Books

Reading list for a better world.

Bringing it to the Table
by James Trimarco
Wendell Berry on Farming and Food. Pragmatic and passionate insights appear in each of the 24 essays in Bringing it to the Table by Wendell Berry, reviewed here by James Trimarco.
Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey
by Faith Adiele
American Girls: An excerpt from Faith Adiele's memoir.
The Food of a Younger Land
by Laura Kaliebe
Author Mark Kurlansky unearths a Depression-era project to document the country’s food traditions.
Trauma Stewardship
by Rinku Sen
ColorLines' Rinku Sen finds this guide useful for "anyone who stays close to the ground as they help to change that landscape".
Guardians of the Revolution
by John Feffer
Iran and the United States do not have to remain eternal enemies. So argues Ray Takeyh, an Iranian-born scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations, in his useful and engaging new book.
Nowtopia
by Laura Kaliebe
Review of Chris Carlsson's Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future—Today!
When the Prisoners Ran Walpole
by Carol Estes
Carol Estes reviews Jamie Bissonette's account of a true story in the movement for prison abolition
The Poor as Customers?
John Harvey reviews Michael Edwards' Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philantrocapitalism
For the Love of Libros in Cuba
by Marina Sitrin
Nearly half of Cuba's population attended the country's book fair last year. Marina Sitrin attends this year's fair and writes about her experience in a nation that celebrates books.
In Review :: Bill Cleveland’s Art and Upheaval
by Brooke Jarvis
Review of Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines, by Bill Cleveland
In Review :: Revolutionary Jesus
by Ignacio Castuera
YES! Magazine Book Reviews on Revolutionary Jesus :: Ignacio Castuera
In Review :: Climate Crisis and New Energy
by Michael Marien
YES! Magazine Book Reviews on Climate Crisis and New Energy :: Michael Marien reviews Fred Pearce's With Speed and Violence, Joseph Romm's Hell and High Water, and Greg Pahl's The Citizen Powered Energy Handbook.
In Review :: The Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
A comprehensive text for anyone who chooses green design for home construction or renovation. Includes well-organized checklists, helpful illustrations, and case studies.
In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
A good-natured guide for urbanites who want to live off the land without leaving the city limits.
Seeing Red, Feeling Blue in Purple America
by David Sirota
Americans are under increasing economic pressure, and many feel powerless to do anything about it. David Sirota travels coast to coast and finds the people who know the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction--and are joining a populist uprising to turn it around