Are you looking for a meaningful summer read or an informative but entertaining film or podcast? Here are some titles that inspire and inform our work.
In the courts and through our advocacy, Children’s Rights is building a movement to end our nation’s indifference to children’s human and civil rights. The first step to combatting these harms is to fully understand them and recognize the role we each can play in making change happen.
Children’s Rights staff thoughtfully curated a list of recommendations for your learning journey as advocates for social justice. This list offers entertainment and insights into the most critical and emerging issues affecting our children and families today. Gain a better understanding of the injustice of poverty in America, the history and impact of discrimination, racism, and more.
This is not an all-inclusive, definitive list, but we hope you find something that speaks to you.
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Are Prisons Obsolete?
by Angela Y. Davis
by Toni Morrison
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson
Confronting the Racist Legacy of the American Child Welfare System: The Case for Abolition
by Alan J. Dettlaff
Coming Soon: August 2023Learn More
Days of Grace: A Memoir
by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
by Matthew Desmond
Investigating Families: Motherhood in the Shadow of Child Protective Services
by Kelley Fong
Coming Soon: Oct 2023Learn More
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City
by Andrea Elliott
Our Missing Hearts
by Celeste Ng
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Stamped From the Beginning: A Graphic History of Racist Ideas in America
by Ibram X. Kendi
Taking Children: A History of American Terror
by Laura Briggs
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
by Richard Rothstein
The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin
The Forgotten Child: The powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die
by Richard Gallear
The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
by Annette Gordon Reed
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth
by Kristin Henning
by Darrin Bell
Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families–and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World
by Dorothy Roberts
Unequal: A Story of America
by Michael Eric Dyson
We Do This ‘Til We Free Us
by Mariame Kaba
We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America
by Roxanna Asgarian