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By Joan Rosenberg

Commemorating the end of legal slavery in the United States, Juneteenth has been a holiday celebrated by Black communities since the late 1800s. Now, as a federal holiday, every year on June 19, communities across the nation honor this moment in history and consider experiences of freedom against realities of oppression.

We at Kenwood Press are inspired by the increased awareness of social equity and justice and continue to be committed to doing the work of being anti-racist and inclusive. In light of this, we have shared a list (below) of books written by Black authors that we hope you find useful in this work to understand one another, acknowledge hidden biases, and challenge racist systems and behaviors.

Lets Talk About Race (and Other Hard Things) by Nancy A. Dome, ED.D

How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X Kendi So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo