by Jerald Walker
How does a Black professor at a mostly white liberal arts college in Massachusetts experience and confront racism at work and in the community? Our selection for the 2022 On the Same Page Amherst community reading program - How to Make a Slave and Other Essays - tells how author Jerald Walker addresses this challenge with strong emotions, humor, and constant reflection. His book was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award and has been widely praised ("the essays...are restless, brilliant and short."--New York Times). Copies are available to borrow at the Reference Desk and at the branches.
See the Jones Library Antiracism Book List for recommended titles for all ages.