NYT Paperback Nonfiction

Bestseller List for September 27, 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.
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 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.
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
One World
9780399588198
0-399-58819-1
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
JUST MERCY
Bryan Stevenson
One World
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 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.
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.
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.
OUR MALADY
Timothy Snyder
Crown
9780593238899
0-593-23889-3
A brush with death causes the historian to reflect on the fragility of health and examine weaknesses within our commercial medicine system.
ON TYRANNY
Timothy Snyder
Tim Duggan
9780804190114
0-8041-9011-9
Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.
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.
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
Sonia Purnell
Penguin
9780735225312
0-7352-2531-1
The true story of a Baltimore socialite who joined a spy organization during World War II and became essential to the French Resistance.
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.
KNOW MY NAME
Chanel Miller
Penguin
9780735223721
0-7352-2372-6
A sexual assault victim reclaims her identity and challenges our culture and criminal justice system as they relate to this issue.