Dr. King Week of Service and Engagement 2022 Booklist
January 12, 2022
The Drexel Lindy Center for Civic Engagement compiled a reading list in recognition of Dr. King Week of Service and Engagement 2022.
The list below has been annotated by the Drexel University Libraries to include links to resources licensed and available via the Drexel Libraries where available.
We hope you will enjoy the books included in this list as you explore Dr. King’s legacy and learn about issues of race, racial equity, and civil rights.
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by Adrienne Maree Brown [Request through E-ZBorrow/ILL]
- Ready from Within: Septima Clark and the Civil Rights Movement by Septima Poinsette Clark
- All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks [Request through E-ZBorrow/ILL]
- The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement by Jon N. Hale
- Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks
- The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement by Taylor Branch [Request through E-ZBorrow/ILL]
- Toward the Beloved Community: Martin Luther King Jr. and South Africa by Lewis V. Baldwin
- Martin Luther King, Jr. We Shall Overcome by Martin Luther King Jr.
- We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song by Debbie Levy [Request through E-ZBorrow/ILL]
- The Spook Who Sat by the Door by Sam Greenlee
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin [Request through E-ZBorrow/ILL]
- “Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde” by Audre Lorde
- Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
- Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems by Audre Lorde
- Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
- The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King Jr.
- Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression and Pain by Clelia O. Rodríguez
- In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World by Judith A. Carney
- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall [Request through E-ZBorrow/ILL]
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown [Request through E-ZBorrow/ILL]
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
- Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks
- The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
- Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi [Request through E-ZBorrow/ILL]
- The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones [Request through E-ZBorrow/ILL]
- Killing Rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks
- Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. – found in A testament of hope : the essential writings and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC by Faith S. Holsaert
- If Your Back's Not Bent: A Civil Rights Leader on the Roads from Victims to Victory by Dorothy F. Cotton