The Transition Network
The Transition Network Minneapolis/St. Paul
Social Justice Resources
August, 2020
Organized by Terri Evans


 Deacon King Kong by James McBride (novel - Oprah’s Book Club Choice - Summer, 2020 - view interview with author James McBride on Apple TV+ - published in March, 2020)

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich (fiction - local Indigenous author, Louise Erdich’s latest - March, 2020)

There, There by Tommy Orange (fiction - 2018)


(film - directed by Ava DuVernay - 2016)

Hamilton (film directed by Thomas Kail - DISNEY+ - 2020)

Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea. (documentary film directed by Alex Stapleton - NETFLIX - 2019)

I Am Not Your Negro (film directed by Raoul Peck - 2016)

Just Mercy (film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton - 2019)

(film directed by Ava DuVernay - 2014)


Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates (nonfiction - 2015)

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (nonfiction - Oprah’s current Book Club selection - came out on August 3, 2020)

A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki (nonfiction - recommended by Barbara Rudnicki - 2008)

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper (nonfiction -2018)

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (nonfiction - 1963)


Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister (nonfiction - 2018)

A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota edited by Sun Yung Shin (nonfiction - essays by Minnesota authors - current One Book, One Minnesota selection - 2016)

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (nonfiction - suggested by Oprah - currently on NYT Bestseller List - 2019)

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez (nonfiction - 2019)

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad (published January, 2020 - nonfiction)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexandeer (nonfiction - 2010)

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (nonfiction - recommended by Barbara Rudnicki - 2011)

The Race Bomb by Paul Ehrlich (nonfiction - recommended by Barbara Rudnicki - 1978)

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (nonfiction - 2016)

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (nonfiction - 2010)

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
by Pema Chodron (nonfiction - 1996)

White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo (nonfiction - currently on the NYT Bestseller List - 2018)


All American Boys by Jason Reynolds (fiction - 2015)

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas (fiction 2017)

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi (published in July, 2020 - paperback and board book form - for the special children in your life)

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (nonfiction -2020)

by Mohogany L. Browne (poetry by various authors - young adult - 2020)

ORGANIZATIONS/WEBSITES (“a nonprofit, nonpartisan, newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy” - 2020) (“Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.” - 2005)

“The Island of Discarded Women” (podcast - Episode 13 - 2020)

Loyalty Bookstores Antiracist Reading Recommendations (more social justice book recommendations -

“On Being with Krista Tippett” (podcast featuring Krista Tippett interviewing various individuals of note, including many of the authors mentioned in this list of resources - since 2003)

“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” Peggy McIntosh
(nonfiction article - 1990)

Material from, 12:11:02 October 27, 2021.
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