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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnThe Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Best Progressive Reads
891 books — 594 voters

Harvesting Hope by Kathleen KrullWhole Whale by Karen YinThe Librarian of Basra by Jeanette WinterClick, Clack, Moo by Doreen CroninRosa by Nikki Giovanni
Growing Future Activists
208 books — 209 voters
Night by Elie WieselThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneMaus I by Art Spiegelman
Essential Books on the Holocaust
173 books — 179 voters

The Lorax by Dr. SeussLast Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PenaAnd Tango Makes Three by Justin RichardsonI Dissent by Debbie LevyThe Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Children's Books for the Resistance
600 books — 111 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootMountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy KidderThe Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne FadimanThe Hot Zone by Richard   PrestonThe Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett
Public Health
180 books — 108 voters

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinNickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichThe Communist Manifesto by Karl MarxThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
How Capitalism Destroys Everything
196 books — 97 voters
Fun Home by Alison BechdelWhy Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette WintersonZami by Audre LordeAre You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison BechdelLike Me by Chely Wright
Lesbian Memoirs
267 books — 83 voters

The Irresistible Revolution by Shane ClaiborneSex, Economy, Freedom, and Community by Wendell BerryCommon Prayer by Shane ClaiborneLet Justice Roll Down by John M. PerkinsNew Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton
Books for Ordinary Radicals
62 books — 54 voters
The Color of Law by Richard RothsteinThe New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderMedical Apartheid by Harriet A. WashingtonWhen Affirmative Action Was White by Ira KatznelsonColor of Money by Mehrsa Baradaran
Breaking Brown Book Reads
91 books — 46 voters

Can't Get There from Here by Todd StrasserPaper Things by Jennifer Richard JacobsonWhere I Live by Brenda RufenerHold Fast by Blue BalliettRunaway by Wendelin Van Draanen
Homelessness in Children's Fiction
50 books — 33 voters
Sleep State Interrupt by T.C. WeberThe Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le GuinFading Fame by Pam MunterThe Wrath of Leviathan by T.C. WeberV for Vendetta by Alan Moore
Fight the Power! Activism in fiction
46 books — 29 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsThe Final Empire by Brandon SandersonGraceling by Kristin Cashore
Slavery to Rebellion
86 books — 28 voters
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-GarciaRon's Big Mission by Rose BlueSmoky Night by Eve BuntingA is for Activist by Innosanto NagaraSit-In by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Black Lives Matter - Kids!
162 books — 26 voters

Buses Are a Comin' by Charles PersonMoxie by Jennifer MathieuHow to Change Everything by Naomi KleinHere We Are by Kelly  JensenQueer, There and Everywhere by Sarah Prager
Activism for Teens and Young Adults
53 books — 20 voters
Orange Is the New Black by Piper KermanPrisoner of Tehran by Marina NematWritings from Prison by Leyla ZanaFree Cyntoia by Cyntoia Brown-LongBecoming Ms. Burton by Susan Burton
Women's prison memoirs
57 books — 13 voters

Killer Looks by Zara  StoneAcres of Skin by Allen M. HornblumLooks by Gordon L. PatzerFace Value by Autumn Whitefield-MadranoPretty Modern by Alexander Edmonds
Plastic Surgery
24 books — 1 voter

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