Books I Wish My Teacher Had Read

The legal system can force open doors and sometimes even knock down walls, but it cannot build bridges. That job belongs to you and me.

— Justice Thurgood Marshall
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The New Jim CrowMichelle Alexander
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…Christopher Emdin
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in SchoolsMonique W. Morris
Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the 21 CenturyMonique W. Morris
Between The World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates
The Mis-Education of the NegroCarter Godwin Woodson
Drinking Coffee ElsewhereZZ Packer
The Light of the World: A MemoirElizabeth Alexander
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in AmericaTamara Winfrey Harris
The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Ident 
Dana Goldstein

Beverly Daniel Tatum
White Like MeTim Wise

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