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!
Dear White America -Tim Wise
Freedom is a Constant Struggle-Angela Davis.
This is an Uprising-Engler and Engler.
War against War-Michael Kazin
Dark Money-Jane Mayer
The deep state -Mike Lofgren
The New Jim Crow -Michelle Alexander
The New Jim Crow: Study Guide and Call to Action
The New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide
Between the World and Me-Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Warmth of Other Suns-Isabel Wilkerson
The Holy Bible (it's the best liberation book ever)
Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forty Million Dollar Slaves – William C. Rhoden
The Substance of Things Hoped For - Samuel DeWitt Proctor
Taking Bullets: Terrorism and Black Life in Twenty-first Century America – Haki R. Madhubuti
Theorizing Feminism – edited by Hermann
Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk - Delores S. Williams
The Book of Five Rings – Myamoto Musashi
The Cornel West Reader – Cornell West
The Hip Hop and Religion Reader – edited by Monica Miller and Anthony B. Pinn
Freestyle – Michael W. Waters
Stakes Is High – Michael W. Waters
Risks of Faith – James H. Cone
The Cross and The Lynching Tree – James H. Cone
No Hiding Place – Cecil Williams
Religion, Theology, and Class: Fresh Engagements After Long Silence – Joerg Rieger
Katie’s Canon – Katie Geneva Cannon
I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. – Michael Eric Dyson
Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation – William J. Barber, II
From The Bullet To The Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago – Jakobi Williams
Touch: Pressing Against the Wounds of a Broken World – Pastor Rudy Rasmus
Good News from the Barrio: Prophetic Witness for the Church – Harold Recinos
A Way Out of No Way: The Economic Prerequisites of the Beloved Community – Michael Greene
Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community – Leah Gunning Francis
The Peaceable Kingdom – Stanley Hauerwas
To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries in the Black Church – Danielle Ayers
Dare We Speak of Hope?: Searching for a Language of Life in Faith and Politics – Allan Boesak
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.
Race, Religion, & Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty – Melynda Price.
The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Wobblies and Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical History by Andrej Grubačić and Staughton Lynd
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin
Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr
Another Politics: Talking across Today's Transformative Movements by Chris Dixon
Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
INCITE! Women of Color against Violence in their The Revolution Will Not be Funded: Beyond the Non-profit Industrial Complex
A is for activist - Innosanto Nagara