Social Justice Reading List III

“Family”

December 2020

fiction novels

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo MBue

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi 

Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

Starlight by Richard Wagamese

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran 

The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

There There by Tommy Orange 

Brother by David Chariandy

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Love Enough by Dionne Brand

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid 

Non-Fiction Novels

The Social Origins of Private Life by Stephanie Coontz 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

alternative Mediums

“Song for Baby-O, Unknown” by Diane di Prima (Poem)

“Notes on Grief” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Personal Essay)

My Happy Family (2017) directed by Simon Groß and Nana Ekvtimishvili (Film)

Capernaum (2018) directed by Nadine Labaki (Film)

The Farewell (2019) directed by Lulu Wang (Film)

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