Systemic Racism

Here are 5 books to engage young people in discussions about race

Literature can be a good method of opening up discussions about race. Image: Unsplash/Eliott Reyna

Sarah J. Donovan

Assistant Professor of Secondary English Education, Oklahoma State University

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