Freedom Readers “Waiting List”

At each monthly meeting of the Freedom Readers Book Club, we select, from a growing list of book titles, our discussion book for two months away. These books are suggested by members and friends for our reading. This is such an amazing list of books that we thought we would share them with you and update as new titles are added. All of these books are “waiting” for a future discussion: (updated 10/23/19)

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, by Rachel Maddow
Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke
Choosing Civility, by P.M. Forni
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succesd, by Jared Diamond
Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller’s Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slave States, 1853-1861, by Frederick Law Olmsted
Democracy and Truth: A Short History, by Sophia Rosenfeld
Democracy in Chains: A Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, by Nancy MacLean
Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate, by George Lakoff
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones
Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America’s Role in the World, by Robert Kaplan
Educated, A Memoire, by Tara Westover
Fear: Trump in the Whitehouse, by Bob Woodward 
Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, by Rebecca Traister
Gray Mountain: A Novel, by John Grisham
Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoire of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J. D. Vance
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, by Robert Putnam
Parkland: Birth of a Movement, by Dave Cullen
Permanent Record, by Edward Snowden
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World, by Tim Marshall
Promise Me, Dad, by Joe Biden
Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, by Soraya Chemaly
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan
Small Great Things, by Jodi Piccoult
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County, by Kristen Green
Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide, by Tony Horowitz
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Testaments: The Sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwater
The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resiliance, by Hilary and Chelsea Clinton
The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die, by Keith Payne
The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts, by Joan Biskupic
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of how Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
The Fifth Risk, by Michael Lewis
The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,  by Al Gore
The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula Le Guin
The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel, by Robert Mueller (Choose the version you prefer.)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for Renewal of Work in America, by Oren Cass
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, by Kate Andersen Brower
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, by Sean Wilentz
The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service, by Laura Kaplan
The Testaments: The Sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwater
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, by David Wallace-Wells
We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights, by Adam Winkler
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, By Robin Diangleo
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, by Nancy Isenberg

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