Fig Tree Book Lovers Day

By Kenya Cummings

The Revolutionary Leaders at Fig Tree Revolution are excited about National Book Lovers Day. We prepared a list of 50 books to share. Our revolutionaries values the stories and wisdom of others. Books are just one of many ways of sharing those stories and wisdom. The last book on the list is for your smallest revolutionaries.

Please comment your favorite books. We want to know what is on your list. We shared books that help fuel our work. They educate us. They challenge us. They remind us that there is much work to be done! 

  1. Dear White America -Tim Wise

  2. Freedom is a Constant Struggle-Angela Davis.

  3. This is an Uprising-Engler and Engler.

  4. War against War-Michael Kazin

  5. Dark Money-Jane Mayer

  6. The deep state -Mike Lofgren

  7. The New Jim Crow -Michelle Alexander

  8. The New Jim Crow: Study Guide and Call to Action

  9. The New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide

  10. Between the World and Me-Ta-Nehisi Coates

  11. The Warmth of Other Suns-Isabel Wilkerson

  12. The Holy Bible (it's the best liberation book ever)

  13. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  14. Forty Million Dollar Slaves – William C. Rhoden

  15. The Substance of Things Hoped For - Samuel DeWitt Proctor

  16. Taking Bullets: Terrorism and Black Life in Twenty-first Century America – Haki R. Madhubuti   

  17. Theorizing Feminism – edited by Hermann

  18. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk - Delores S. Williams

  19. The Book of Five Rings – Myamoto Musashi   

  20. The Cornel West Reader – Cornell West

  21. The Hip Hop and Religion Reader – edited by Monica Miller and Anthony B. Pinn

  22. Freestyle – Michael W. Waters

  23. Stakes Is High – Michael W. Waters

  24. Risks of Faith – James H. Cone

  25. The Cross and The Lynching Tree – James H. Cone

  26. No Hiding Place – Cecil Williams

  27. Religion, Theology, and Class: Fresh Engagements After Long Silence – Joerg Rieger  

  28. Katie’s Canon – Katie Geneva Cannon

  29. I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. – Michael Eric Dyson

  30. Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation – William J. Barber, II

  31. From The Bullet To The Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago – Jakobi Williams

  32. Touch: Pressing Against the Wounds of a Broken World – Pastor Rudy Rasmus

  33. Good News from the Barrio: Prophetic Witness for the Church – Harold Recinos

  34. A Way Out of No Way: The Economic Prerequisites of the Beloved Community – Michael Greene

  35. Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community – Leah Gunning Francis

  36. The Peaceable Kingdom – Stanley Hauerwas  

  37. To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries in the Black Church – Danielle Ayers

  38. Dare We Speak of Hope?: Searching for a Language of Life in Faith and Politics – Allan Boesak

  39. Blow the Trumpet in Zion: Global Vision and Action for the 21st Century Black Church – edited by @Iva E. Carruthers, Frederick D Haynes III, and Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

  40. Race, Religion, & Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty – Melynda Price.

  41. The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

  42. Wobblies and Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical History by Andrej Grubačić and Staughton Lynd

  43. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

  44. The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin

  45. Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr

  46. Another Politics: Talking across Today's Transformative Movements by Chris Dixon

  47. Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia

  48. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

  49. INCITE! Women of Color against Violence in their The Revolution Will Not be Funded: Beyond the Non-profit Industrial Complex

  50. A is for activist - Innosanto Nagara

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