Book recommendations for: young or new activists

Even though I participate in giving Monthly Recommendations, I thought I would start my own where every few weeks I give recommendations for a specific topic. This month I’m doing books for young or new activists.

These are books that I think everyone who considers themselves an activist and wants to be better read in a topic. Some are fiction, some are nonfiction. There’s a bit of a mix, but they’re all easy to read!



The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Fiction, YA. I’m sure you’ve all heard about this book by now. I think it’d be great for anyone who is passionate about race and equality.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nonfiction, essay. The title is pretty self explanatory, but it would be good for anyone who’s unsure about feminism.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Nonfiction, memoir. This is one of my favourite books and deals with poverty in the US.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Fiction, adult. This is a great look into a world sans feminism. It’s super interesting and I highly recommend it!

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Fiction, short story. This is another feminist piece and more of a classic, and it’s considered required reading in a lot of school districts (at least in my province). I’d highly recommend it.


Those are my recommendations for young activists. Are there any you would add?

Thanks for reading!

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