Must Reads: Banned Books

9 banned books I highly recommend:

  1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  2. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  4. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
  5. Night by Elie Wiesel
  6. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story created by Nicole Hannah-Jones
  7. Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  8. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  9. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

My favorite?

The 1619 Project is a collection of 36 poems and writings that speak directly to our present day and illustrate true American history. I strongly encourage you to take the time to work through this heavy, literally and figuratively, masterpiece.

More banned books worth reading:

A beautiful banned book display at Elliot Bay Books in Seattle.
The audiobook of All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson had me pulled over in a parking lot ugly crying. Powerful and needed. Please read.

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