This list is not exhaustive pero we’ll update it semi-regularly as we come across/remember other dope reads! Send us emails, DMs, or lo que sea if you want suggestions in a particular subject area. ♥

Latin America

  • Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina by Eduardo Galeano 
    • English: The Open Veins of Latin America
  • A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers by Lawrence Weschler

U.S. History

  • Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis

Criminal Justice System

  • Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King
    • This is Cynthia’s personal favorite and it can definitely be cross-listed under U.S. History.
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Let’s Get Free by Paul Butler
  • Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
  • Human Targets: Schools, Police, and the Criminalization of Latino Youth by Victor M. Rios and James Diego Vigil
  • Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
  • 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement by Keramet Reiter
  • The Condemnation of Blackness by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson by George Jackson

Fiction by POC

  • This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  • Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita
  • Give it to Me by Ana Castillo


  • The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

Note: You can find a dope collection of works at “History is a Weapon.” They have several lists and include the text.