Popular Books on Activism

 

Activists are the people who are actually responsible for bringing a change in the society either by their actions or their protests. There have been many fields where they have made revolutions – either it was the time of independence or the environmental safety.

Here is the list of books on activism which will not only give you the idea about activists but also leave you thinking whether you are making the most out of your life or not:

 

A for Activists

Though it’s an ABC board book and for kids, but it actually gives you a glimpse of what is activism and its role in environmental justice, LGBTQ rights and every other field

Read it For:
this book explains everything is a very easy language and still keeping the decency required.
Don't Read it For:
The book is childish for the people who have a lot of knowledge about activism.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of the fact that the book is written for kids but the issues that it brings up also resonates with their parents’ values of the community. This book is listed in top 10 books on activism.

When we fight, we win

Himself being an activist, Leeds, brings you the collection of interviews of the activists from all around the world. They shall give you their logic behind the issue they are fighting for.

Read it For:
If you’re looking to know about activism, then this book is yours. Also, it gives a chance to youth to understand what activism is and the time how it brought a change.
Don't Read it For:
Some of the views of few activists may be offensive to the readers. So, it’s advised to read it only if you keep your judgment aside.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of its firm and concrete writing style which shows how the writer is stuck to his opinion. Hence the book is also listed as one of the best books on activism.

Brave Girl Clara and Shirtwaist Makers

This book tells about a Ukrainian immigrant Clara and U.S. garment industry. She never knew that the education was offered with a trade of long child labor sessions. apart from that, she didn’t know English which created a barrier, but she didn’t give up. Fed up with the mistreatment, she led the largest walkout of women labors the country had ever seen.

Read it For:
This book is wholly based on picture stories. SO you don’t have to stick your eyes on text and also the value and meaning if activism has been explained very well here.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not for you if you are looking some romantic or mysterious stories. Also, this genre can be boring for few readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of the style of portraying the story which is unique. Also, the idea and the storyline has put the book on the list of most popular books on activism.

The Lifelong Activists: How To Change The World Without Losing Your Way

The book is a guide which tells you to live a fruitful life with a strong mission. But it has instructions which you must follow to live your life with joy and minimum of fear, guilt, and shame. Even the students who are doubtful regarding their careers also can read this book.

Read it For:
The book answers your question about everything that you have ever been doubtful for.
Don't Read it For:
The ideas mentioned here are actually very practical and harsh to be precise.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book had been a controversy when it was released, but when you read it, you shall find all your thoughts getting clear about your life. This book was one of the top 10 best-selling books on activism.
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Grassroots: A field guide for feminist activism by Jennifer Baumgardner

The book has got ‘feminist’ in its title but hasn’t focused only on it. It makes you think – ‘what can I do with my life?’. Either you think about gay marriage, environment, sexual assaults, or any other issue, this book helps you think about it and reach a conclusion.

Read it For:
The book is a very good choice for the people who try to reflect their values in the society.
Don't Read it For:
This book is not for an orthodox reader who is very rigid in his thoughts.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of the opinions it has presented to the readers. It may be appreciated or criticised depending on the reader.

Hope in the dark

The book is written by Solnit who was herself an activist for decades. Here, she writes about all the experiences that she had while she worked. She also explains that positive results of her works shall not be displayed easily and early.

Read it For:
The book is a good read for the readers who are confused with tier thoughts regarding issues they are concerned about.
Don't Read it For:
You won't like the book if activism does not make sense to you
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of the ideas and views the writer has given in here.

The next American revolution – sustainable activism for the twenty-first century

The world has been dominated by America mostly, and almost all the countries are dealing with injustice because of political, economic and social crisis. The writer tells about her 70 years of activism and reaches some very useful conclusion

Read it For:
The book is good if you want to know what would be the next revolution in America will be based on.
Don't Read it For:
The views that she came up with, might be offensive at points.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because she came up with the unique idea of a future revolution that can take place in America.

Freedom is a constant struggle

This book by Davis is a collection of interviews, speeches, and essays which are made on various issues like state violence and others.

Read it For:
You will get to know what the activists worldwide think and work towards an issue to make a positive change in the society.
Don't Read it For:
You wouldn’t like the book if you are not in favor of activists and their ideas.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a collection of ideas and views from all over the world, and it may sound weird while you read all of them. This makes the book stand out from the crowd.

Beautiful trouble

This book brings you the collection of best works from activists from all around the world in a single cover.

Read it For:
This book is sophisticated and yet subtle to understand the motive and the language used is hilarious.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not for the people who don’t like activists.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out as it is full of ideas related to juster and more livable world.

Powered by a girl

This book is the collection of the interviews from women and young girl activists who have embraced activism and made it their life.

Read it For:
If you are someone who embraces activism and want to join the organizing, then this book is the first stepping stone.
Don't Read it For:
The book will not be liked by the reader who wants to have monotonous thoughts regarding life.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of the collection regarding sex education and LGBT it has presented.

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