by Sabia Wade
The author, a doula, explores the ways in which medical racism leads to high rates of perinatal and infant mortality. She reports on the causes of and effects of white supremacist structures that have led 4-5 times more Black than white women to die in childbirth and many more Blacks than whites to deliver preterm or low-birth babies. Another important new book is Pregnant while Black: Advancing Justice for Maternal Health in America, by Monique Rainford.
See the Jones Library Antiracism Book List for recommended titles for all ages.