“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.”
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.
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.
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 first book of “The Broken Earth” trilogy, The Fifth Season tells of a world routinely undone by huge, world ending earthquakes.
Burrington’s message is that by noticing the physical dependencies that make up the metaphorical “cloud,” you will also notice a few other things.
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.
In this, Butler’s last book, she returns to the notion of symbiosis so thoroughly explored in Lilith’s Brood.
This book has rewired my brain in ways I’m only just beginning to understand.
These three novels, Le Guin’s earliest, explore the experiences of visitors on three different planets.
Aurora follows a generational space ship as it travels to a far away solar system in search of a planet that can be safely terraformed.
Kolbert’s essays span Kyoto, Bush-era climate denialism, ocean acidification, Canadian tar sands, and melting glaciers.
This academic pamphlet from Donna Haraway describes dog writing as “a branch of feminist theory, or the other way around.”
A historical—and critical—look at the history of community development, locating its roots in dubious US-led efforts in India, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
This brief novel from Ursula K. Le Guin concerns a man named George Orr who has a most unwelcome ability: his dreams have the power to alter reality.
The conclusion of Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch series is more madcap than the preceding books, and fiercely satisfying.
The second of Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch series follows Breq as she’s given command of a ship—her first since she was herself a ship, before the Lord of the Radch destroyed it.
The first in Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch series introduces Breq, an AI who once inhabited a starship and many of it’s formerly-human crew.
In 1840s Toronto, a woman named Grace Marks, just shy of 16 years old, escapes with a man after one or both of them murder their employer and his housekeeper-turned-mistress.