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Books That Woke Me Up

All of these books touched a nerve in me at various times in my life. The list is by no means exhaustive as there are many books I and authors I have yet to read. I had hoped to reach 50 but didn't want to wait much longer to publish it. Hopefully you'll be challenged to pick up a few of these for looks at life through different lenses and continue to grow as I do.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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Alice (Whoopie Goldberg)
Alice (Whoopie Goldberg)
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
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Celia, a Slave (Melton A. Mclaurin)
Celia, a Slave (Melton A. Mclaurin)
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The Civil War (Ken and Rick Burns)
The Civil War (Ken and Rick Burns)
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The Color of Law (Richard Rothstein)
The Color of Law (Richard Rothstein)
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Durango Street (Frank Bonham)
Durango Street (Frank Bonham)
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The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South (Bruce Levine)
The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South (Bruce Levine)
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Four Hundred Souls (Ibram X. Kendi)
Four Hundred Souls (Ibram X. Kendi)
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How to Be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
How to Be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
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I'm Gonna Push Through (Jasmyn Wright)
I'm Gonna Push Through (Jasmyn Wright)
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs)
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The Invention of the White Race (Theodore W. Allen)
The Invention of the White Race (Theodore W. Allen)
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Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (Sudan, South Sudan)
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (Sudan, South Sudan)
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Nappy Hair (Carolivia Herron)
Nappy Hair (Carolivia Herron)
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Frederick Douglass/USA)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Frederick Douglass/USA)
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The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow
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A People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn)
A People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn)
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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (Dr. Joy Degruy)
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (Dr. Joy Degruy)
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Privilege, Power, and Difference (Alan G. Johnson)
Privilege, Power, and Difference (Alan G. Johnson)
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Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence (Derald Wing Sue)
Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence (Derald Wing Sue)
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Racism: A Very Short Introduction (Ali Rattansi)
Racism: A Very Short Introduction (Ali Rattansi)
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Roots (Alex Haley)
Roots (Alex Haley)
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Slaves in the Family (Edward Ball)
Slaves in the Family (Edward Ball)
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So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo)
So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo)
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The Souls of Black Folk (W. E. B. Du Bois)
The Souls of Black Folk (W. E. B. Du Bois)
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Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi)
Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi)
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This Is the Fire (Don Lemon)
This Is the Fire (Don Lemon)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
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The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
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Understanding White Privilege (Frances Kendall)
Understanding White Privilege (Frances Kendall)
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Unworthy Republic (Claudio Saunt)
Unworthy Republic (Claudio Saunt)
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The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide (Carol Anderson)
We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide (Carol Anderson)
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White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White (Daniel Hill)
White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White (Daniel Hill)
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White Fragility (Robin Diangelo)
White Fragility (Robin Diangelo)
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