Adult Readers Advisory

Protest & Good Trouble: Books on Activism and Social Movements

Our central display in March featured stories about activism, grassroots organizing, and social movements as inspired by Congressman John Lewis’s message on good trouble.

Protest & Social Movements
321.8 CLARK, Slow Democracy: Rediscovery Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home
320.8 BRYAN, Real Democracy:The New England Town Meeting and How it Works
973.711 SINHA, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
F YAPA, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Environmental Justice
363.738 CARSON, Silent Spring
304.2 MCK, The End of Nature
JF HOUSE, Same Sun Here

Civil Rights Movement
JB PARKS, Rosa Parks 
B KING, My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Mass Incarceration, Abolition, & Racial Justice
353.4 STEVENSON, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
364.66 HINTON, The Sun Does Shine: How I found Life and Freedom on Death Row
364.973 ALEXANDER, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
305.8 KENDI, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
305.896 WARD, The Fire this Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race
811 RANKINE, Citizen: An American Lyric
363.2 TAIBBI, I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bray Street

Feminist History
305.48, HOOKS, Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism
306.7 CHAREN, Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense
O 306.76 TRANS, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community
305.42 ADICHE, We Should All be Feminists
811 LORDE, The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde