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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 LeeNickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Best Progressive Reads
871 books — 548 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
170 books — 92 voters
The Lorax by Dr. SeussThe Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. SeussThe Story of Ferdinand by Munro LeafLast Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PenaAnd Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
Children's Books for the Resistance
589 books — 83 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
187 books — 81 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 BechdelUnbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi
Lesbian Memoirs
264 books — 78 voters

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonThe Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangThe Flatshare by Beth O'LearyThe Bride Test by Helen HoangGet a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Radical Romance
146 books — 76 voters

Excellent Sheep by William DeresiewiczManufacturing Consent by Edward S. HermanAnarchism by Pyotr KropotkinEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertDead Serious by Jane Mersky Leder
Books for counselor educators
59 books — 65 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
61 books — 52 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 KatznelsonThe Color of Money by Mehrsa Baradaran
Breaking Brown Book Reads
85 books — 35 voters
Can't Get There from Here by Todd StrasserPaper Things by Jennifer Richard JacobsonHold Fast by Blue BalliettWhere I Live by Brenda RufenerHow to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
Homelessness in Children's Fiction
42 books — 28 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
84 books — 25 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!
158 books — 19 voters
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le GuinHayduke Lives! by Edward AbbeyParable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerV for Vendetta by Alan MooreLittle Brother by Cory Doctorow
Fight the Power! Activism in fiction
36 books — 14 voters

Moxie by Jennifer MathieuHere We Are by Kelly  JensenQueer, There and Everywhere by Sarah PragerRadical Hope by Carolina De RobertisGirls to the Front by Sara Marcus
Activism for Teens and Young Adults
52 books — 13 voters
The Assignment by Liza M. WiemerOn Tyranny by Timothy SnyderBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderBacklash by George Yancy
Books to Empower Social Activism
19 books — 12 voters

Orange Is the New Black by Piper KermanPrisoner of Tehran by Marina NematWritings from Prison by Leyla ZanaBecoming Ms. Burton by Susan BurtonOut of Orange by Cleary Wolters
Women's prison memoirs
49 books — 9 voters

The Color of Law by Richard RothsteinBraiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall KimmererAquaponics for Beginners by Nick   BrookeBeyond the Kale by Nevin CohenNatural History of Vacant Lots by Matthew F. Vessel
Urban gardening + social justice
31 books — 4 voters
UNKILLABLE by T.C. MiddlesexRage Becomes Her by Soraya ChemalyNevertheless, She Persisted by Pratima Rao GluckmanJemima Small Versus the Universe by Tamsin WinterIf He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad? by Avery Neal
Feminism = Acceptance Reigns
50 books — 4 voters

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