The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

“If we…do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world.”

White Rage

Carol Anderson

Anderson traces the repeated push and pull of black advancement and the white response that sought to defeat it, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow, mass incarceration, and the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act.

Disrupting White Supremacy from Within

Jennifer Harvey, Karin A. Case & Robin Hawley Gorsline

Written and edited by a group of white Christian theologians, this book looks at how white supremacy is constructed and maintained, how the church is implicated in that system, and what individuals and communities can do to dismantle it.

Hope in the Dark

Rebecca Solnit

By arguing that hope is a prerequisite of success, Solnit makes the case that even when we are most inclined to despair, we have to choose to hope.

The Fifth Season

N. K. Jemisin

The first book of “The Broken Earth” trilogy, The Fifth Season tells of a world routinely undone by huge, world ending earthquakes.

Networks of New York

Ingrid Burrington

Burrington’s message is that by noticing the physical dependencies that make up the metaphorical “cloud,” you will also notice a few other things.

Zahav

Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook

This has rapidly become my go-to cookbook.

This collection of essays explores what we should call this new geographic epoch marked by fossil-fueled climate change.

Fledgling

Octavia E. Butler

In this, Butler’s last book, she returns to the notion of symbiosis so thoroughly explored in Lilith’s Brood.