Social Justice: Books on Racism, Sexism, and Class

Books that take on patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism, and other social justice issues. Fiction or non-fiction.
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message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis.


message 3: by Tinea (new)

Tinea People who are commenting with book suggestions, you can add them directly to the list yourself by clicking the tab "add books to the list" at the very top of the book list. Please do!


message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth  Thank you for this -- one of my New Year's Resolutions was to read more about race, and I was having trouble finding recommendations.


message 5: by Tinea (new)

Tinea Elizabeth-- for African American books, this list is excellent: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19...


message 6: by brad (new)

brad  land Ooof. The Help. The Black experience written by a white woman. When will we learn to stop reading these works? I'd take that out and put some Toni Morrison in. I love all the Deloria!


message 7: by Tinea (new)

Tinea If you're interested in finding more recommendations or discussion of radical political books, you can check out & participate in the Anarchist & Radical Book Club. We try to curate our "bookshelf" so you can find books by subject.


message 8: by indigo583 (new)

indigo583 Is there no way to remove or challenge a book on this (or any list?) Book number 224 is Stephen King's It.


message 9: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Willis Zebradley wrote: "Ooof. The Help. The Black experience written by a white woman. When will we learn to stop reading these works?"

I completely agree. I read the book and genuinely don't understand the hype.


message 10: by Leland (new)

Leland Why is Stephen King's 'It' on this list?


message 11: by Peter (new)

Peter ▲▲▲▲ Payne Muttix wrote: "Zebradley wrote: "Ooof. The Help. The Black experience written by a white woman. When will we learn to stop reading these works?"

I completely agree. I read the book and genuinely don't understand..."


Well, at least it's not as bad as Save the Pearls.


message 12: by Daniella (new)

Daniella This list doesn't really make sense. Much like the concept of "social justice."


message 13: by Evelyn (new)

Evelyn Theybradley wrote: "Ooof. The Help. The Black experience written by a white woman. When will we learn to stop reading these works? I'd take that out and put some Toni Morrison in. I love all the Deloria!"

That's the purpose of the book, to see how white people see it.


message 14: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Moore I would like recommendations for novels published in 2017 which focus on Social Justice: Books on Racism, Sexism, and Class themes. Many thanks in advance. Christopher


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