Reading about Race

Talking about race is incredibly complicated and even the experts struggle with it. The following reading lists include titles available at our library that address civil rights, justice, and race. It is our hope that these books can help us begin to understand.

Since 1935, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards has recognized writers whose works confront racism and celebrate diversity. The administration of this award was entrusted to the Cleveland Foundation in 1963 by Edith Anisfield Wolf. Today it remains the only American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity.

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2016 Anisfield Wolf Book Awards