The Books

We are excited to announce our 2018 list:

2018 Books:

A Freedom Budget for All Americans (facilitated by Seth Kulick and Dave Backer)

Capitalism, a Structural Genocide (facilitated by Rosi Barbara and Serafina Harris)

Eloquent Rage (facilitated by Tamara Anderson, Peggy Savage, and Robin Roberts)

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (facilitated by Kendra Brooks, Kristin Campbell, and Tonya Bah

Harvest of Empire (facilitated by Edwin Mayorga and Max Rosen-Long)

Kindred (facilitated by Tamara Anderson and Kristin Luebbert)

Martin and Malcolm in America (facilitated by Ismael Jimenez, Serafina Harris, and Fatim Byrd

Pedagogy of the Oppressed (facilitated by Kait McCann and Lisa Hantman)

Raising Hell and Raising Expectations + Teachers’ Contracts (facilitated by Kelley Collings and KB Brower)

School’s Out + From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun (facilitated by Maddie Luebbert and Lizzie Wingfield)

So You Want to Talk About Race (facilitated by Clarice Brazas and Kira Baker-Doyle)

Stamped from the Beginning (facilitated by Angie Crawford and Ismael Jimenez)

Teaching for Black Lives (facilitated by Angie Crawford and Chris Rogers)

West Regional Book Group (facilitated by Rebecca Coven, Katrina Clark, and Kathleen Melville)
- Push Out
- Discipline Over Punishment
- Future of Our Schools

2017 Books:

  • Americanah, by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie (facilitated by Tara Schwitzman, Harriet Millan, and Aura Townsend)
  • An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (facilitated by Edwin Mayorga and Ron Whyte)
  • Assata, An Autobiography by Assata Shakur & We Are an African People by Russell Rickford (facilitated by Nzinga Hill, Ismael Jimenez, Yaasiyn Muhammad, and Tyra Washington
  • Class War: The Privatization of Childhood, by Megan Erickson (facilitated by Diane Isser and Aly Goldstein)
  • Direct Action: Protest, Power and the Reinvention of American Radicalism by L.A. Kauffman; Hegemony How-To: A Road Map for Radicals by Jonathan Smucker; and No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age by Jane McAlevey (facilitated by Kelley Collings and Arielle Klagsbrun)
  • Discipline Over Punishment: Successes and Struggles with Restorative Justice in Schools by Trevor Gardner (facilitated by Kendra Brooks and Tamara Weiss)
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (facilitated by Fatim Byrd, Keziah Ridgeway, Chris Rogers, and Tasha Russell
  • The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward Baptist (faciltiated by Alycia Kohler and Sonia Rosen
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (facilitated by Nancy Goldschmidt and Kathy Cohen)
  • Lost at School: Why Our Children With Behavior Problems are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them, by Dr. Ross Greene (facilitated by Delilah Washington and Beth Logue)
  • Raising Race Questions by Ali Michael & Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit (facilitated by Lily Cavanagh, Laura Hummer, Charlie McGeehan, and Rachel Grant
  • Transformative Teachers by Kira Baker Doyle (facilitated by Kira Baker-Doyle and Sam Reed)
  • Trauma Sensitive Schools: Learning Communities Transforming Childrens' Lives (facilitated by Ericka Morris and Amy Leigh)
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (facilitated by Kristin Luebbert, Peggy Savage, and Liz Walls-Asto)
  • Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal by Aviva Chomsky (facilitated by Rosemary Barbara, Maddie Luebbert, Blanca Pacheco, and Ludy Soderman)

2016 Books:

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