Everyone Reads: Layla Saad

Layla Saad is a bestselling author, speaker & teacher on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation & social change. Her debut book Me & White Supremacy is out now.

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Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

The leader of contemporary feminist theory discusses such issues as racism, self-acceptance, and mother- and woman-hood.

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

Lilith Iyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth—but for a price.

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

An entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex, Doro fears no one until he meets Anyanwu, who can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

An expert of the psychology of shame presents advice on how to overcome paralyzing fears and self-consciousness, and at the same time increase feelings of self-worth, gratitude, and acceptance.

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Macon Dead, Jr., called “Milkman,” the son of the wealthiest African American in town, moves from childhood into early manhood, searching, among the disparate, mysterious members of his family, for his life and reality.

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