Monday, December 12, 2016

Ibram X. Kendi's six favorite books

Ibram [EEE-brum] Xolani [ZO-LAA-NEE] Kendi [KEN-DEE] is currently an assistant professor of African American History at the University of Florida. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won this year's National Book Award for nonfiction.

One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The whole time I was reading Wilkerson's book, subtitled The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, my mind was filled with mental pictures. The scene-setting, the dialogue, the character development...I still cannot believe that this award-winning work is nonfiction.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue