Monday, December 12, 2016

Ibram X. Kendi's 6 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:
Ida: A Sword Among Lions by Paula J. Giddings

Giddings microscopically renders not only the life of Ida Wells and all her courageous anti-lynching activism, but the life of the 19th- and early 20th-century United States that Wells navigated and endlessly challenged. It is the best biography I have ever read of an American activist.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue