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Racial Justice

American Prison

An in-depth look into the American prison system, revealing its history and the economic forces that continue to shape it today.

Democracy in Black

This book explores the racial crisis in America and how it has weakened the promise of American democracy.

Hood Feminism

A powerful critique of mainstream feminism, arguing for a more inclusive movement that addresses the basic needs of all women, particularly those marginalized by race and class.

Killing the Black Body

A critical examination of how Black women's reproductive rights have been violated historically and in present times.

Policing the Black Man

An anthology that examines the various ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men.

Savage Inequalities

A powerful examination of the education system in America and the stark disparities between schools in affluent areas and those in poorer communities.

The Broken Ladder

An insightful exploration of how income inequality affects societies and individuals psychologically and socially.

The Color of Law

A revealing account of how American cities became racially divided through de jure segregation, supported by the government's public housing policies.

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander's groundbreaking book argues how the war on drugs has led to a racial caste system in America akin to the Jim Crow laws.

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge's compelling book discusses structural racism, white privilege, and how race shapes life in the UK and beyond.

Reproductive Rights

Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War

William Saletan analyzes the political and strategic shifts in the abortion debate in America, focusing on the framing strategies of conservative activists.

Handbook for a Post-Roe America

Robin Marty provides a resource for understanding and preparing for a future with limited or no access to legal abortion.

Killing the Black Body

Dorothy Roberts explores the control and exploitation of Black women's bodies in America, offering a critical perspective on race and reproductive rights.

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt's powerful argument for viewing abortion as a moral right and social good, challenging the defensive stance of pro-choice advocates.

Reproductive Justice: An Introduction

Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger introduce the reproductive justice framework, offering historical and theoretical insights into reproductive rights activism.

Shout Your Abortion

Edited by Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes, this book is a collection of essays, photos, and creative works from the #ShoutYourAbortion movement, promoting open conversation about abortion.

The Birth of the Pill

Jonathan Eig's book tells the story of how the birth control pill was created, revolutionizing sex and reproductive rights, through the efforts of four visionary individuals.



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel about a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to the United States, exploring themes of love, race, and identity.

Behold the Dreamers

Imbolo Mbue's novel set against the 2008 financial crisis, following a Cameroonian couple's efforts to build a life in New York City.

Exit West

A novel by Mohsin Hamid that reflects on global migration through the story of a young couple escaping civil unrest through mystical doors to other parts of the world.

Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli's novel inspired by the American immigration crisis, depicting a family’s journey across the U.S. as they confront the realities of immigration and child migrants.

The House of Broken Angels

Luis Alberto Urrea's poignant tale of a Mexican-American family in San Diego, delving into the immigrant experience and family dynamics.

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri's moving story of Gogol Ganguli, a first-generation American of Indian descent, exploring identity, culture, and family.

The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson's award-winning narrative of the Great Migration, portraying the movement of African Americans from the South to other parts of the U.S., and its profound impact on American history.

Climate Change


Edited by Paul Hawken, this book presents a comprehensive plan to mitigate climate change, detailing 100 solutions to collectively reverse global warming.

Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Elizabeth Kolbert offers an accessible overview of climate change, combining firsthand accounts with scientific research.

Storms of My Grandchildren

James Hansen's detailed analysis of climate change and its effects, with a call to action for mitigating future disasters.

The Great Derangement

Amitav Ghosh explores the cultural and literary aspects of climate change, questioning the lack of serious engagement with the issue in modern literature and politics.

The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert's Pulitzer Prize-winning book examines the ongoing human-driven extinction event and its profound effects on biodiversity and climate.

The Uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells provides a stark exploration of climate change's potential impacts, blending scientific research with compelling narrative to depict a warming world.

This Changes Everything

Naomi Klein's critical analysis of how capitalism contributes to environmental degradation and climate crisis, advocating for fundamental economic changes.

LGBTQ+ Rights

And the Band Played On

Randy Shilts' influential work chronicling the early years of the AIDS epidemic, highlighting its profound impact on the LGBTQ community.

Gender Outlaw

Kate Bornstein's groundbreaking book that challenges traditional gender norms and advocates for broader gender diversity acceptance.

Queer: A Graphic History

An illustrated guide by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele, exploring the history and ideas behind queer theory and LGBTQ+ movements.


David Carter's detailed recount of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a seminal event in the history of LGBTQ rights.

Sister Outsider

A collection of essays and speeches by Audre Lorde, exploring the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.

The Price of Salt

Patricia Highsmith's novel, a pioneering work in lesbian literature, notable for its positive portrayal of a same-sex relationship.

Transgender History

Susan Stryker's comprehensive overview of transgender history in the United States, from the mid-twentieth century to the present.

Free Palestine new

A Map of Absence

An anthology of works from writers of Arab heritage, providing a poignant reflection on loss, belonging, and the Palestinian experience.

I Saw Ramallah

A memoir by Mourid Barghouti, capturing the dislocation and longing experienced by a Palestinian returning home after 30 years in exile.

Mornings in Jenin

Susan Abulhawa's novel is a multigenerational story, tracing a Palestinian family's enduring love and resilience amid loss and displacement.


A historical novel by Mohammed El-Kurd, exploring the life of a Palestinian woman's journey through the complexities of love and war.

Salt Houses

Hala Alyan's novel delves into the displacement and identity struggles of a Palestinian family over several generations.

The Beauty of Your Face

Sahar Mustafah's novel tells the story of a Palestinian-American woman confronting her past and identity amidst a violent incident.

The Book of Ramallah

A collection of stories by various authors, depicting life in Ramallah with diverse narratives and perspectives.

The Butterfly's Burden

A compilation of Mahmoud Darwish's poetry, reflecting the themes of love, exile, and the Palestinian condition.