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One World Presents: Read & Vote

One World is proud to be a home for authors, journalists, and activists who give us new language to understand our past, present, and future. With much at stake in the upcoming election cycle, we want to help voters better understand issues of the day—by reading stories about our collective past. 

Our Read & Vote initiative offers a curated list of books that examine the health of our society and key ballot issues from some of today’s leading thinkers, like Eric Holder, Ibram X. Kendi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Heather McGhee, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, and others. 

For more, be sure to follow us on social media and stay in touch with us through our newsletter to get exclusive videos from our authors speaking on voting rights and issues.

As we head into another crucial election cycle, we hope you’ll join us to Read & Vote

Read & Know What's At Stake

Some of the key issues on the ballot include immigration, climate change, healthcare, education, crime, reproductive rights, and criminal justice reform. Understanding what is at stake and how these issues form the foundation of social justice are critical when casting your vote. 

These books by leaders in their fields ask vital questions—and provide insightful solutions.

How to Raise an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

Read & Know What's At Stake: Social Justice & Education

The Emergency

Thomas Fisher, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Read & Know What's At Stake: Health Care

All We Can Save

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson

Read & Know What's At Stake: Climate Protection

The Undocumented Americans

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Read & Know What's At Stake: Immigration

What the Eyes Don't See

Mona Hanna-Attisha

Read & Know What's At Stake: Health Care

Ghettoside

Jill Leovy

Read & Know What's At Stake:

Crime & Policing

For the People

Larry Krasner

Read & Know What's At Stake: Criminal Justice Reform

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

Read & Know What's At Stake: Criminal Justice Reform

One World Presents: Read & Take Action

These books offer concrete plans and steps for activists, organizers, or anyone looking to make a difference. Read them and learn how to take action, protect our democracy, and be part of the change. 

Our Unfinished March

Eric Holder, Sam Koppelman

An action plan for reversing the tide of voter suppression.

The Purpose of Power

Alicia Garza

An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time.

See No Stranger

Valarie Kaur

A timely book on building movements that don’t leave anyone behind.

For the People

Larry Krasner

An inspiring vision of how people can take back power to reform criminal justice.

One World presents: Read & Understand

Before we take action, we have to understand how we got here. Delve into our collective history with works by former Attorney General Eric Holder, Heather McGhee, and more. 

The Sum of Us

Heather McGhee

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine

Quote from THE SUM OF US by Heather McGhee

Read Heather McGhee’s THE SUM OF US to understand ​how economic inequalities are intertwined with racism​​​​​​​​, and how these inequalities cause uneven access to democracy​​​​​​​​, which costs all of us.

The Purpose of Power

Alicia Garza

The Cruelty Is the Point

Adam Serwer

We Were Eight Years in Power

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Our Unfinished March by Eric Holder, Sam Koppelman

Our Unfinished March

Eric Holder, Sam Koppelman

WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER

Read WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER to understand how the wave of multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacy rule and how this unreconciled history is intimately tied to present-day politics.

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