Professional Book Nerds

Professional Book Nerds

We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!... Show More
June 3, 2020 37 min
Ep. #450 - On today's episode, Jill and Adam share a list of antiracism books written by black authors. These books are meant to inform and educate readers about the ongoing experience of Black Americans including racial profiling, police brutality, abuse, and more.  *Note: The titles selected lean more in the adult and young adult levels. If you're looking for titles more appropriate for young children, email us at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com and we'll provide you additional suggestions. Books mentioned in this episode: Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad  So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson Blackballed by Darryl Pickney How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi  They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange  The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin The Fire This Time collected and edited by Jesmyn Ward When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele
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