Brown's death and protests in Ferguson can't be boiled down to five-second soundbites. Left Bank Books, an independent bookstore in Saint Louis, put together a growing list of titles for an in-depth look at race in America.
The events in Ferguson have been upsetting for nearly everyone in our community. In an attempt to add some civility and context to the mix, we've started to curate a list of books, poems, articles and blog posts that explore race, not only in St. Louis, but America as a whole. By no means a full comprehensive list, here are a few to get you started on the trail of understanding what's happening here in our community.