Recommended Reading

Nonfiction Reading List for Progressive Change Agents

Baldwin, J. (1992). The Fire Next Time. New York: Vintage (Reissue).*

Reading for progressivesBennis, W. (2009). On Becoming a Leader. New York: Basic Books.*  

Brown, L. (2015). The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy. New York: W.W. Norton.*

Cialdini, R. (2007). Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. 2nd ed. New York: Harper Collins.

Drucker, P. (2017). The Effective Executive. 2nd ed. New York: HarperBusiness.*

Easterly, W. (2006). The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. New York: Penguin Books.*

reading about the consequences of global warmingEnglander, J. (2013). High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis. 2nd ed. New York: Science Bookshelf.*

Friedman, T. (2012). The Lexus and the Olive Tree. 2nd ed. New York: Picador.*

Garfield, B. (2009). The Chaos Scenario. Nashville, TN: Stielstra Publishing. (Available on Amazon)

Glaeser, E. (2014). Triumph of the City: How our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier. New York: Penguin Books.*

reading about developing activistsHan, H. (2014). How Organizations Develop Activists. Oxford: Oxford University Press.*

Handy, C. (2011). Gods of Management. London: Souvenir Press.*

INCITE! (2007). The Revolution Will Not Be Funded. 1st ed. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.*

Jacobs, J. (2016). Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life. 2nd ed. New York: Random House.*

reading for change agentsJobin-Leeds, G. (2016). When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-first Century Social Movements and the Activists that Are Transforming Our World. New York: The New Press.*

Jong, W., Shaw, M. and Stammers, N. (2005). Global Activism, Global Media. London: Pluto.*

Lindström, M. (2010). Buy.ology: Truth and Lies about Why We Buy. New York: Broadway Books.*

Patrick, B. (2013). The 10 Commandments of Propaganda. 2nd ed. Toldeo, OH: Arktos Media. (Available on Amazon)

Solnit, R. (2016). Hope in the Dark. 3rd ed. Chicago: Haymarket Books.*

TED Books (2013). City 2.0: The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There. TED. (Available on Amazon Kindle)

Fiction Reading List for Progressive Change Agents

reading about immigrantsAtwood, M. (1998). The Handmaid’s Tale. New York: Anchor.*

Dubus III, A. (2011). House of Sand and Fog. New York: W.W. Norton (Reprint).*

Eugenides, J. (2002). Middlesex. 1st ed. New York: Picador.*

Irving, J. (1997). The Cider House Rules. New York: Ballantine (Reissue).*

reading about repressive US immigration practicesKo, L. (2017). The Leavers. 1st ed. New York: Algonguin.*

Lewis, S. (2014). It Can’t Happen Here. New York: Signet* Classics (Reprint).

Orwell, G. (2003). 1984. New York: Berkley (Reprint).*

reading poetryRankine, C. (2014). Citizen: An American Lyric. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press.*

Shute, N. (2010). On the Beach. New York: Vintage (Reprint).*

Steinbeck, J. (2006). The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin Classics (Reprint).*

Whitehead, C. (2016). The Underground Railroad. New York: Random House.*

*Neighborhood bookstores are great places for reading. Please support the independent book sellers that I’ve linked to on this page. Thanks!

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