Can’t get enough? Our friends at Seattle Public Library put together a reading list just for our production, with plenty of titles to feed your interest before and after the show.

To view a full annotated list and place holds on items visit
Seattle Public Library’s website.


Brownsville Song (b-side for Tray)
by Lee, Kimber

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
by Hobbs, Jeff

A True Story of Murder in America
by Leovy, Jill

How It Went Down
by Magoon, Kekla

The Other Wes Moore
One Name and Two Fates
by Moore, Wes

Our Lives Matter
The Ballou Story Project. [Volume 2]

The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry

When I Was the Greatest
by Reynolds, Jason

The Rose That Grew From Concrete
by Shakur, Tupac

Men We Reaped
A Memoir
by Ward, Jesmyn


Boyz N the Hood

Fruitvale Station

More book recommendations from the playwright:

Between The World And Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Beautiful Struggle
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews, and the Changing Face of the Ghetto
by Wendell Pritchett

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander