Social Justice Reading List

How to Be an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #3) By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807057834
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Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

New York Times Bestseller

Now part of the HBO docuseries "Exterminate All the Brutes," written and directed by Raoul Peck


Recipient of the American Book Award

The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples

 


Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor) Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.”—The New York Times 


We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781642595253
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2021

"Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets are, always being concerned about power, always being concerned about how you're going to actually build power in order to be able to push your issues, in order to be able to get the target to actually move in the way that you want to."


An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) By Paul Ortiz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807005934
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Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning By Cathy Park Hong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE • A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race By Beverly Daniel Tatum Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780465060689
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Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

The classic, New York Times-bestselling book on the psychology of racism that shows us how to talk about race in America.

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy?


The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border By Francisco Cantú Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735217737
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

The instant New York Times bestseller, "A must-read for anyone who thinks 'build a wall' is the answer to anything." --Esquire


A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America By Ronald Takaki Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316022361
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Published: Back Bay Books - December 8th, 2008

Ronald Takaki's beloved classic is a "brilliant revisionist history of America" (Publishers Weekly) that dramatically retells our nation's story from the perspective of minorities.
 
Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past.


Women, Race & Class By Angela Y. Davis Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394713519
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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 1983

From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women.

“Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage. She should be heard.”—
The New York Times


America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s By Elizabeth Hinton Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781324092001
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Published: Liveright - July 19th, 2022

“Not since Angela Davis’s 2003 book, Are Prisons Obsolete?, has a scholar so persuasively challenged our conventional understanding of the criminal legal system.” —Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Washington Post

From one of our top historians, a groundbreaking story of policing and “riots” that shatters our understanding of the post–civil rights era.


Asian American Histories of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY) By Catherine Ceniza Choy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780807050798
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Published: Beacon Press - August 2nd, 2022

An inclusive and landmark history, emphasizing how essential Asian American experiences are to any understanding of US history


On Critical Race Theory: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care By Victor Ray Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593446447
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Published: Random House - August 2nd, 2022

What exactly is critical race theory? This concise and accessible exploration demystifies a crucial framework for understanding and fighting racial injustice in the United States.

“A clear-eyed, expert field guide.”—Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of Thick