recommended reading

BOOKS

For all of the titles below, we recommend purchasing from Black Stone Bookstore and Cultural Center, an independent Black-owned bookstore located in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan. Find them at blackstonebookstore.com.

"We aim to be a place where journalists, writers, professors, students, and bona fide lovers of African-American literature & culture will find a spot of solace in the heart."

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THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

BRAIN, MIND, AND BODY IN THE HEALING OF TRAUMA

Bessel van der Kolk, MD

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IN THE REALM OF HUNGRY GHOSTS

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH ADDICTION

Gabor Maté, MD

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MEDICAL APARTHEID

THE DARK HISTORY OF MEDICAL EXPERIMENTATION ON BLACK AMERICANS FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT

Harriet A. Washington

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WE LIVE FOR THE WE

THE POLITICAL POWER OF BLACK MOTHERHOOD

Dani McClain

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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Rebecca Skloot

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MY GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS

RACIALIZED TRAUMA AND THE PATHWAY TO MENDING OUR HEARTS AND BODIES

Resmaa Menakem

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

A MEMOIR

Sherman Alexie

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HUNGER

A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY

Roxane Gay

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PARABLE OF THE SOWER

Octavia E. Butler

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FARMING WHILE BLACK

SOUL FIRE FARM'S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LIBERATION OF THE LAND

Leah Penniman

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AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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LIVING FOR CHANGE

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Grace Lee Boggs

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REPRODUCING RACE

AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF PREGNANCY AS A SITE OF RACIALIZATION

Khiara M. Bridges

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WHAT THE EYES

DON'T SEE

A STORY OF CRISIS, RESISTANCE, AND HOPE IN AN AMERICAN CITY

Mona Hanna-Attisha

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DYING OF WHITENESS

HOW THE POLITICS OF RACIAL RESENTMENT IS KILLING AMERICA'S HEARTLAND

Jonathan M. Metzl

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SEPARATED

INSIDE AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

Jacob Soboroff

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SEPARATED

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY IN THE AFTERMATH OF AN IMMIGRATION RAID

William D. Lopez

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HOMEGOING

A NOVEL

Yaa Gyasi

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ELOQUENT RAGE

A BLACK FEMINIST DISCOVERS HER SUPERPOWER

Brittney Cooper

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THE WATER DANCER

A NOVEL

Ta-Nehisi Coates

ARTICLES

SOCIALLY ACCOUNTABLE ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTERS: PURSUING A QUADRIPARTITE MISSION

Smitherman, Herbert C. Jr MD, MPH; Baker, Richard S. MD; Wilson, M. Roy MD, MS
Academic Medicine: February 2019 - Volume 94, Issue 2, p. 176-181

HOW STRUCTURAL RACISM AFFECTS HEALTHCARE

Al-Agba, Niran S. MD
MedPage Today - January 14, 2020

RACISM, INEQUALITY, AND HEALTH CARE FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

Taylor, Jamila
The Century Foundation - December 19, 2019

empowerment   equity   education

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