Suggested Reading List (2nd Edition)

I'm a really big fan of reading. I read a lot to keep my mind sharp and to stay connected to what's going on in the world. I spend most of my time reading books, blog posts, news articles, or research articles. I believe it can be healing under the right circumstances (and with the right book). It can recharge and motivate you or relax and calm you. With that said here is a list of books I have read that I hope will entertain and/or inform you. This is the second time I've done this; I waited until the list was sufficiently long that it could be a relatively large selection. You can find the original reading list here. Hope you enjoy!

  1. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  2. The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
  3. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  4. Intersectionality by Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge
  5. The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education by Ibram H. Rogers
  6. Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America's Campuses by Lawrence Ross
  7. Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  8. Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay
  9. Prejudice and Racism (2nd Ed.) by James Jones
  10. When We Fight, We Win! by Greg Jobin-Leeds and ArgiArte
  11. Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha Womack
  12. Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness edited by Reynaldo Anderson and Charles Jones
  13. Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire
  14. The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the 21st Century by Alan Sears and James Cairns
  15. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors-Khan and asha bandele
  16. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  17. Justice While Black: Helping African American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System by Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles
  18. Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation edited by Sheena Howard and Ronald Jackson
  19. Encyclopedia of Black Comics by Sheena Howard
  20. Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin edited by Michael Warr
  21. The Radical King by Martin Luther King, Jr. (edited by Cornel West)
  22. The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power by Ann Bausum 
  23. Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie Glaude
  24. Outlaw Culture by bell hooks
  25. A Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks
  26. The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities by Natasha Warikoo
  27. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  28. Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks
  29. Discourse on Colonialism by Aime Cesaire
  30. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  31. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Angela Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah
  32. The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology by Aldon Morris
  33. Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis