME
Trevor Noah
Spiegel & Grau
9780399588198
0-399-58819-1
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
WHITE RAGE
Carol Anderson
Bloomsbury
9781632864130
1-63286-413-4
A historian documents a long timeline and pattern in which social, legal and economic advances for African-Americans have been countered with systemic and deliberate opposition.
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
Bessel van der Kolk
Penguin
9780143127741
0-14-312774-8
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
MY GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS
Resmaa Menakem
Central Recovery
9781942094470
1-942094-47-7
A therapist who specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy and violence prevention explains racism's effect on the body.
THE COLOR OF COMPROMISE
Jemar Tis
Zondervan Reflective
9780310113607
0-310-11360-1
A history of race from America's early colonial days through to the Black Lives Matter movement and a call for a more racially unified church.
SAPIENS
Yuval Noah Harari
Harper Perennial
9780062316110
0-06-231611-7
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
BRAIDING SWEETGRASS
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Milkweed Editions
9781571313560
1-57131-356-7
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.