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So You Want to Talk About Race?

This book targets people of all races who want to engage in more informed conversations about race and racism in the United States. The writing is straightforward, sometimes biting, and very insightful. The author grew up in the Pacific Northwest attending schools where she was often the only Black person. For those interested in taking a next step in advocating for social justice, So You Want to Talk About Race is a powerful and informative resource.

Author: Ijeoma Oluo
Year of Publishing: 2019
Number of Pages: 272

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  1. rawritsmonica (verified owner)

    This is a good book to read if you want to talk about race. It’s articulated so well and easy to understand. It’s worth the read and rereading. Racism is something that needs to be talked about more.

  2. Kaylabolnick (verified owner)

    Such an incredible book!!

  3. Alexandra Whipple (verified owner)

    Incredible book. Great book if you are looking for how to approach talking about race.

  4. karreen (verified owner)

    I’m an educator and this book was super helpful for me and gave me tools that I can use in my classroom. We are really trying to focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, so this was perfect for me and I’ll be recommending it to others I work with.

  5. Chloe Lundabolt (verified owner)

    It’s so wonderful to have an accessible resource for what can be a tricky conversation.

  6. JenniferKalez (verified owner)

    I’d been meaning to pick up a copy of this, and I’m so glad the Ford Family Foundation is making it available to Oregonians for free! It’s an important book about hard conversations that we must have, and makes them feel less “scary” to tackle.

  7. rdavie (verified owner)

    I’m looking forward to using the information I this book in both my personal and professional life

  8. Ashley Flowers (verified owner)

    Very passionate about race, all things covered from why we decided to talk about race and how important it is to our children.

  9. Diana Tonnesen (verified owner)

    I was delightfully surprised how well written this book was. It covered serious topics but in an easily understood manner. Well worth the read. It may even shift some perspectives.

  10. delana88 (verified owner)

    A great book to further expand your worldview and understanding. Well written and digestable on a tough topic

  11. Lilian Liang (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed reading this book.

  12. Ruby Buchholtz (verified owner)

    Such a great resource! As a parent this is a great tool as I navigate conversations with family about race.

  13. lchscdp1 (verified owner)

    I had several friends talk highly about this book, and I’m glad I got around to reading it!

  14. LizM (verified owner)

    Helpful, compassionate and wise.

  15. [email protected] (verified owner)

    Great book! Wonderful resource!

  16. janelledewilde (verified owner)

    I appreciate that books like this exist to further expand our understanding and capacity for having meaningful conversations

  17. MCampos (verified owner)

    Refreshing and precise.

  18. Giselle Naranjo-Nelson (verified owner)

    It was a great resource to further understand how to have these conversations.

  19. CV (verified owner)

    Easy book to read and has helped me with conversations with my children.

  20. Crystal Robles (verified owner)

    What to Talk About Race’ is like sitting down with a wise friend who’s got all the tea on how to talk about race without putting your foot in it. It’s real, relatable, and full of practical tips to help you navigate those tricky conversations with ease. Whether you’re a seasoned activist or just starting to dip your toes into the waters of racial dialogue, this book’s got something for everyone.

  21. Faith (verified owner)

    Such a great book, I think this is one everyone should read!

  22. Brittany Kosydar (verified owner)

    A great book to have in your collection. Helpful and informative while also being easy to read and understand.

  23. Shonna Edwards (verified owner)

    What a useful, thoughtful, and well formed book this is! The author prepares you each chapter what you’re in store for, and I made so many marks, notes, and thoughts written in the margin on this one. Cannot recommend highly enough!!

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