The Courageous Conversations Planning Team encourages you to read one (or more) of these books this summer:
- Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
- The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
- The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South Michael W. Twitty (the audio version read by the author is highly recommended)
- Genesis Begins Again, by Alicia D. Williams (upper-elementary and older readers)
A limited number of the books will be available to either purchase or borrow from the church.
If you plan to buy any of the books on your own, we urge you to shop at The Frugal Bookstore. Located in Nubian Square in Roxbury it is an independent bookstore owned and run by an African American family. They will special order and ship books, or you can shop in person and explore a part of Boston with which you may be unfamiliar.
We plan (and hope) to gather in the fall to discuss our reactions to the books’ content.