VT Reads 2020

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Vermont Humanities Council organizes a statewide community reading program every year where they invite communities to read the same book and engage in a variety of activities related to the book's themes. Join us in reading the Vermont Reads 2020 book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. 

Mississippi writer Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, runs headlong into the challenges faced by young black kids in a world that doesn’t value their bodies or respect their voices. Yet it’s a universal story about a young girl making the choice to speak out. Starr’s struggle to find her voice will likely resonate deeply with any kid who is facing down violence in their home, their neighborhood or their country. 

More Resources:

How to be an Antiracist
So you Want to Talk About Race
Black is the Body: Stories from my Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
The Color of Law : a Forgotten History of how our Government Segregated America
 I'm Still Here : Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
White Fragility : Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
The Sun Does Shine : How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Between the World and Me


Between the World and Me -Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America - Richard Rothstein

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in A World Made for Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown

Men we Reaped: A Memoir - Jesmyn Ward

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row - Anthony Ray Hinton

Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America - Ibram X. Kendi

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

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel - Zora Neale Hurston

Waking up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race - Debby Irving

What Truth Sounds Like : Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America - Michael Eric Dyson

White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism - Robin DiAngelo

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race - Beverly Daniel Tatum