Summer Justice Reading Suggestions

At the last Justice Commission meeting of the year members pitched books as a continuation of our conversations on social justice over the summer. Here is the product of our brainstorm, and I hope you will take the time to indulge in these thought-provoking reads over the next 3 months . Enjoy!

  1. Citizen by Claudia Rankine
  2. Saving Septic Cyril by Sara Alexi
  3. A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota edited by Sun Yung Shin
  4. The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang
  5. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  6. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  7. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  8. What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel
  9. Night Flying Woman by Ignatia Broker
  10. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
  11. People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  12. Ostriches, Dung Beetles and Other Spiritual Masters: A Book of Wisdom from the Wild by Janice McLaughlin
  13. The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  14. The True Cost of Low Prices: The Violence of Globalization by Vincent A. Gallagher


4 thoughts on “Summer Justice Reading Suggestions

  1. Megan, Thank you for this list! I love it. Tell me: do you know if any of the titles relate to food Justice?


    Melissa Borgmann-Kiemde, Vis Companion 1196 Selby Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104

    M. 612.247.1151


  2. Hi Melissa! Thanks for taking the time to check out the list! I would suggest taking a look at # 8. Although it looks at all aspects of economic injustice we confront in our everyday life, I believe in that the author examines food systems. Otherwise on a related note, Lab Girl highlights a brilliant woman of science. Happy reading!

  3. Megan and members of the Justice Commission ~ remarkable list. Thank you for these remarkable summer 2016 “food for thought” opportunities!

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