April 2021 Book Suggestions

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me - Middlebury College - OverDrive
"This first book is an amazing read. In summary, it is a letter written to the authors teenage son on what it means to be black in the United States and what does it mean to live within a black body. He goes through his educational experience and the significance of going to a historically black university, and much more." - Avis Carrero, CEE Alumni
Unapologetic: A Black, queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements:  Carruthers, Charlene: 9780807019412: Amazon.com: Books

"The second book is an amazing guide on what it means to hold a vision for social justice movements--especially when considering the compounding nature along various axes of difference. It challenges the reader to think critically about their activist praxis and commitments that we must question along the way." - Avis Carrero, CEE Alumni

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous Ocean Vuong

Amazon.com: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel (9780525562023):  Vuong, Ocean: Books

"The third book is a novel that can be summarized as a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. This story is centralized around the experience of a family surviving the Vietnam war and life following that in Connecticut. The author describes experiences with masculinity, race, class, and queer-ness--A very god read." - Avis Carrero, CEE Alumni