What We’re Reading: People For the American Way Book Club Picks

Knowledge is power – and we’re building it together. We’re so excited about all of the books we have coming up for our Book Club members! We’ve put together this list so you can get a jump start on your reading as we plan out the Book Club conversations for the months ahead.

Cover of a book. Red background with a black and white picture of a black man with an afro. Black text on white boxes reads "Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution" by Elie Mystal

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Allow Me To Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution

By Elie Mystal

In Allow Me to Retort, legal expert, columnist at The Nation, and People For Senior Fellow Elie Mystal offers an easily digestible argument about what rights we have, what rights Republicans are trying to take away, and how to stop them. He strips out all of the fancy jargon conservatives like to hide behind and lays bare the truth of their project to keep America forever tethered to its slaveholding past.

Book club pick for November 2022

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Book cover. Text reads Black women will save the world: an anthem by April Ryan. On the right, painting of a Black woman with white flowers all over her face on a light blue background

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Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem

By April Ryan

Since the founding of our nation, Black women have been at the frontlines of our nation’s fight for progress on every front. In Black Women Will Save the World, reporter April Ryan combines profiles and in-depth interviews of “Sheroes” like Vice President Kamala Harris, Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown, artist Regina King, and Rep. Maxine Waters to tell the stories of the challenges Black women endure – and how the lessons they’ve learned can help us shape our stories and change our country for the better.

Book club pick for December 2022

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Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trails of American Democracy

By Rep. Jamie Raskin

Congressman Raskin’s Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy tells the story of the 45 days at the start of 2021 that permanently changed his life. He provides a vital reminder of the ongoing struggle for the soul of American democracy and the perseverance that our Constitution demands from us all.

Book club pick for October 2022

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