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Staying On Code
2023 Reading List

Want to know what we'll be reading throughout 2023? Here's the list! Books are linked to, the official (and Black-owned!) bookstore for Staying On Code. So you don't even have to look them up! See how easy I made it for you? ;-) All links open in a new browser window. 

JanuaryAllow Me to RetortThe Color of Law
FebruaryAmerican SirensThe Black Jacobins
MarchWhen Affirmative Action Was WhiteJournalism and Jim Crow

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America : Problems in Race, Political Economy, and Society

Black Fortunes: the Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

MayBuffalo Soldiers in AlaskaThe Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History – 1939-1949 with a Comprehensive Chronology of Missions and Events
JuneBlack Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great OutdoorsEating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America
JulyFreedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom MovementBlack Earth Wisdom: Soulful Conversations with Black Environmentalists

The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America’s Military

Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad


Fear of a Black Republic: Haiti and the Birth of Black Internationalism in the United States

The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America


CAPITOL MEN: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen

African American Philosophers and Philosophy: An Introduction to the History, Concepts and Contemporary Issues


The U.S. Child Support System and The Black Family: How the System Destroys Black Families, Criminalizes Black Men, and Sets Black Children Up for Failure

What the Children Told Us: The Untold Story of the Famous "Doll Test" and the Black Psychologists Who Changed the World


White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How to Do Better

The New Black: What Has Changed--and What Has Not--with Race in America