New York Times Bestsellers – Nonfiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED, by John Bolton.

The former national security advisor gives his account of the 17 months he spent working for President Trump.

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2 WHITE FRAGILITY WHITE FRAGILITY, by Robin DiAngelo.

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

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3 HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, by Ibram X Kendi.

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.

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4 STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING, by Ibram X Kendi.

Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. A look at anti-Black racist ideas and their effect on the course of American history.

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5 SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE, by Ijeoma Oluo.

A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.

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6 UNTAMED UNTAMED, by Glennon Doyle.

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

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7 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction. A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story, framed as a letter to the author's teenage son.

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8 THE COLOR OF LAW THE COLOR OF LAW, by Richard Rothstein.

An examination of the ways in which the government caused residential segregation through racial zoning and other systemic practices.

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9 BEGIN AGAIN BEGIN AGAIN, by Eddie S Glaude Jr.

An appraisal of the life and work of James Baldwin and their meaning in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement and the Trump presidency.

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10 JUST MERCY JUST MERCY, by Bryan Stevenson.

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

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11 THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE, by Erik Larson.

An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.

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12 ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY, by Layla F Saad.

Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.

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13 BORN A CRIME BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah.

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

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14 BECOMING BECOMING, by Michelle Obama.

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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15 THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS, by Isabel Wilkerson.

An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which nearly six million African-Americans abandoned the South.

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