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Reading Room: Suggested Books from the Not In Our Town Community

Not In Our Town
One Book/One Community Book Club Reading List
 
Suggested Books from the NIOT community

Note: This list is a work in progress and has been compiled through suggestions  from the NIOT community. It has not been thoroughly reviewed or curated by NIOT. We welcome additional suggestions and comments.

 
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Children’s Books:
Twenty and Ten by Claire Hucket Bishop
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz 
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
What I Like About Me by Allia Zobel Nolan
 
Fiction:
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Tis by Frank McCourt
 
Nonfiction:
 
Books About White Supremacist Alt-Right Extremist Groups
 
Biography / Memoir
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Citizen 13660 by by Mine Okubo
 
History
 
Exploring Racism, Implicit Bias & Other How To
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt
 
Poverty
 
Sexism
 
Books for Educators 
Identity Safe Classrooms, Grades 6-12: Pathways to Belonging and Learning by Becki Cohn-Vargas, Alexandrea Creer Kahn and Amy Epstein
 
Additional Book Lists We Recommend:
Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List
Explore essential titles selected by the Schomburg Center as it marks 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts, and culture. 
 
Book suggestions? Let us know. Email info@niot.org