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Further Reading


Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2012.

Higginbotham, F. Michael. Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America. NYU Press, 2013.  

Jimerson, Randall C. Archives Power: Memory, Accountability, and Social Justice. Society of Americal Archivists, 2009. 

Marable, Manning. Living Black History: How Reimagining the African-Americna Past Can Remake America's Racial Future. Perseus Books Group, 2006.

Rankine, Claudia. Citizen: An American Lyric. Graywolf Press, 2014.    

Smith, Mark M. How Race is Made: Slavery, Segregation, and the Senses. The University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Ward, Jesmyn. The Fire This Time: A New Generation of Speaks about Race. Scribner, 2016.  

Wilkerson, Isabella. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Vintage Books, 2011.


Black Youth and Avenues of Protest

Howard, Tyrone C. "Why Black Lives (and Minds) Matter: Race, Freedom Schools & the Quest for Educational Equity." The Journal of Negro Education, vol. 85, no. 2, 2016, pp. 101-113.

Levinson, Cynthia. The Youngest Marcher. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017.

Levitt, Jeremy I. "'Fuck Your Breath': Black Men and Youth, State Violence, and Human Rights in the 21st Century." Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, vol. 49, 2015, pp. 1-22. 

Mickenberg, Julia L. and Philip Nel. "Radical Children’s Literature Now!" Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2011, pp. 445-473. 

Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi: The Classic Autobiography of Growing Up Poor and Black in the Rural South. Dial Press, 1968.

Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. From #BLACKLIVESMATTER to Black Liberation. Haymarket Books, 2016.

Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give. Balzer + Bray, 2017.  

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Blackness: Representations and Reception

Davis, Angela. Are Prisons Obsolete? Seven Stories Press, 2003.

Harris-Perry, Melissa V. Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. Yale University Press, 2011.  

Lott, Eric. Love & Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Painter, Nell Irvin. The History of White People. Norton, 2010.