NYT Race and Civil Rights

Bestseller List for January 15, 2017

BORN A CRIME
Trevor Noah
Spiegel & Grau
9780399588174
0-399-58817-5
A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show,” whose birth was the result of an illegal (under apartheid) relationship between a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother.
HIDDEN FIGURES
Margot Lee Shetterly
HarperCollins
9780062363602
0-06-236360-3
The story, based in part on interviews, of the black women mathematicians who were hired as “computers” by the precursor of NASA during World War II. The basis of the forthcoming movie.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Spiegel & Grau
9780812993547
0-8129-9354-3
A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of The Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage son. Winner of the National Book Award.
THE NEW JIM CROW
Michelle Alexander
New Press
9781595586438
1-59558-643-1
A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs” and its impact on black men.
JUST MERCY
Bryan Stevenson
Spiegel & Grau
9780812984965
0-8129-8496-X
A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient's memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.
MARCH TRILOGY
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Top Shelf Productions
9781603093958
1-60309-395-8
All three volumes of Representative John Lewis's memoir of the civil rights movement are collected here.
MARCH: BOOK 1
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Top Shelf Productions
9781603093002
1-60309-300-1
Representative John Lewis of Georgia describes his childhood and the beginning of his involvement in the civil rights movement. The first volume of a trilogy.
MISADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL
Issa Rae
Atria / 37 INK
9781476749099
1-4767-4909-4
Humorous essays on what it is like to be awkward in a world that glorifies cool.
YOU CAN'T TOUCH MY HAIR
Phoebe Robinson
Penguin
9780143129202
0-14-312920-1
Essays by a stand-up comic on topics like race, gender, dating and feminism.
STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING
Ibram X Kendi
Nation
9781568584638
1-56858-463-6
The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.