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Race Relations in America: 3 Books to Grow Your Empathy Muscles

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We don’t live in a post-racial America, no matter how much we might wish it were true. To understand what people of color live with on a daily basis, and to begin the kind of deep listening that might lead to change, The Elliott Bay Book Company recommends three books that explores topics so brilliantly discussed by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Located in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood business district, Elliott Bay is home to more 150,000 titles. They’re known for their readings by famous authors and literary events throughout the year. Here are their recommendations: The Making of Asian America: a History by Erika Lee (Simon & Schuster, 2015) Recommended by bookseller Karen Allman: “The Making of Asian America brings…

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