I love reading. My friends are always asking me for book suggestions because they know I am a nerd who has read over 50 books in the last two years. For most of my life I've read fiction (I LOVE a good thriller), but recently I've started to get into some nonfiction and I've been loving that as well! I've been learning so much about the world and other people's lives. I usually choose books that are related to topics that I am passionate about like criminal justice reform, racial inequality, immigration, and women's rights.
I've decided to start a virtual "social justice book club" on my blog and Instagram so that I can share what I have been learning with others. This is something that I've been thinking about for a while. There are so many human rights topics that I am passionate about and as a social worker and someone who is considering law school, I want to learn as much as I can!
I figure, I'm going to shoot for one book a month as of now. I have a long list of books that I eventually want to get to. Some titles include:
- My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
- Undocumented by Aviva Chomsky
- The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
- Love Wins by Debbie Cenziper & Jim Obergefell
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (I've read parts of this)
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (I've started this one)
- The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein (I've started this one)
I would absolutely LOVE to hear suggestions that any of you have for social justice related books that you have read or that you have heard about!