My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

by Resmaa Menakem. Central Recovery Press, 2017.


This book enlightens readers about generational trauma, its impact on the body, and how to heal the racialized trauma in America.


body-centered healing practices; historical events leading to racialized trauma; perspectives of trauma including African Americans, white Americans, Native Americans, and police; summaries of key remembering

Recommended Audience

congregations considering racism and healing in their personal lives and communities


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Help someone struggling with racial trauma by sharing the book and doing a body-centered activity.
  • Build relationships across your community by hosting a discussion about the issues of race raised in the book.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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