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Reading Room: Suggested Books from the Not In Our Town Community

Not In Our Town
One Book/One Community Book Club Reading List
 
Note: This list has been compiled through suggestions and comments from the NIOT community, and has not been thoroughly reviewed or curated by NIOT.
 
Children’s Books:
Twenty and Ten by Claire Hucket Bishop
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz 
It’s Ok To Be Different by Todd Parr
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
What I Like About Me by Allia Zobel Nolan
 
Fiction:
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Tis by Frank McCourt
Puddnhead Wilson by Mark Twain.
 
Nonfiction:
Borderlands/ La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldua
Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle-Class American by Jean-Robert Cadet
Listen to the Children: Conversations with Immigrant Families / Escuchemos a los ninos: Conversaciones Con Familias Inmigrantes by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier
Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by Kip Fulbeck
Autobiography: the Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
From Darkness to Light by Ray Martinez
Retarded Isn't Stupid, Mom! by Sandra Z. Kaufman
Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools by Jonathan Kozol
Beneath the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times by Luis Rodriguez
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. by Luis Rodrgiuez
The Last Time I Wore A Dress by Daphne Scholinski
Memoir of a Race Traitor by Mab Segrest
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black by Gregory Howard Williams

The Beauty Myth : How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf 

Book suggestions? Let us know. Email info@niot.org