RECOMMENDED BY: Emily Brock
Admit it. You’ve been meaning to read Roots for years. Well, I am here to persuade you to drop everything and read it now. Yes, it’s huge. But this modern classic, which follows an African-American family from the tribe in Africa through slavery and into the 1970’s is the most incredible, moving, horrifying, and important story that can be told about life in America. It’s a real family’s story, but it reads like fiction, and is a story that you will never forget. I cannot suggest it highly enough, I think every American should read this book. Try listening to it on audiobook for an even richer experience.