Please take a look at the latest titles being added to the CGS Library. Unlike the titles I usually add, the selection of books I made this time was to honor the Black Lives Matter movement. It is intended to make available to us at CGS many of the books currently considered to be important in helping us understand the context of what is happening in our society. By paying better attention to the voices of the BLM movement, perhaps we can become both better informed Christians and citizens of our country.
-Paul Thomas, CGS Librarian
To get these books, go to the CGS building and:
Summer 2020 Special collection in memory of George Floyd
Anderson, Carol. White rage. 305.800973 And
Baldwin, James. The fire next time. 305.896 Bald
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the world and me. 305.800973 Coat
Eberhardt, Jennifer L. Biased : uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think and do.
Haney-Lopez, Ian. Dog whistle politics : how coded racial appeals have reinvented racism and wrecked the Middle Class. 323.1196 Han
Harvey, Jennifer. Raising White kids : bringing up children in a racially unjust America. 649.709 Har
Kendi, Ibram X. How to be an antiracist. 305.800973 Ken
Lipsitz, George. The possessive investment in Whiteness : how White people profit from identity politics.
Lorde, Audre. Sister outsider : essays and speeches. 814.54 Lor
MacMullan, Terrance. Habits of Whiteness. 305.800973 Mac
Oluo, Ijeoma. So you want to talk about race. 305.800973 Olu
*Reynolds, Jason. Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you : a remix of the National Book Award-winning: Stamped from the beginning by Ibram Kendi. 305.800973 Rey
Ritchie, Andrea. Invisible no more : police violence against Black women and women of color.
Rushdy, Ashraf H. American lynching.
Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black liberation. 305.896 Tay
Ward, Jesmyn. The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race. 305.896 Ward
Harris, Meena. Kamala and Mays’s big idea.
Penfold, Alexandra. All are welcome. J 813.6 Pen
*This is a young adult (ages 12 and up) edition of Kendi’s book, but adults will also find it powerful.
Titles on African-Americans, the Black Experience, and Race Relations already in the CGS Library
Alexander, Michelle. The new Jim Crow. 364.973 Al
Baldwin, Lewis. Never to leave us alone : the prayer life of Martin Luther King Jr. 323.092 Ba
Barber, Rev. William. Revive us again : vision and action in moral organizing. 261.83 Bar
Barndt, Joseph. Becoming the anti-racist church : journeying towards wholeness. 277.3 Bar
Brown Camille Lewis. African saints, African stories. 276.0092 Br
Collier-Thomas, Bettye. A treasury of African-American Christmas stories. 810.8 Col
Cone, James. A Black theology of liberation. 230.089 Cone
Cone, James. The Cross and the lynching tree. 277.308 Cone
Cone, James. God of the oppressed. 261.834 Cone
Davis, Angela. Are prisons obsolete? 365.973 Da
DiAngelo, Robin. White fragility : why it’s so hard for White people to talk about racism. 305.8 DiAn
Douglas, Kelly. Sexuality and the Black church : a womanist perspective. 230.082 Dou
Duncan, Lenny. Dear Church : a love letter from a Black preacher to the Whitest denomination in the U.S. 266.6 Dun
Echols, James. I have a dream : Martin Luther Junior and the future of multicultural America. 305.8 Ec
Grant, Jacquelyn. White women’s Christ and Black women’s Jesus. 232.088 Grant
Haley, Alex. Roots. 929.2
Hill, Daniel. White awake : an honest look at what it means to be White. 261.833 Hill
Jenkins, Willis. Bonhoeffer and King : their legacies and import for Christian social thought. 261.10 Je
Johnson, G. Jeff. Black Christians : the untold Lutheran story. 267.1 Jo
King, Martin Luther, Jr. The strength to love. 220 Ki
Mandela, Nelson. Mandela : an illustrated autobiography. 968.065 Ma
McDonnell, Faith. Girl soldier : a story of hope for Northern Uganda’s children. 276.76 Mcdo
Noel, James. The Passion of the Lord : African-American reflections.
Noah, Trevor. Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood. 791.45 Noah
Obama, Michelle. Becoming. 973.932 Obama
Page, Hugh. The Africana Bible : reading Israel’s scriptures from Africa and the African diaspora.
Pero, Albert. Theology and the Black experience : the Lutheran heritage interpreted by African and African-American theologians. 267.1 Pe
Pinn, Anthony. What is African-American religion? 267.1 Pinn
Steinberg, Jonny. Little Liberia : an African odyssey in New York City. 305.896 Stein
Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the disinherited. 261.83 Thur
Tutu, Desmond, Archbishop. No future without forgiveness. 261.86 Tu
White, Rozella. Love big : the power of revolutionary relationships to heal the world. 248.4 White
Whitten, Reggie. Sewing hope : child soldiers in Uganda. 967.61 Whit
Wilkerson, Isabel. The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America’s greatest migration.
Williams, Delores S. Sisters in the wilderness : the challenge of womanist God-talk. 230.082 Wil
Williams, Reggie. Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus : Harlem renaissance theology and an ethic of resistance.
Wytsma, Ken. The myth of equality : uncovering the roots of injustice and privilege. 261.833 Wyt
Brundidge-Fuller, Regina. Children of color storybook Bible with stories from the Contemporary English Version. 220.62 Brun
Byers, Grace. I am enough. J 242.66 Byers
Golenbock, Peter. Teamates : [biography of Jackie Robinson]. J 796.357 Go
Grant, Jennifer. Maybe I can love my neighbor too. J 226.809 Grant
Hamilton, Virginia. The people could fly
Hill, Laban. Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave. J 739.092 Hi
Katz, Karen. The colors of us. J [Fic] Katz
Obama, Barack. Of thee I sing : a letter to my daughters. J 973.0922 Ob
Pinkney, Sandra. Shades of Black : a celebration of our children. J 306.7 Pink, J 813.6 Pi
Schofield-Morrison, Connie. I got the Christmas spirit. J [Fic] Scho
Tarpley, Natasha. I love my hair J 813.54 Tarp
Tutu, Desmond, Archbishop. God’s dream. J 211 Tu
Tyler, Michael. The skin you live in. J 571 Tyler
Woodson, Jacqueline. Brown girl dreaming. 811.54 Wood
Christ the Good Shepherd
Various editorials, articles, and other items of interest.