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Recommended Readings for Peace

4 June 2018


We are thrilled to announce CODEPINK’s recommended readings for peace and our virtual book club!

With the U.S. Congress out of sessions for most of the summer, now is the perfect time to crack open a great book. CODEPINK has everything you need to get you ready for summer reading. We’ve compiled a list of the best books recommended by our staff and local coordinators. Many of them tell heart-wrenching, transformational stories while others are classic reminders of oppression. The list is offered for you to engage in thriving conversations through our book club, or to explore at your leisure. So read on, join our book club, and let there be peace... and love, compassion, and equality.

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Becoming Evil, by James Waller (2002)

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. (2013)

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, by Sarah Schulman. (2016)

Do They Hear You When You Cry?, By Fauziya Kassindja. (1999)

Emergent Strategy Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, by Adrienne Maree Brown. (2017)

Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid. (2018)

Imagined Communities, by Benedict Anderson. (1983)

Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, by Medea Benjamin. (2018)

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War, by Leymah Gbowee, Carol Mithers. (2011)

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Paulo Freire. (1968)

Prophets of War Lockheed Martin & the Making of the Military Industrial Complex, by William D Hartung. (2010)

Sex and World Peace, by Valerie M. Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli, and Chad F. Emmett. (2012)

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, by Grace Lee Boggs. (2012)

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State, by Nadia Murad. (2017)

The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, by Lauren Markham. (2018)

Warmth of Other Suns, the Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson. (2010)