Kendi's books are must reads! He coined the phrase "anti-racism" because it acknowledges that we live in a world steeped with racism. As such, the world is not divided into racists and non-racists, but instead racists and those actively trying to work against racism. I also loved his book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.
~ Kerry, Librarian
Dr. Taylor's story of experiencing a stroke, while also being a neuroscientist was an immediate page turner, from her trying to remember what a phone was to organizing weird symbols that make out a single number. I read this story in one night almost 10 years ago and still remains as one of my favorite "interest" reading books.
~Liesl, Former Director of Library Services
Jonathan Foiles is a local therapist and lecturer at the University of Chicago. In (Mis)diagnosed, Foiles analyzes what it means to label someone with a mental illness and how bias distorts the history of psychiatry. This book is a reminder of psychology’s prejudiced past and offers a way forward beyond diagnoses. This book is a quick a fascinating read and its perfect for when you have a break!
-Larissa, Library Assistant
Always remember that you can get free books, ebooks, and audiobooks through the Chicago Public Library.
Especially during the pandemic get free ebooks and audiobooks from the library through the app Libby. This app is great for you phone or tablet or computer and it syncs to Kindle as well!
If you need any help please contact your local library and we are always happy to help as well!