Tell us which books you are reading!
On the survey you fill out at the end of this course, you will answer an open ended question regarding the books and articles you have been reading and plan to read in the categories of social justice. Below is a list of reading recommendations that you can (optionally) select from to guide your reading goals for the rest of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. We want to know your plans for educating yourself!
Books/Articles for Everyone:
- Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth by
- Medical Bondage by Deirdre Cooper Owens
- An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
- An African and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
- The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates [Article]
- white supremacy culture by Tema Okun [Article]
- Listen to Me Good: The Story of an Alabama Midwife by Margaret Charles Smith
- Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
- In and Out of Our Right Minds: The Mental Health of African American Women by Diane Brown and Verna Keith
- Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story by Onie Lee Logan and Katherine Clark
- They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
- Seven Portal Sky: Medicine and Birth Stories from Minneapolis by Ihotu Ali [free e-book download on her website]
- Visit the Native Land website and learn the names of the Native people whose land you live on. Educate yourself about the history of these people.
- Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change [free e-book with writings from leaders of the movement]
- Killing the Black Body
Books/Articles written to educate White Folks:
- Where are you on the Racism Scale? [Article]
- So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
- Waking up White by Debbie Irving
After looking through the list above… Have you read any of these books/articles before? Do you plan on reading any of these in 2020/2021? Let us know in your survey at the end of this renewal course!
FYI: If there is a book or resource you’d like us to add to this list, just email support!