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“Our humanity is worth a little discomfort, it’s actually worth a lot of discomfort.” – Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk about Race

This month, we are co-sponsoring with Confluence Health and the Community Foundation of North Central Washington to present bestselling and award winning author, Ijeoma Oluo, for a free virtual author program on Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. We are also partnering with Wenatchee Valley College and the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center and are so thankful for their support.

Ijeoma Oluo is the bestselling author of So You Want to Talk about Race, a hard hitting, user-friendly examination of race in America. Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

We are proud to help provide a platform for our region to engage in important conversations about race in America and to learn together. Hear from our Executive Director, Barbara Walters, and Adult Services Manager, Amanda Brack as they share a little more about the book and event.

So You Want to Talk About Race is available as an eBook and eAudiobook through our Overdrive service. It is also available as an eAudiobook through our Hoopla service. Get started at

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More Resources

So You Want to Talk about Race Discussion Questions

My Privilege Wake Up Call With Ijeoma Oluo, Author of So You Want To Talk About Race

“Foot Servants of Wokeness” with Ijeoma Oluo and Parker Molloy

ASHA Voices: Ijeoma Oluo Talks Race, Conversation, and Microaggressions

Seattle Town Hall featuring Ijeoma Oluo

The Conversation I’ve Been Dreading: Ijeoma Oluo Talks About Race with Her Mom

So You Want to Fight White Supremacy

This Book Is The One Every White Person Needs To Read This Year

The Author of So You Want to Talk About Race Wants to Live in a World That Doesn’t Need Her Book

Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-racism Resources for Kids and Teens

NCRL Staff Recommendations for Racial Justice

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