Charleston Syllabus builds book list of tolerance - BBC Trending

In the wake of the shooting death of nine African-American churchgoers in Charlestown, South Carolina, the hashtag #CharlestonSyllabus, emerged devoted to recommending books required for those who wanted to understand race and racism in the US.

The tag was inspired by a similar project after Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Missouri.

More than 15,000 have used the tag in the past week. Librarians have volunteered to curate the list; teachers are turning to it to help plan lessons.

The BBC asked some active contributors to the hashtag what book they recommended, and why.

Do you have a book you’d add to the #CharlestonSyllabus?


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