Hot Summer Reads

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June 2, 2016—Whether you are traveling, spending time at home, or performing your usual routine this summer, there is always time to indulge in a good book. Here are some 2016 summer book recommendations from the Bunche Center. These books cover a wide arrange of topics from African American literature to research to politics. We have also included some books by Bunche Center affiliated faculty and/or authors who have spoken at the Center (noted in asterisk). We hope you will find these books informative, enjoyable, and inspiring. Also, don’t forget, the Bunche Center Library and Media Center is open over the summer – check the website for summer hours. Happy Reading!

  1. *Ade: A Love Story by Rebecca Walker
  2. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. *Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males by Tyrone Howard
  4. Citizen by Claudia Rankine
  5. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood….and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin
  6. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
  7. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  8. *Race, Equity and Education: Sixty Years from Brown by Pedro Noguera
  9. The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson
  10. United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good by Cory Booker



For more information on some these books and their reviews, check out the New York Times.


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