FamU Book Club

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Each book is connected to a Town Hall that you can find in the “Explore More” section, where you can take a deeper dive into any of the available content. The book club will be revolving and include a section for book suggestions.

Note: Bookshop.org is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. They are a benefit program dedicated to the public good. “By design, we give away over 75% of our profit margin to stores, publications, authors and others who make up the thriving, inspirational culture around books!” There is also a link that connects you to bookshops in your area.

From time to time, we will feature Black-owned and other local or online bookstores and welcome you to share suggestions!

Happy Reading!

Racism & Segregation In Schools

Town Hall #3

A book cover showing a closeup photo of a young Ruby Bridges

Through My Eyes

By Ruby Ridges

An illustrated book cover showing a young African American girl, Ruby Bridges, entering school with a mob of angry white parents and students behind her.

The Story of Ruby Bridges

By Robert Cole

A book cover with the title "why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?"

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

By Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

The Talk

Town Hall #4

A book cover showing a colorful graphic of the title, 'the talk.'

The Talk: Conversation about Race, Love & Truth

Edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson

A book cover with the title 'between the world and me.'

Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

A book cover showing the title 'uncomfortable conversations with a Black man', on a colorful background of orange and gray.

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

By Emmanuel Acho

An illustrated book cover showing an African American teenager sitting on a stool, surrounded by speech bubbles and the book title 'uncomfortable conversations with a Black boy.'

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

By Emmanuel Acho

A colorful book cover with the title 'How to be an antiracist'

How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi

Mental Health

Town Hall #5

A book cover with the title 'social (in)justice and mental  health"

Social (IN)Justice and Mental Health

By Edited by Ruth S. Shim, M.D, M.P.H. & Sarah Y Vinson, M.D.

An African American youth holds their hands over their face, under the title 'Black Mental Health Matters.'

Black Mental Health Matters

By Aaren Synder, LMFT

The School to Prison Pipeline

Town Hall #6

A book cover showing the back of an African American child while they face a wall, behind the book title 'Pushout.'

PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

By Monique W. Morris

A black-and-white collage of two photographs, one with a man holding a sign reading 'no justice no peace', and another man with a 'Black lives matter' sign and first raised in the air.

Hip-Hop and Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

By Daniel White Hodge et al

A Black man rests his head in is hands, under the subtitle 'a Black male educator's memoir.'

Voices from the School to Prison Pipeline

By Jr. M. Ed Ron King

Health

Town Hall #7

An illustration of an African American woman beneath the title 'empowhered health', where the letters 'her' in the first word are emphasized.

EmpowHERed Health: Reforming a Dismissive Health Care System

By S. Mayumi “Umi” Grisby

A book cover with the title 'the untold story.'

Henrietta Lacks the Untold Story

By Ron Lacks

A book cover with the hospital/medical icon on a bright red background.

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation of Black American from Colonial Times to Present

By Harriett A. Washington

Black Culture

Town Hall #8

An illustration of a young African American girl looking over her shoulder and smiling.

Honey, I Love

By Eloise Greenfield

A book cover showing a photograph of poet Langston Hughes

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

By Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad

A book cover with a woman looking intently at the photographer and the title 'no disrespect.'

No Disrespect

By Sister Souljah

Children’s section and Black culinary history books coming soon!

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