BONUS: ‘Nina’ And ‘Just Us’ Offer Ways To Start A Conversation On Race

BONUS: ‘Nina’ And ‘Just Us’ Offer Ways To Start A Conversation On Race
BONUS: ‘Nina’ And ‘Just Us’ Offer Ways To Start A Conversation On Race

BONUS: ‘Nina’ And ‘Just Us’ Offer Ways To Start A Conversation On Race

After the protests last year, we heard the phrase “racial reckoning” a lot, as some groups of people struggled to catch up with what’s just been reality for many others. On this episode of NPR’s new Book of the Day podcast, we’ve got two books that might help you reckon with that reckoning, in two different ways: Traci Todd and illustrator Christian Robinson’s bright and powerful picture book biography Nina: A Story of Nina Simone and poet Claudia Rankine’s Just Us: An American Conversation, in which she puts together poetry, essays and images to bring readers into an uncomfortable but necessary conversation about race.

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