Beloved Community Book Recommendations

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Authors and Book Titles                                                  
Akbar, Na'Im   
Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery

Alexander, Michelle
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Color Blindness

Allen, Theodore W.
The Invention of the White Race

Anderson, Carol
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Racial Divide

Blackmon, Douglas A.
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to WWII

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo
Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Inequality in America

Butler, Paul
Choke Hold: Policing Black Men

Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Between the World and Me

Cone, James H.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Curry, Michael B.
Crazy Christians : A Call to Follow Jesus

DeGruy, Joy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America Coping of Enduring Injury and Healing

Dyson, Michael Eric
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Halberstam, David
The Children

Hamilton, Adam
Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today and When Christians Get it Wrong

Harvey, Jennifer
Dear White Christians

Hill, Daniel
White Awake : An Honest Look At What It Means To Be White

Irving, Debby
Waking Up White

Kendi, Ibram X.
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas

Lowery, Wesley
They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement

McNeil, Brenda Salter
Roadmap to Reconciliation

Meeks, Catherine
Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America

Morris, Monique W.
Black Stats: African Americans by the numbers in the 21st century

Morrison, Toni
Beloved

Painter, Nell Irvin
The History of White People

Picot, Jodi
Small Great Things

Rothstein, Richard
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Shaper, Donna
40 Day Journey with Howard Thurman

Sharfstein, Daniel
The Invisible Line: A Secret History of Race in America

Stevenson, Bryan
Just Mercy

Tatum, Beverly Daniel
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?:  And Other Conversations About Race 

Thurman, Howard
Jesus and the Disinherited

Tochluk, Shelly
Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It

Tutu, Desmond and Mpho
Made for Goodness  and The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path of Healing Ourselves and Our World

Vance, J.D.
Hillbilly Elegy

Wallis, Jim
America’s Original Sin

Washington, James M. (ed.)
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King

Whitehead, Colson
The Underground Railroad

Wilkerson, Isabel
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Wise, Jim
White Like Me