The Hard Tomorrow

07 December 2019 | By Eleanor Davis | Filed in: activism.

The gorgeous and empathetic story of one couple s search for hope and a peaceful future Hannah is a thirty something wife, home health worker, and antiwar activist Her husband, Johnny, is a stay at home pothead working or working on building them a house before the winter chill sets in They re

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

07 December 2019 | By Jonathan Safran Foer | Filed in: activism.

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity But do those of us who accept the reality of human caused climate change truly believe it If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know Will future generations

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

07 December 2019 | By Robin DiAngelo | Filed in: activism.

The New York Times best selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is

How to Be an Antiracist

07 December 2019 | By Ibram X. Kendi | Filed in: activism.

Ibram X Kendi s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America but even fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other In How to be an Antiracist, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

07 December 2019 | By Jenny Odell | Filed in: activism.

This thrilling critique of the forces vying for our attention re defines what we think of as productivity, shows us a new way to connect with our environment and reveals all that we ve been too distracted to see about our selves and our world When the technologies we use every day collapse our

Internment

07 December 2019 | By Samira Ahmed | Filed in: activism.

Rebellions are built on hope Set in a horrifying near future United States, seventeen year old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and

The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir

07 December 2019 | By Samantha Power | Filed in: activism.

Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights, has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America s foremost thinkers on foreign policy In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question What can one person do and

So You Want to Talk About Race

07 December 2019 | By Ijeoma Oluo | Filed in: activism.

In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today s racial landscape from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial

On Fire: The Case for the Green New Deal

07 December 2019 | By Naomi Klein | Filed in: activism.

1 international and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, makes the case for a Green New Deal explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.For than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the

The Boy At the Back of the Class

07 December 2019 | By Onjali Q. Rauf | Filed in: activism.

There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it He s eight years old just like me , but he s very strange He never talks and never smiles and doesn t like sweets not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite But the truth is, Ahmet