Rebecca Lowell Edwards

Chief Communications Officer, ACLU

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
by Mehrsa Baradaran

[The book is] helping me to consider the programmatic expansion possibilities of [the ACLU’s] Systemic Equality initiative.

Parent Like It Matters: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls
by Janice Johnson Dias, PhD

This one will probably also be my go-to gift for new parents.

You Are Enough! Reclaiming Your Career and Your Life with Purpose, Passion, and Unapologetic Authenticity
by Charlene Wheeless

As the only Black woman in many a corporate meeting room, I’m sure this one will be relatable, minus the cancer.

How Beautiful We Were: A Novel
by Imbolo Mbue

Just about to finish Behold the Dreamers, Mbue’s first novel, and savoring it.

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