In a time where white supremacists have once more begun to march on streets claiming that that citizen should come together to make America great again it is more important than ever to understand racism, to understand the importance of the black history month. Furthermore, we believe that understanding racism should not be restricted to a particular age, therefore, the following article will proceed to explore some life-changing novels about racism that are directed towards individuals of varying age.
To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee
This is considered to one of the kids books all over the world because this teaches us the importance of not judging an individual based on the colour of their skin. Furthermore, this book was released to the world in a time where racism was still rampant on the streets, therefore, it is understandable that this made a huge impact on many white kids growing up. But this impact of this novel has not reduced in time because it still motivates thousands of individuals to grow up and be like Atticus Finch and defend not only the blacks but the individuals who have been discarded and judged by the society.
The Colour Purple By Alice Walker
This is not only one of the most interesting books to read but it is also a powerful book because it managed to break the cultural silence about the abuse suffered by black women. Furthermore, one can say that this novel thrived all these years because it teaches victims of abuse that being a victim is nothing to be ashamed of. It also teaches us that suffering abuse and racism throughout one’s life should not be a reason for one to not stand up for themselves and to protect themselves. Link here http://www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au/book-club.html provide a great quality of books that you can enjoy to read.
The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas
Although, this may not be a classic and even though many individuals may not have heard of this novel I truly believe that this novel has earned its spot in this list because it’s current, it addresses an issue that is a common occurrence in the United States. That is it brings every reader’s attention to the reasons why black men and boys are targeted by the police. But it does not only stop there it also attempts to show the readers the effects such nonsensical racism would have on this black community. Thus, although this novel is aimed at young adults I believe that every individual should read it no matter their age.
One cannot simply claim that racism does not exist because even though black racism may not exist to the extent it existed 50 or 60 years ago it is not dormant is still exists within every city and county.