Books, resources, and films discussed by SEED in previous years:
White American Youth by Christian Picciolini
Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Turning oppression into opportunity for women.
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness.
The Submission, by Amy Waldman. A striking portrait of a fractured city striving to make itself whole.
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Poverty, profit in the American city
The Price of Privilege, by Madeline Levine. How parental pressure and material advantage
are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids.
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. A graphic memoir of her parents’ final years.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by S. Alexie
The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Dreamland by Sam Quinones
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado
Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Narwaz
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Crossing Borders documentary film
The Central Park Five documentary film
Quartet feature film