Monday, April 06, 2020

Ten titles besides "To Kill a Mockingbird" that tackle racial injustice

The PBS NewsHour asked educators from different parts of the country to share their picks for books besides To Kill a Mockingbird that tackle racial injustice. One title on the list:
Internment by Samira Ahmed

I ask that “Internment” by Samira Ahmed receive its due for understanding the extreme dynamics of race in America from a Muslim perspective. It connects the detainment of immigrants at the borders now, the rise of ICE agents, the former internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, the separation of families, which still doesn’t compare to what occurred during slavery, and the horrific manner in which Muslims are treated worldwide (i.e. the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand months ago).
— Jean Darnell
Read about the another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue