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TOP 21 OF 2021

Social Justice Book Group

When things get rough we turn to books for the lessons our ancestors and elders left for future generations. We study where to begin, where to pick up from, and how to keep from repeating past mistakes. Theory is meant to be read and discussed in community - so different perspectives are shared, so language can be better understood (or evolve) and to imagine together how we can grow and build and fight. Yes, what is generally accepted as theory can often be dense and intimidating, but the purpose of this book group is to tackle some of these books together as well as to shift what books we consider to be necessary theory. The topics are decolonization, radical Black feminisms, Black liberation, Indigenous liberation, Indiginizing climate justice, PIC abolition, anti-imperialism, and anti-capitalism. With each book we'll share study guides, glossaries, communal notes and related articles to help us grapple with what we're learning. This is a book group, a study group, and a call to action.

This group meets virtually the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. We plan to stay virtual to allow more people the opportunity to attend and to practice safety in what seems to be a never ending pandemic. If you want to be a part of this book club but cannot afford to purchase the book OR if you would like to purchase a copy for someone else, email Ari at: socialjusticebookgroup@gmail.com (for questions & zoom link too). All book club purchases are 10% off and 20% off for members.

Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781849352949
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: AK Press - November 28th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday November 8, 2021 

 


As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807028360
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Beacon Press - March 31st, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  Monday October 18, 2021


Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 Cover Image
By W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis (Introduction by)
$28.75
ISBN: 9780684856575
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Free Press - December 1st, 1999

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  September 13, 2021


Still Black, Still Strong: Survivors of the U.S. War Against Black Revolutionaries (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780936756745
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Semiotext(e) - January 1st, 1993

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  Discussion Monday, August 9, 2021 

Email for notes! 


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The Wretched of the Earth Cover Image
By Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox (Translator), Homi K. Bhabha (Foreword by)
$16.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780802141323
Published: Grove Press - March 1st, 2005

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Monday July 12, 2021 via zoom.
Email socialjusticebookgroup@gmail.com for notes


What Color Is Your Hoodie? Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781937627225
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Chelsea Station Editions - September 10th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***What Color Is Your Hoodie? Sunday, September 20, 2020 via Zoom


An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804170918
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Anchor - March 31st, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, August 22, 2020 via Zoom


The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement Cover Image
$16.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780316440097
Published: Legacy Lit - August 6th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, July 19, 2020 via Zoom


Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780226526164
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: University of Chicago Press - April 10th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, June 21, 2020 via Zoom


The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393355550
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, May 17, 2020


Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago Cover Image
$16.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781631523205
Published: She Writes Press - April 3rd, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  Sunday, April 19, 2020 via Zoom


How to Read the Constitution--and Why (Legal Expert Series) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062896308
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 25th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


Kindred Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, October 20, 2019 

 


Sick: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062428738
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harper Perennial - June 5th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, September 15, 2019 


Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781608465767
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Haymarket Books - March 15th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, August 18, 2019 


Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America Cover Image
$18.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780385529990
Published: One World - October 27th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, July 21, 2019


Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America Cover Image
$20.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781250094728
Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, June 23, 2019


An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143110859
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Penguin Books - March 13th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, May 19, 2019 


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, February 17, 2019


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, January 20, 2019