The Imagination Reclamation Resource Guide – Books and Other Reading

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki

All God’s Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence by Fox Butterfield

Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko

A People’s History of the United States: 1492–Present by Howard Zinn

Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. by Luis Rodriguez

An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy (Read all her books.)

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Becoming and Unbecoming White: Owning and Disowning a Racial Identity edited by Christine Clark and James O’Donnell

Blood Song: A Silent Ballad by Eric Drooker

Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir by Stanley “Tookie” Williams

Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America by Randall Robinson

Full Spectrum Disorder: The Military in the New American Century by Stan Goff

Going up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation by Joseph T. Hallinan

Hirsohima by John Hersey

The Isis Papers by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

Killing Rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks

King by Ho Che Anderson

Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur (a.k.a. Monster Kody Scott)

No Child Left Behind: A South Sentral Story by Peggy Seltzer (also forthcoming)

No Disrespect by Sister Souljah

No More Blood Shed by Ronald Chatman (This is soon to be published, so watch for it on if it’s not out yet.)

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano (Read all his books.)

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics by George Lipsitz

Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance by Leonard Peltier, edited by Harvey Arden

Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class by Robin D.G. Kelley (Read all his books.)

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde (Ditto.)

“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh in White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racisms, edited by Paula S. Rothenberg

White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness by Ruth Frankenberg

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Women, Race, and Class by Angela Y. Davis

Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall


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