There is more for all of us to know.

There always is more to know about the issues, histories and efforts that have shaped our state, nation and the world. There always is more to know about the champions of positive change whose ideas and efforts model the best of civic engagement, courage and collaboration. 

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American History 

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

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness

Frank Baumgartner, Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race

Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Gross, A Black Women’s History of the United States

Michael Bronski, A Queer History of the United States

Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah, Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery

James Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Anna-Lisa Cox, The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality

Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States

Nilda Flores-González, Citizens but Not Americans: Race and Belonging Among Latino Millennials

Andrea Flynn, The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow

Dina Gilio-Whitaker, As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, From Colonization to Standing Rock

Dominque DuBois Glliard, Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores

Troy Johnson, Joanne Nagel and Duane Champagne, American Indian Activism: Alcatraz to the Longest Walk

Stephanie Jones-Rogers, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Ibram Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Erika Lee, The Making of Asian America: A History

Erika Lee, America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

Ersula Ore, Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric and American Identity

Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People

Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Se3gregated America

Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Ray Suarez, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped A Nation

Candace Taylor, Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, From #BlackLIvesMatter to Black Liberation

Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism

Harriet Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans From Colonial Times to the Present

Ida B. Wells, The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

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

Chris Zepeda-Millán, Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization and Activism