Great books to help leaders better understand issues of social inequality and to inspire positive action.

As Americans continue to reckon with the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and confront the country’s longstanding racial inequality, many turn to reading as a first step toward understanding and taking action. Doing the work of dismantling systems of privilege and bias is a layered process, but self-education is a start.

 Freeman, a veteran author of psychological thrillers, turns in a solid performance in this new novel featuring Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne. This time out, Bourne is determined to unmask the killers of the woman he loved; the fact that the killers might be connected to Treadstone, the shadowy agency that (literally) created Bourne, is certainly an inconvenience, but readers who know Bourne will know that he won’t let loyalties or his own past stand in his way.