Books to Read for the October Month of Resistance
to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation
Author Jean Love Cush in store!
October 25, 2:00pm!
Endangered: A Novel
Endangered is a gripping tale that captivates from the first page to the very last. This phenomenal debut pulls at your heartstrings and exposes an unfair justice system while simultaneously engrossing you with skillful storytelling. It was amazing.
-Ashley & Jaquavis, New York Times bestselling authors of
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Devastating. . . . Alexander does a fine job of truth-telling, pointing a finger where it rightly should be pointed: at all of us, liberal and conservative, white and black.
On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
Alice Goffman's On the Run is the best treatment I know of the wretched underside of neo-liberal capitalist America. Despite the social misery and fragmented relations, she gives us a subtle analysis and poignant portrait of our fellow citizens who struggle to preserve their sanity and dignity.
Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America
Peniel Joseph represents the best of a new generation of scholars whose work will substantially revise our understanding of the Black Freedom Movement. Provocative and masterfully written, Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour not only reveals the radical roots of Black Power but places the key activists and struggles within a global framework. It is one of those critically important books that will be read and debated for many years to come.
-Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons
[A] breath-taking tour through legal and cultural contexts richly and passionately portrayed. . . . Dayan aspires to do more than debunk the 'rationality' of law; she cries out against the injustice and violence that law's word-twisting makes both possible and invisible. Her descriptions and account of civil death, force-feeding, mind-killing solitary confinement, and slavery and its inheritors, should be required reading.
-Linda Ross Meyer, author of
Law, Culture and Humanities