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Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate Collection

There are countless Social Justice courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Is Everyone Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education (Multicultural Education Series) (2017)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis is the new edition of the award-winning guide to social justice education. Based on the authors’ extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the book addresses the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. This comprehensive resource includes new features such as a chapter on intersectionality and classism; discussion of contemporary activism (Black Lives Matter, Occupy, and Idle No More); material on White Settler societies and colonialism; pedagogical supports related to “common social patterns” and “vocabulary to practice using”; and extensive updates…
Author(s): Özlem Sensoy , Robin DiAngelo, et al.

2. Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (2018)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionFor nearly 20 years, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice has been the trusted, leading anthology to cover a wide range of social oppressions from a social justice standpoint. With full sections dedicated to racism, religious oppression, classism, ableism, youth and elder oppression, as well as an integrative section dedicated to sexism, heterosexism, and transgender oppression, this bestselling text goes far beyond the range of traditional readers. New essay selections in each section of this fourth edition have been carefully chosen to keep topic coverage timely and readings accessible and engaging for students. The interactions…
Author(s): Warren J. Blumenfeld, D. Chase J. Catalano, et al.

3. Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education (2018)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionCase Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming,…
Author(s): Paul C. Gorski, Seema G. Pothini

4. And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God’s World (2019)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionWith the constant barrage of difficult stories through news and social media, today’s kids are increasingly aware of the real problems real people confront every day. And they’re quicker than ever to come to parents and other trusted adults to ask how they can help–or why they’re not already doing so. And Social Justice for All equips Christian families to tackle social justice issues together. It inspires them to bring light and love to a dark and scary world.Educator and mom Lisa Van Engen creates innovative resources to engage kids in understanding and responding to fourteen justice issues such as clean…
Author(s): Van Engen, Lisa

5. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (2015)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate Collection“[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.” SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly…
Author(s): Bryan Stevenson

6. Social Justice: Theories, Issues, and Movements (Critical Issues in Crime and Society) (2007)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionAn eye for an eye, the balance of scales–for centuries, these and other traditional concepts exemplified the public’s perception of justice. Today, popular culture, including television shows like Law and Order, informs the public’s vision. But do age-old symbols, portrayals in the media, and existing systems truly represent justice in all of its nuanced forms, or do we need to think beyond these notions?In Social Justice: Theories, Issues, and Movements, Loretta Capeheart and Dragan Milovanovic respond to the need for a comprehensive introduction to…
Author(s): Loretta Capeheart, Dragan Milovanovic

7. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (2016)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionFor twenty years, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive sourcebook of theoretical foundations, pedagogical and design frameworks, and curricular models for social justice teaching practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition continues in the tradition of its predecessors to cover the most relevant issues and controversies in social justice education in a practical, hands-on format. Filled with ready-to-apply activities and discussion questions, this book provides teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach to issues of oppression in classrooms. The…
Author(s): Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell

8. Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to the Changing World (2014)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionWith the help of fourteen saints, it’s time we reclaim Catholic social teaching and rediscover it through the lives of those who best lived it out. Follow in the saints’ footsteps, learn from their example, and become the spark of authentic social justice that sets the world on fire. #324,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #541 in Ethics in Christian Theology #715 in Christian Saints #295 in Christian Popes Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Brandon Vogt

9. Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (2013)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionFor more than a decade, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice has been the trusted, leading anthology to cover the full range of social oppressions from a social justice standpoint. With full sections dedicated to racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and ableism, as well as transgender oppression, religious oppression, and adult and ageism, this bestselling text goes far beyond the range of traditional readers. New essay selections in each section of this third edition have been carefully chosen to keep topic coverage timely and readings accessible and engaging for students. The interactions among these topics are highlighted…
Author(s): Maurianne Adams , Warren J. Blumenfeld, et al.

10. Just Practice: A Social Justice Approach to Social Work (2016)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionJust Practice provides a foundation for critical and creative social work that focuses on the profession’s historical commitment to social justice. The book integrates theory, skills, ethics, and rights and responds to the complex terrain of 21st century social work. Just Practice moves beyond the traditional foundations curriculum, however, to engage in an exploration of the complexities and the potential of social work. It is in part a reclamation project, recovering the histories, stories, and sense of urgency and possibility that has sparked the imagination and fueled the commitment…
Author(s): Janet Finn

11. Intellectual Empathy: Critical Thinking for Social Justice (2014)

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate CollectionIntellectual Empathy provides a step-by-step method for facilitating discussions of socially divisive issues. Maureen Linker, a philosophy professor at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, developed Intellectual Empathy after more than a decade of teaching critical thinking in metropolitan Detroit, one of the most racially and economically divided urban areas, at the crossroads of one of the Midwest’s largest Muslim communities. The skills acquired through Intellectual Empathy have proven to be significant for students who pursue careers in education, social work, law, business, and medicine. Now, Linker shows educators,…
Author(s): Maureen Linker

Best Social Justice Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some social justice books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Health Innovation and Social Justice in Brazil

Author(s): Maurice Cassier, Marilena Correa
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250893

Higher Education and Social Justice: The Transformative Potential of University Teaching and the Power of Educational Paradox

Author(s): Leonie Rowan
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310335

Rethinking Transitional Gender Justice: Transformative Approaches in Post-Conflict Settings

Author(s): Rita Shackel, Lucy Fiske
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310592

Sustainable Peacebuilding and Social Justice in Times of Transition: Findings on the Role of Education in Myanmar

Author(s): Mieke T.A. Lopes Cardozo, Elizabeth J.T. Maber
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311092

To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice

Author(s): Jessica Wilkerson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2324891

Woke: A Guide to Social Justice

Author(s): Titania McGrath
Publisher: Constable, Year: 2019, Size: 153 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2348807

Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education

Author(s): Kamden K. Strunk, Leslie Ann Locke
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354661

Linguistic Legitimacy and Social Justice

Author(s): Timothy Reagan
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354812

Protests in the Information Age: Social Movements, Digital Practices and Surveillance

Author(s): Lucas Melgaço, Jeffrey Monaghan
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2361560

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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