Social justice reading list

Here’s a list of books that the social justice group has read. Most of these books are available in the church library.

here’s a list of all of the books and films this group has read and discussed. most of these books are available from our church library if you’d like to borrow one!

1) Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

2) Waking Up White: And Finding Myself In A Story Of Race by Debby Irving

3) The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

4) Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen” by Jose Antonio Vargas

5) The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham

6) The Glass House Chronicles: The Sharp Decline of an All American Factory Town by Brian Alexander

7) I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

8) The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

9) At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus Among my Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors by Russell Jeung

10) From This American Life: Starbucks Racial Sensitivity Training as observed by an NPR reporter who was invited to attend.

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12) Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon

13) Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward, a novel (about justice in Mississippi per Alice)

14) The Innocent Man by John Grisham

15) The Confession also by John Grisham

16) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

17) Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristoff and Cheryl WuDunn

18) Real American by Julia Lythcott-Harris

19) Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm by Sheri Fink

20) Who We Be: The Colorization of America by Jeff Chang

21) Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Remembrance. By Reggie L. Williams

22) Strangers in Their Own Land by Ariel Russell Hochschild

23) I am Not Your Negro. Movie.Available on You Tube, Amazon video, Vudu if you would like to watch it in advance

24) Moonlight –movie

25) Dare We Speak of Hope by Allan Boesak

26) Strangers in a Strange Land by Charles Chaput

27) Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

28) Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

29) Between the World and Me by James Baldwin

30) Dog Whistle Politics by Ian Haney López

31) America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis

32) What Happened to Nina Simone? Netflix movie

33) Negroland by Margo Jefferson

34) The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

35) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

36) Black Man White Coat by Damon Tweedy

37) Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

38) The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs

39) High Price by Carl Hart

40) A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind