Mitchell S. Jackson The Residue Years (2014)
Ernest J. Gaines A Lesson before Dying (1993)
Essays and Commentary:
Charles Blow "Charles Blow: At Yale, The Police Detained My Son" (2015)
James Baldwin “"My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation" (1963)
Toya Graham, "A Black Mother's Love (Or What Love Looks Like in Public)" and Patrica Hill Collin's Black Feminist Thought provide insight into what Graham does to protect her son.