Favorite Readings

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Non-fiction

Movement Building and Analysis

History

Aboliton

Technology

Mental Health and Relationships

Memoirs and Biographies

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2024 Reading List
Fiction Titles in Pink - Favorites in Bold
Title Author Genre Year fiction shorts read rec
Finished Books

Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines

Joy Buolamwini

technology, social justice

2023

0

0

1

FALSE

Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution

Cat Bohannon

science, social justice, feminism

2023

0

0

1

FALSE

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander

social justice

2010

0

0

1

FALSE

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

Virginia Eubanks

social justice

2018

0

0

1

FALSE

Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis

social justice

2003

0

0

1

FALSE

Not “A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

history, social justice

2023

0

0

1

TRUE

If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution

Vincent Bevins

social justice, movement analysis

2023

0

0

1

TRUE

Wild Seed

Octavia E. Butler

science fiction

1980

1

0

1

FALSE

Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World

Meredith Broussard

technology, social justice

2018

0

0

1

FALSE

Mind of My Mind

Octavia E. Butler

science fiction

1977

1

0

1

TRUE

Voices in the Code: A Story About People, Their Values, and the Algorithm They Made

David G. Robinson

technology, social justice

2023

0

0

1

FALSE

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Robert A. Heinlein

science fiction

1966

1

0

1

FALSE

Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America

Michael Harriot

history

2023

0

0

1

FALSE

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

Anna Malaika Tubbs

history, social justice, feminism

2021

0

0

1

FALSE

Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

science fiction

2008

1

0

1

FALSE

The Shame Machine: Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation

Cathy O’Neil

technology, psychology, social justice

2022

0

0

1

FALSE

Chatching Fire

Suzanne Collins

science fiction

2009

1

0

1

FALSE

Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins

science fiction

2010

1

0

1

FALSE

Token Black Girl: A Memoir

Danielle Prescod

memoir

2022

0

0

1

FALSE

More than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech

Meredith Broussard

technology, social justice

2024

0

0

1

TRUE

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

Edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

social justice, feminism

2017

0

0

1

FALSE

The Hammer: Power, Inequality, and the Struggle for the Soul of Labor

Hamilton Nolan

labor

2024

0

0

1

FALSE

Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

Ruha Benjamin

technology, social justice

2019

0

0

1

FALSE

Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

Sasha Costanza-Chock

technology, social justice

2020

0

0

1

FALSE

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

memoir

2018

0

0

1

FALSE

A Disability History of the United States

Kim E. Nielsen

social justice, labor, history

2018

0

0

1

FALSE

Belonging: A Culture of Place

bell hooks

essays

1990

0

0

1

FALSE

Go Tell It On the Mountain

James Baldwin

semi-autobiographical novel

1953

1

0

1

FALSE

The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde, Edited by Roxane Gay

feminism

2020

0

0

1

FALSE

Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism

Harsha Walia

social justice, migration

2021

0

0

1

TRUE

Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

Jefferson R. Cowie

labor, history

2010

0

0

1

FALSE

Ain’t I a Woman?

bell hooks

feminism

1981

0

0

1

FALSE

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

Toni Jensen

memoir

2020

0

0

1

FALSE

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

history, social justice

2018

0

0

1

FALSE

All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans

Dina Gilio-Whitaker and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

history

2016

0

0

1

FALSE

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

adrienne maree brown

social justice

2017

0

0

1

FALSE

Clay’s Ark

Octavia E. Butler

science fiction

1984

1

0

1

FALSE

Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms

Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law

social justice

2020

0

0

1

TRUE

Patternmaster

Octavia E. Butler

science fiction

1976

1

0

1

FALSE

An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World

Patrisse Cullors

social justice

2021

0

0

1

TRUE

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

bell hooks

feminism

2004

0

0

1

TRUE

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

science fiction

1993

1

0

1

TRUE

Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology

Edited by Shane Hawk, Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.

short stories

2023

1

1

1

FALSE

Parable of the Talents

Octavia E. Butler

science fiction

1998

1

0

1

FALSE

Kindred

Octavia E. Butler

science fiction

1979

1

0

1

TRUE

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

Written and Gathered by adrienne maree brown

social justice

2019

0

0

1

FALSE

Books in Progress

Reel to Real: Race, Class and Sex at the Movies

bell hooks

feminism

1996

0

0

0

FALSE

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

adventure fiction

1876

1

0

0

FALSE

Short Story Collections in Rotation

Night of the Living Rez

Morgan Talty

short stories

2022

1

1

0

FALSE

A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers

Edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams

short stories

2019

1

1

0

FALSE

Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

Edited by adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha

short stories

2015

1

1

0

TRUE