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The Common Reader Project 2020/21: Common Reader Essay Finalists

Common Reader Essay Finalists for 2020

"A Letter to My Mother that She Will Never Read"  by Ocean Vuong, The New Yorker (2017)
"The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic (2014)
"Who Gets to be Afraid in America?" by Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic (May 2020)
"Who Gets to be Angry?" by Roxane Gay, New York Times (2016)
"America's Enduring Caste System" by Isabel Wilkerson, New York Times Magazine (July 2020)
"Climate Signs" by Emily Raboteau, The New York Review of Books Daily (2019)
"What Is Owed" by Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times (June 2020)
"Can Slavery Reenactments Set Us Free" by Julian Lucas, The New Yorker (2020)
"Walking While Black" by Garnette Cadogan, Lithub (2016)