Until I get a better, non-Amazon-backed method of organizing the books I'm into, this page will serve as my "recommendations" list.
These books are ones I've read and refer to when it comes to radicalization and activism in the 21st century. I've found them to be instrumental to building more awareness. Evidently, There's a heavy skew towards African peoples; any suggestions towards material on other comrades would be appreciated and cited!
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- Toward the African Revolution by Frantz Fanon
- Lakota Woman by Mary Brave Bird
- Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
- The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
- Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
- Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
- A Dying Colonialism by Frantz Fanon
- Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverley Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
- Stokely Speaks by Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmicheal)
- To Die for the People by Huey Newton
- Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
- Black Power: The Politics of Liberation by Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmicheal)
- Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America by Jody David Armour
I'm an anti-capitalist that spends time within the guts of an industry that revels on it. I don't endorse things like unethical venture capital and the likes. My shelf below is going to skew towards things that communicate against capitalism and more to systems that encourages wealth distribution and communal health over the lining of pockets for a few.
Books can be expensive — as someone who has enough books to fill a little library, I'd know. I've transitioned to donating a lot of my material to libraries and leaning on-line libraries and sharing groups to continue reading and learning. Also, take notes!
When I do buy books (physical or digital), I tend to lean towards local bookstores or one of the following on-line stores: