"The tradition / by Jericho Brown -- Introduction / by Jesmyn Ward -- Homegoing, AD / by Kima Jones -- The weight / by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah -- Lonely in America / by Wendy S. Walters -- Where do we go from here? / by Isabel Wilkerson -- "The dear pledges of our love": a defense of Phillis Wheatley's husband / by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers -- White rage / by Carol Anderson -- Cracking the code / by Jesmyn Ward -- Queries of unrest / by Clint Smith -- Blacker than thou / by Kevin Young -- Da art of storytellin' (a prequel) / by Kiese Laymon -- Black and blue / by Garnette Cadogan -- The condition of black life is one of mourning / by Claudia Rankine -- Know your rights! / by Emily Raboteau -- Composite pops / by Mitchell S. Jackson -- Theories of time and space / by Natasha Trethewey -- This far: notes on love and revolution / by Daniel Jose Older -- Message to my daughters / by Edwidge Danticat.
Junior Library Guild
In the fifty-odd years since James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time was published, entire generations have dared everything and made significant progress. But the idea that we are living in the post-civil rights era - that we are a "postracial" society - is a callous corruption of a truth that our nation must confront. This groundbreaking anthology on race in America brings together the most important voices of a new generation: shining light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestling with our predicament, and attempting to envision a better future.