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Books

Reading list for a better world.

How Mischief-Makers Built Australia Through Pranks and Protests How Mischief-Makers Built Australia Through Pranks and Protests
by Madeline Ostrander
In his new book "How to Make Trouble and Influence People," Iain McIntyre offers readers an alternative version of Australian history.
Gar Alperovitz on Why the New Economy Movement Needs to Think Big Gar Alperovitz on Why the New Economy Movement Needs to Think Big
by Scott Gast
His new book, "What Then Must We Do?" imagines how a new economic system might actually emerge, from the bottom up, in the next few decades.
Wild Eats, Resilient Farms, and Freedom From Money: 3 Holiday Reads for the Radical Homemaker Wild Eats, Resilient Farms, and Freedom From Money: 3 Holiday Reads for the Radical Homemaker
by Shannon Hayes
Books should light up our lives—especially during the dark days of winter. Here are a few to pass along.
Book Review: “A is for Activist” by Innosanto Nagara Book Review: “A is for Activist” by Innosanto Nagara
by Corey Hill
From Activist to Zapatista, this “children’s book for the 99 percent” infuses the alphabet with the energy and consciousness of Occupy Wall Street.
A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ... A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ...
by Jenn Carreto
In "Religion Gone Astray," three leaders—and friends—from different religions take on violence, exclusivity, gender inequality, and homophobia in some of their scriptures' most controversial verses. What they discovered surprised them.
The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream
by Sean Burns
Book Review: “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power” profiles the radical, working-class movements of the '60s and '70s—a guide for transformation today.
Book Review: GreenDeen Book Review: GreenDeen
by Jamal Rahman
How Islamic faith and environmentalism can be combined in everyday life.
Book Review: Food Justice Book Review: Food Justice
by Laura Kaliebe
What's wrong with our food system—and how can we fix it?
All That We Share All That We Share
by Jay Walljasper
Welcome to a new kind of movement—one that reshapes how we think about ownership and cooperation.
In Review: Raising Eyebrows In Review: Raising Eyebrows
by Jill Bamburg
In his new book, Dal LaMagna offers advice on creating an honest business.
Diet for a Hot Planet Diet for a Hot Planet
by Kathleen Yale
The climate crisis at the end of your fork and what you can do about it
Climate Hope Climate Hope
by Mark Engler
On the front lines in the fight against coal
The Return of Jim Crow The Return of Jim Crow
by Carol Estes
How today's criminal justice system takes up where slavery and segregation left off
Summer Reading from YES! Magazine Summer Reading from YES! Magazine
Find out where the YES! staff is finding inspiration this summer.
Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word
by Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé looks at redefining power and taking it back.
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