TCS Recommended Books for Young African American and Latino Men

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Invisible Man-Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith

Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America by D. Watkins

Air by Ryan Gattis

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, 2nd Edition edited by Joyce Carol Oates

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales by Ray Bradbury

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts by Heather Masri

Careers: The Graphic Guide to Finding the Perfect Job for You by DK

Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.  by Luis J. Rodriguez

Holler If You Hear Me (2006) by Michael Eric Dyson

Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times by Luis Rodriguez

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Directors in Hollywood by Melvin Donalson

Muy Macho by Ray Gonzalez

How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The Envy of the World: On Being a Black Man in America by Ellis Cose

Brothers and Keepers: A Memoir by John Edgar Wideman

The Republic of East LA: Stories by Luis J. Rodriguez

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley

Fences by August Wilson

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture by Bakari Kitwana

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

American Paradox: Young Black Men by Renford Reese

Hope on a Tightrope by Cornel West

The Tattooed Soldier: A Novel by Héctor Tobar

The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream by Sampson Davis

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines