NYT Paperback Nonfiction
Bestseller List for July 12, 2020
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
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
A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.
THE COLOR OF LAW
A case for how the American government abetted racial segregation in metropolitan areas across the country.
Spiegel & Grau
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
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
The president emerita of Spelman College examines whether self-segregation is a problem or a coping strategy.
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
Spiegel & Grau
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
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
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
MY GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS
A therapist who specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy and violence prevention explains racism's effect on the body.
THE COLOR OF COMPROMISE
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.
Yuval Noah Harari
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
Robin Wall Kimmerer
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.