We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy, a Very Oral History by Yael Kohen

“It’s better. But there is more journey ahead of us. The theory is that the rise of women in comedy parallels the rise of women in America. The same narrative applies to where society is when it comes to its treatment of women.”

Stamped from the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

“However uncomfortable it is, the path to truth, reconciliation, and healing, learning about our history. We can’t eliminate racism, prejudice, discrimination, or injustice until we bravely look it in the face.”

The Legend of Fire Horse Woman by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

“the United States government long concentrated populations of American Indians on reservations, prisoners of the Civil War, and incarcerated Japanese Americans in camps.”

The Opposite of Hate by Sally Kohn

“I like the thought of my students becoming global citizens who can have a rational conversation with anyone — even people who have radically different beliefs than them. I like the idea that my students can be safer in the world if we all start connecting rather than hating.”

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.C. Gwynne

“Quanah remained a leader, but his leadership always wrenched in two different directions: his identity as a Comanche and the pull of assimilation.”