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The BRIC Fund List: 22 Books That Moved Us In 2022



Year-end lists are always subjective. And the list of best books can be particularly uninspiring, i.e., books that have no connection to us or our journey. So instead of following other lists, we reached out to our EDCI Alum to get a sense of the books that had a particular valence for them. These books have inspired black leadership, forced us to shift how we work, live, and lead, and helped us reimagine the future for our collective communities.


The BRIC Fund ‘22 of 2022
  1. 1619: A New Origin Story – Nikole Hannah Jones

  2. Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change - Stacey Abrams

  3. The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin

  4. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds - Adrienne Maree Brown

  5. The Mentor Leader – Tony Dungy

  6. The Work: Searching for a Life that Matters - Wes Moore

  7. Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion - Cora Daniels & John L. Jackson Jr

  8. It's About Time: The Art of Choosing the Meaningful Over the Urgent – Valorie Burton

  9. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic - Sonja Thomas & Lilly Workneh

  10. The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation - John Hope Bryant

  11. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

  12. All Bout Love - Bell Hooks

  13. Futureproofed: How to Navigate Disruptive Change, Find Calm in Chaos, and Succeed in Work & Life - Natalia Peart

  14. Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose - Marshawn Evans Daniels

  15. You Got This! Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World - Maya Penn

  16. The Mind of a Winner – Steve Canal

  17. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Emmanuel Acho

  18. My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing & Hope - Karamo Brown

  19. On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope - DeRay Mckesson

  20. Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

  21. I'm Judging You: The do-better manual - Luvvie Ajayi

  22. Purpose Driven Leadership: Building and fostering effective teams - Bridgette Tasha Hyacinth

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