NYT Paperback Nonfiction
Bestseller List for September 27, 2020
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
A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
Bessel van der Kolk
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS
An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South.
BORN A CRIME
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
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
A case for how the American government abetted racial segregation in metropolitan areas across the country.
STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING
Ibram X Kendi
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
A law professor on the “war on drugs” and its role in the disproportionate incarceration of Black men.
A brush with death causes the historian to reflect on the fragility of health and examine weaknesses within our commercial medicine system.
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
The president emerita of Spelman College examines whether self-segregation is a problem or a coping strategy.
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
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
A therapist who specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy and violence prevention explains racism's effect on the body.
KNOW MY NAME
A sexual assault victim reclaims her identity and challenges our culture and criminal justice system as they relate to this issue.