General Recommendations
SJPL Recommends: Facing Racism Through Fiction
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These novels explore the themes of prejudice, discrimination, immigration, social justice, and the struggles faced by marginalized communities in the United States and beyond. Most titles are also available in an alternate format, such as an ebook or audiobook, and reflect diverse cultural perspectives.
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Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
The Affairs of the Falcóns The Affairs of the Falcóns
A Novel
Book - 2019
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
FICTION Rivero
America Is Not the Heart America Is Not the Heart Book - 2018
Viking
FICTION Castillo
Americanah Americanah Book - 2014
Anchor Books, a division of Random House LLC
FICTION Adichie
Behold the Dreamers Behold the Dreamers
A Novel
Book - 2017
Random House
FICTION Mbue
Beloved Beloved Book - 2019
Alfred A. Knopf
FICTION Morrison
A Burning A Burning Book - 2020
Random House Large Print
LARGE PRINT FICTION Majumdar
Ceremony Ceremony Book - 2006
Penguin Books
FICTION Silko
The Color of Air The Color of Air
A Novel
Book - 2020
HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
FICTION Tsukiyam
Conjure Women Conjure Women
A Novel
Book - 2020
Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC
FICTION Atakora
Days of Distraction Days of Distraction
A Novel
Book - 2020
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
FICTION Chang
Delicious Foods Delicious Foods
A Novel
Book - 2015
Little, Brown and Company
FICTION Hannaham
Everything I Never Told You Everything I Never Told You Book - 2015
Penguin Books
FICTION Ng
Everywhere You Don't Belong Everywhere You Don't Belong
A Novel
Book - 2020
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
FICTION Bump
A Good Country A Good Country
A Novel
Book - 2017
Bloomsbury USA
FICTION Khadivi
Homeland Elegies Homeland Elegies
A Novel
Book - 2020
Little, Brown and Company
FICTION Akhtar
How Much of These Hills Is Gold How Much of These Hills Is Gold Book - 2020
Riverhead Books
FICTION Zhang
How to Pronounce Knife How to Pronounce Knife
Stories
Book - 2020
Little, Brown and Company
FICTION Thammavo
If Beale Street Could Talk If Beale Street Could Talk
A Novel
Book - 2006
Vintage International
FICTION Baldwin
Interior Chinatown Interior Chinatown Book - 2020
Pantheon Books
FICTION Yu
Invisible Man Invisible Man Book - 1995
Vintage International
YA FICTION Ellison
Kindred Kindred Book - 2003
Beacon Press
YA FICTION Butler
Leave the World Behind Leave the World Behind
A Novel
Book - 2020
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
FICTION Alam
The Leavers The Leavers
A Novel
Book - 2018
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
FICTION Ko
Lost Children Archive Lost Children Archive Book - 2019
Alfred A. Knopf
FICTION Luiselli
Maus Maus
A Survivor's Tale
Book - 1997
Pantheon Books
YA 741.5973 Spiegelm
Members Only Members Only eBook - 2020
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mexican Gothic Mexican Gothic Book - 2020
Del Rey
FICTION MorenoGa
Monstress Monstress
Stories
Book - 2012
Ecco
FICTION Tenorio
Native Son Native Son Book - 2005
Harper Perennial
FICTION Wright
The Night Watchman The Night Watchman
A Novel
Book - 2020
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
FICTION Erdrich
Of Women and Salt Of Women and Salt Book - 2021
Flatiron Books
FICTION Garcia
The Other Americans The Other Americans Book - 2019
Pantheon Books
FICTION Lalami
Patsy Patsy
A Novel
Book - 2019
Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company
FICTION Dennisbe
The Plot Against America The Plot Against America Book - 2005
Vintage International
FICTION Roth
The Prophets The Prophets
A Novel
Book - 2021
G. P. Putnam's Sons
FICTION Jones
The Refugees The Refugees Book - 2018
Grove Press
FICTION Nguyen
The Revisioners The Revisioners
A Novel
Book - 2019
Counterpoint
FICTION Sexton
The Round House The Round House Book - 2012
Harper
FICTION Erdrich
Sabrina & Corina Sabrina & Corina
Stories
Book - 2019
One World
FICTION FajardoA
Searching for Sylvie Lee Searching for Sylvie Lee
A Novel
Book - 2019
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
FICTION Kwok
Sing, Unburied, Sing Sing, Unburied, Sing Book - 2017
Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company
LARGE PRINT FICTION Ward
Sour Heart Sour Heart
Stories
Book - 2017
Lenny
FICTION Zhang
That Kind of Mother That Kind of Mother Book - 2018
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
FICTION Alam
There There There There Book - 2018
Alfred A. Knopf
FICTION Orange
Things Fall Apart Things Fall Apart Book - 1994
Anchor Books
YA FICTION Achebe
Transcendent Kingdom Transcendent Kingdom Book - 2020
Alfred A. Knopf
FICTION Gyasi
The Travelers The Travelers
A Novel
Book - 2019
Hogarth
FICTION Porter
The Vanishing Half The Vanishing Half Book - 2020
Riverhead Books
FICTION Bennett
The Unpassing The Unpassing Book - 2019
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
FICTION Lin
Your House Will Pay Your House Will Pay
A Novel
Book - 2019
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
FICTION Cha
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