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Breaking Down Hate: A Reading List

Check out these recommended reads that highlight stories of transformation and inspire compassion.

Below are titles in our collection that feature stories from authors who have transformed their lives and distanced themselves from hateful rhetoric, ideas, and actions. Additionally, some of these stories give insight into the experiences of those who have faced discrimination, abuse, hate or suffer from the consequences. We could all benefit from reading the stories of people unlike ourselves to build empathy and compassion. Don't forget to check out our event, Breaking Down Hate: How a Former Extremist Now Promotes Peace, a book talk and signing with Christian Picciolini author of White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement--And How I Got Out on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 2PM.

White American Youth by Christian Picciolini
Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead by Frank Meeink
Loving vs. Virginia: a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case by Patricia Powell
Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Best We Could Do: an Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America by Robert Wuthnow
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
When They Call You a Terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir by patrisse kahn-cullors
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer
My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King by Reymundo Sanchez
I am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai
Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister's Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love by Rob Schenck

Created by Kristin Lansdown on Oct 19th, 2018 @ 11:43 AM.
Updated on Oct 26th, 2018 @ 2:52 PM.