On Social Justice

onsocialjusticeMy favorite social justice resources: 

Books (Non-Fiction)

halftheskyHalf the Sky By: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Women hold up half the sky. Chinese Proverb





A Path Appears By; Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

A Path Appears Book Cover

Hope is like a path in the countryside. Originally, there is nothing- but as people walk this way again and again, a path appears.” – Lu Xun, Chinese Essayist, 1921




theworkingpoorThe Working Poor By: David K. Shipler

working poverty is a constellation of difficulties that magnify one another…





The Hole in our Gospel By: Richard Stearnsholeinourgospel

A church that’s lost it’s voice for justice is a church that’s lost it’s relevance in the world.




sevenSeven By: Jen Hatmaker

Until every human receives the dignity I casually enjoy, I pray my heart aches with tension and my belly rumbles for injustice.




The Invisible Girls By: Sarah Thebargeinvisiblegirls

love will cost you dearly. And it will break your heart. But in the end it will save the world.





moreisnotenoughWhen More is Not Enough By: Amy L. Sullivan

When God said to love one another as he loved us, I’m pretty sure he meant it.





The Distance Between Us By: Reyna Grandedistancebetweenus

And I didn’t stop hating my name until many years later, when I realized that it wasn’t a name to be ashamed of, but one to live up to.




beautifulforeversBeyond the Beautiful Forevers By: Katherine Boo

What was unfolding in Mumbai was unfolding elsewhere, too.





Clay, Water, Brick by: Jessica Jackleyclaywaterbrick

The stories we tell about each other matter very much.





SimpleSimpler Living, Compassionate Life

a collection of essays 





The Blue Sweater by: Jacqueline Novagratz bluesweater

How you see where you are always depends on where you’ve been.





warmsunsThe Warmth of Other Suns by: Isabel Wilkerson

They did what human beings looking for freedom, throughout history, have often done. They left.




Tattoos on the Heart by: Gregory Boyle tattoos

Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgement at how they carry it.




Books (Fiction)

little beeLittle Bee by Chris Cleave

I was carrying two cargoes. Yes, one of them was horror, but the other one was hope.





The Help by: Kathryn Stockett the hlep

You is kind, you is smart, you is important.





wonderWonder By: R.J. Palacio

When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.






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