The racial justice movement has more than its share of book nerds. Across a multitude of genres, authors are making important contributions to the national conversation about race and racial justice by sharing stories, both real and imagined. 

So it makes sense that Race Forward will be launching it’s first-ever book fair at the biennial Facing Race conference in Detroit later this week. “Racial Justice Reads” will feature six prominent authors from a variety of corners of the movement, reading from and signing their books for conference goers. 

Books like “Stir It Up,” “Emergent Strategies,” “Decolonizing Wealth,” and “Reclaiming the American Dream” all draw on the real-life experiences of the authors working towards social justice. 

The below gallery features a serendipitous collection of the authors who happen to be at Facing Race. Authors who represent a wider literary world that is woven throughout the movements for racial justice. Come by the Riverside West in the Exhibition Hall of Cobo Center to see for yourself.