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Fifteen Books To Read This Summer

posted by Megan Uncapher

In the hard times we are facing currently, it is important to stay healthy and stay educated. Books are a great way to engross yourself in something new while still keeping your mind active and learning. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, Black Lives Matter protests proceeding, and here in the thick of Pride Month, here is a list of books related to said topics that will help you think about life a little differently while also keeping you entertained at home.

  1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race 
  2. By: Reni Eddo-Lodge


  1.  Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer
  2.  By: Heather Lende 


  1. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  2. By: Robin DiAngelo, and Michael Eric Dyson


  1. What If It’s Us
  2. By: Becky Albertalli, and Adam Silvera 

  1. But What If We’re Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
  2. By: Chuck Klosterman 


  1. How We Fight For Our Lives
  2. By: Saeed Jones


  1. The Hate U Give
  2. By: Angie Thomas 
  3. (The Hate U Give has also been made into a movie and can be watched on Amazon and Hulu)


  1. The Miseducation of Cameron Post 
  2. By: Emily M. Danforth
  3. (The Miseducation of Cameron Post has also been made into a movie and can be watched on Amazon and Hulu)


  1. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  2. By: Michelle Alexander 

  1. The Ones We Choose
  2. By: Julie Clark


  1.  When They Call You a Terrorist 
  2. By: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, and Asha Bandele, with a foreword by Angela Davis

If I Was Your Girl 
  1. By: Meredith Russo


  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  2. By: Mark Manson 


  1. This Is Not a Fashion Story 
  2. By: Danielle Berstien

  1. The Central Park Five
  2. By: Sarah Burns
  3. (The Central Park Five was also made into a movie and can be watched on Amazon, Similarly, Netflix has a series on the events in the book called When They See Us)

Topics: books, reading, student life, LGBT