Do you want to read outside your comfort zone in 2021?  Take Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge—a list of 24 categories of books that you may not have read before.  To keep you motivated, we’ll feature one of the categories each week in the e-newsletter along with suggestions from our collection and beyond.  We’re going to feature the categories in order of how they appear on the list, but feel free to tackle the them in any order you like!  For the full list from Book Riot, click here.

How to be an Anti Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility by Robin J. DiAngelo

The Black and the Blue by Matthew Horace

My Brother Moochie by Isaac J. Bailey

American Poison: how racial hostility destroyed our promise by Eduardo Porter

See No Stranger by Valerie Kaur

White Too Long by Robert P. Jones

Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin

What the Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric Dyson

On The Other Side of Freedom: the case for hope by DeRay McKesson

Policing The Black Man edited by Angela Davis

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? By Mumia Abu-Jamal

Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel

Stamped by Jason Reynolds


Something Happened in Our Town by Mariane Celano

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Wells Hudson ; foreword by Ashley Bryan

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester