Book Club

How to Raise an Antiracist December Book Club

December Book of the Month | How to Raise an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Ackerman’s Community Book Club selection for December is, How to Raise an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. This book was selected to help us understand the importance of having conversations about race with children and help them become critical thinkers.

Allees Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

March Book of the Month |  How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

This book was chosen to take us on a journey of gaining a broader perspective of the impact of slavery and the harsh reality of the lives of enslaved people and their descendants in a way that reminds us that this is not something that we are so far removed from. It gives us the opportunity to learn the ways in which slavery is often misremembered and watered down so we can remember and connect with those who suffered and still suffer today.

February Book of the Month | Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Ackerman’s Community Book Club selection for February is Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown. adrienne is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, author of both fiction and non fiction books, a podcast creator, a doula, activist, and Black feminist rooted in Detroit.