It has been said that we can never know how another person sees the world until we walk a mile in their shoes. But books have a way to providing that perspective.
As our country and our culture once more grapples with racial tension and the troubled history of our mutual past, books may be one of the keys to bringing us together.
The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Proud: My Fight For an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad
Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale by Andrew Kane
It may be simplistic to say that reading the books listed above or any book will help to solve our issues. However, I believe that by at least beginning to understand another’s perspective, the doors to communication, understanding, and diversity may truly start to open.