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The Best Narrative Nonfiction Books for Understanding Current Events

Narrative nonfiction can be an excellent way to understand current events, providing in-depth and personal perspectives on the issues and events that are shaping our world. Here are a few examples of highly-regarded narrative nonfiction books that can help you understand current events:

  1. "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond (2016) - This book tells the story of the eviction crisis in America, through the eyes of both landlords and tenants.

  2. "The End of October" by Lawrence Wright (2020) - This book tells the story of the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the science and politics that shaped the world's response.

  3. "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson (2020) - This book tells the story of the deep-seated caste system in America, and how it has shaped the country's history and society.

  4. "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi (2019) - This book tells the story of how the author became an antiracist and provides a framework for understanding and dismantling racism in our society.

  5. "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander (2010) - This book tells the story of the racial injustice in America and the ways in which the criminal justice system perpetuates racial disparities and discrimination.

  6. "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap" by Matt Taibbi (2014) - This book tells the story of the increasing wealth gap in America and the ways in which the criminal justice system perpetuates this divide.

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