"Perhaps you will open this book and find solace during a time of consternation. Or perhaps it will serve a use for you like that of a road map for a nation that is no longer idling." --Tracy K. Smith, from the preface We are living through an unprecedented, revolutionary era. Across the country, people have lost loved ones, livelihoods, homes, and even their own lives to Covid-19. In the midst of the pandemic, historic protests erupted in the summer of 2020 over the constant brutality against Black Americans.