Non Fiction 
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates  
The Swans of Harlem: Five Black Ballerinas, Fifty Years of Sisterhood and the Reclamation of a Groundbreaking History by Karen Valby

How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life by Troy R. Saxby
Jane Crow by Pauli Murray​


The following books and movies were published during or around the time period covered by The Warmth of Other Suns

Additional Recommended Reading

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A Glimpse Into The Black Experience in the United States

Summer Reading Program

Fiction
The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Native Son by Richard Wright
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Passing by Nella Larsen
(also a 2021 film on Netflix)
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Movies about this time period
Rustin (2023), on Netflix
Selma (2014), on Amazon Prime
Marshall (2017), on YouTube
Mississippi Burning (1988), on YouTube

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Anthologies

The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader, edited by David Levering Lewis​

Join us on July 22 in the Parish Hall and on Zoom B, as we discuss the second book in our Summer Reading Program:

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Greatest Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.


This is the story of the great Black migration from the deep South to points North, Midwest and West. Follow three families as they leave Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana for New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Their stories range from the early 1930s to the early 2000s.