Read a Goddamn Book (Book list 2020)


The Hearing Trumpet – Leonora Carrington

America is Not the Heart – Elaine Castillo

Itzá – Rios de la Luz

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread – Marcia Douglas

Sabrina & Corina – Kali Fajardo-Anstine

M Archive – Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Mean – Myriam Gurba

Coyote Songs – Gabino Iglesias

Speak No Evil – Uzodinma Iweala

Black Leopard, Red Wolf – Marlon James

The Map of Salt and Stars – Zeyn Joukhadar

Lost Children Archive – Valeria Luiselli

There, There – Tommy Orange

Girls Burn Brighter – Shobha Rao

A Man – Oriana Fallaci


This Accident of Being Lost – Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Pleasure Activism – adrienne maree brown

Emergent Strategy – adrienne maree brown

Rage Becomes Her – Soraya Chemaly

The Terrible – Yrsa Daley-Ward

What You Have Heard is True – Carolyn Forche’

Uncut Funk – bell hooks & Stuart Hall

When They Call You a Terrorist – Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Heavy: An American Memoir – Keise Leymon

Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde

Tell Me How It Ends – Valeria Luiselli

Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief – Cynthia Milstein

Making Spaces Safer –Shawna Potter

Turning this World Inside Out – Nora Samaran

I’m Afraid of Men – Vivek Shraya

River of Fire: Commons, Crisis & the Imagination – Cal Winslow

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

Turn this World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture – Nora Samaran

Making Spaces Safer – Shawna Potter

River of Fire: Commons, Crisis, and the Imagination – edited Cal Winslow

Uncut Funk – bell hooks and Stuart Hall

Fateful Triangle – Noam Chomsky

Uprooting Racism – Paul Kivel

Graphic Novels

Fütchi Perf – Kevin Czap

Mis(h)adra – Iasmin Omar Ata

Young Terrorists – Matt Pizzolo

On a Sunbeam – Tillie Walden


Electric Arches – Eve Ewing

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude – Ross Gay

Invasive Species – Marwa Helal

Magical Negro – Morgan Parker

Nature Poem – Tommy Pico

Don’t Call Us Dead – Danez Smith

Young Adult

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Children of Blood & Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

Internment – Samira Ahmed

The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali – Sabina Khan

Gabi Girl in Pieces – Isabel Quintero

Juliet Takes a Breath – Gabby Rivera

The Grief Keeper – Alexandra Villasante

White Rose – Kip Wilson