Delve into Race Relations with Nonfiction Works

This month, new books to the Pratt help start a dialog about race relations in our community. With a diverse group of authors, these books are sure to offer different and unique perspectives.

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland
By Jonathan Metzl

Physician Jonathan Metzl’s explores the health implications of “backlash governance” across America’s heartland. Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and The Boston Globe.

Check it out here.

Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America
By Kyle Swenson

Learn about the case of three African-American men wrongly convicted of a brutal crime and how their exoneration may have ended one of American history’s most disgraceful miscarriages of justice.

Check it out here.

Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, And Mine
By Emily Bernard

This collection of personal essays explores the complexities and experiences of growing up black in the South with a white surname as well as the author’s experiences with interracial marriage, international adoption, and teaching at a Northern white college.

Find out more here.