Recommended Reading (and Viewing): Social Justice Titles Endorsed by the Editors

Recommended Viewing...

Blue Eyed - California Newsreel

Born into Brothels - Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman

Bowling for Columbine – Michael Moore

Control Room - Jehane Noujaim

The Corporation – Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan

Crash – Paul Haggis

Fahrenheit 911 – Michael Moore

OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism - Robert Greenwald

John Q - Nick Cassavetes

Race: The Power of an Illusion – California Newsreel

The Wal-Mart Movie – Robert Greenwald


Recommended Reading...

Fiction

Egalia’s Daughters: A Satire of the Sexes by Gerd Bratenberg and Louis McKay

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Breath Eyes and Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Edgewater Angels by Sandro Meallet

The Chosen Place, The Timeless People by Paule Marshall

Stigmata by Phyllis Alesia Perry

The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker

Native Son by Richard Wright

 

Gender/Sexuality

Gender by Bob Connell

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

Zami: A New Spelling of my Name by Audre Lorde

 

General Justice

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

A Better World Handbook by Haenfler Jones and Klocke Johnson

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

 

Genocide

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Romeo Dallaire and Samantha Power

Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust by Daniel Johan Goldhagen

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch

 

Poverty

Flat Broke With Children by Sharon Hays

One Nation, Underprivileged by Mark Robert Rank

The Other Side of the River by Alex Kotlowitz

There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz

Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler

 

Racism

Racism Without Racism by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X

Killing Rage, Ending Racism by bell hooks

A Country of Strangers by David Shipler

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverley Daniel Tatum

It’s the Little Things: The Everyday Interactions that Get Under the Skin of Blacks and Whites by Lena Williams

White Like Me by Tim Wise

 

War/Nonviolence

Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and The Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg

Is There No Other Way? by Michael Nagler

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