BLM: Community Read, Week 4

BLM: Community Read, Week 4

The final selection for the Libby/Overdrive Black Lives Matter: Community Read is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijomea Oluo.

“This breakout book explores the complex reality of today’s racial landscape–from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement–offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don’t dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.”

Overdrive/Libby has made unlimited quantities of the audiobook available for immediate download through July 26. Click here to download the title to your device.

The book is also available in ebook, print and CD audiobook. AAPLD cardholders can download the ebook, or place the book on hold for curbside pickup.

As our nation examines the complex issues of racial inequality and searches for solution, books such as these can offer new perspectives and understanding. We are glad to have been a part of this effort by Overdrive and the North Suburban Digital Consortium to offer four anti-racism/Own Voices titles to our patrons. We hope it’s been valuable to you as well.

To find more anti-racism title suggestions, check out this post from the Adult Services blog, call or email for customized Readers Advisory recommendations.