Book recommendations

Welcome to our page of book recommendations! At, we are committed to promoting understanding, empathy, and equality for all individuals, with a particular focus on marginalized and underrepresented groups. The books listed on this page have been carefully selected to align with our mission and offer valuable insights and perspectives on a wide range of topics related to these issues. Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of empathy, explore the complexities of race and racism, or simply find a thought-provoking and inspiring read, we hope you will find something on this list that speaks to you. So grab a book and start expanding your horizons!

  1. "The Empathy Exams" by Leslie Jamison - This collection of essays explores the complexities and power of empathy, delving into topics such as illness, violence, and art.
  2. "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah - This memoir tells the story of Trevor Noah's upbringing in South Africa during the apartheid era, and his experiences with discrimination and overcoming adversity.
  3. "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald - This book delves into the concept of unconscious bias and how it impacts our perceptions and actions, and offers strategies for becoming more aware of and combating these biases.
  4. "The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir" by Staceyann Chin - This memoir chronicles the author's journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race woman in Jamaica and her experiences with discrimination and resilience.
  5. "We Should All Be Feminists" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - This short and powerful book argues for the importance of feminism and advocates for gender equality, drawing on the author's own experiences and observations.
  6. "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones - This novel tells the story of a young African American couple whose marriage is tested when the husband is falsely accused and imprisoned.
  7. "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander - This book explores the ways in which the criminal justice system disproportionately affects people of color and advocates for reform.
  8. "The Power of Vulnerability" by Brené Brown - This book examines the importance of vulnerability and how it can help us create deeper connections with others.
  9. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot - This nonfiction book tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells were taken without her knowledge and used in scientific research, and the ethical issues surrounding her case.
  10. "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin DiAngelo - This book discusses the concept of white fragility and how it can hinder conversations about race and racism.
  11. "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson - This book tells the stories of three African Americans who migrated from the South to the North during the 20th century, and explores the larger historical context of the Great Migration.
  12. "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien - This collection of interconnected short stories explores the experiences of soldiers in the Vietnam War and the psychological toll of combat.
  13. "The Sun and Her Flowers" by Rupi Kaur - This poetry collection touches on themes of love, loss, trauma, and healing.
  14. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie - This young adult novel tells the story of a Native American teenager who leaves his reservation to attend a predominantly white high school.
  15. "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker - This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the story of an African American woman living in the rural South and her journey towards self-discovery and empowerment.
  16. "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles - This novel tells the story of a Russian nobleman who is placed under house arrest in a luxury hotel for the rest of his life, and his relationships with the people he encounters there.
  17. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee - This classic novel explores themes of racial injustice and prejudice through the eyes of a young girl growing up in the South.
  18. "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho - This allegorical novel tells the story of a shepherd boy who sets out on a journey to find his personal legend and fulfill his destiny.
  19. "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls - This memoir tells the story of the author's unconventional and sometimes chaotic childhood and her relationship with her nonconformist parents.
  20. "The Color of Law" by Richard Rothstein - This book examines the ways in which government policies have contributed to racial segregation in housing and the ongoing consequences of these policies.
We hope you have enjoyed exploring our list of book recommendations and that you have found something that resonates with you. At, we believe in the power of literature to promote understanding, empathy, and equality, and we are committed to sharing resources that can help foster these values in ourselves and in the world around us. We encourage you to continue seeking out new and diverse perspectives, and to use the power of your voice to promote positive change. Thank you for joining us on this journey towards a more compassionate and inclusive society.

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