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As part of LIA’s professional development agenda for July 2020, we will be participating in a book-club style activity that is intended to encourage staff to engage actively with anti-racist literature. As individuals and as a team, we are responsible for continuing to actively self-educate and work on unlearning internal biases in order to better care for our clients, our communities, and ourselves.

We invite you to join us this month by choosing a book from the list below and reading along with us. At the end of the month we will come together as a group to reflect on what we have learned. LIA is purchasing books from Reader’s World Bookstore in Holland, and we encourage you to do the same!

TitleAuthor
The New Jim CrowAlexander, Michelle
Between the World and MeCoates, Ta-Nehasi
Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and MineBernard, Emily
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and DoEberhardt, Jennifer L.
So You Want to Talk About RaceOluo, Ijeoma
Just MercyStevenson, Bryan
Post-Traumatic Slave SyndromeDeGruy, Joy
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for WhitenessChanning Brown, Austin
Good Talk: A Memoir in ConversationsJacobs, Mira
Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & IdentityGuo, Winona; Vulchi, Priya
The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through MindfulnessMagee, Rhonda
How to be AntiracistKendi, Ibram X.
Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First CenturyRoberts, Dorothy
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban AmericaMuhammad, Khalil Gibran 
The Autobiography of Malcolm XMalcolm X; Haley, Alex
Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical TraditionRobinson, Cedric J.
Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in AmericaJoseph, Peniel E.
Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesLorde, Audre
The Fire Next TimeBaldwin, James
Race or Ethnicity?: On Black and Latino IdentityGracia, Jorge J.E.
Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s FeminismHernández, Daisy; Rehman, Bushra  
Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration RaidLopez, William D.
UnaccompaniedZamora, Javier
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty QuestionsLuiselli, Valeria
Children of the LandHernandez Castillo, Marcelo
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United StatesDunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880Du Bois, W.E.B.
BelovedMorrison, Toni
The Bluest EyeMorrison, Toni
The Ways of White FolksHughes, Langston
Are we missing a book? Let us know your recommendations by commenting on this post!

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