Black for Real: Sports and Entertainment

When I was a social studies teacher my colleagues, Max Beazley and David Duncan, got me to understand the significance relationship between sports and social justice. It is defintely more than just a game! Same with entertainment! Athletes, singers and other performers have influenced our culture for years not only because of the ways we idolize them, but because of the money behind them. The acheivements of Black entertainers and athletes are worth noting and studying.

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop (Young Adult Edition): A History of the Hip Hop Generation by Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook. Wednesday Books

They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood by Sugar Rodgers. Akashic Books/Black Shee

G.O.A.T. – Serena Williams: Making the Case for the Greatest of All TIme by Tami Charles. Sterling Children’s Books

Politics and Protest in Sports (Race and Sports) by Harris Duchess. Essential Library

Swoosh! The Slam-Dunking, Ally-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters by Suzanne Slade and Don Tate. Little, Brown

Who Got Game?: Baseball: Amazing but True Stories! by Derrick Barnes and John John Bajet. Workman Publishing

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan and Kadir Nelson. Simon and Schuster

Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson and Christian Robinson. Random House