Reading Lists

Democracy, If We Can Fix It – A Reading List to Fight Racism in the Political System

With ongoing nationwide protests against police violence, race in the United States has been at the center of many conversations in recent weeks—books on racial injustice like The New Jim Crow are topping bestseller lists, and social media feeds are full of outrage over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans.

12 Books for Anti-Racist K-12 Education

American Chokehold: A Black Lives Matter Reading List

American Chokehold: A Black Lives Matter Reading List

Throughout its history The New Press has published hundreds of books that challenge racism and shine a spotlight on systemic injustice, books that correct a whitewashed historical narrative and offer a vision for a more equal future.

A Studs Terkel Reading List

In honor of legendary author and oral historian Studs Terkel's upcoming birthday, we’ve put together a list of some of his works to add to your #QuarantineReads.

A #RadicalMay Reading List

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the inequities of capitalist society. It is more important than ever to think, discuss, and engage with ideas that could transform the institutions that govern our lives. The New Press has joined our fellow progressive publishers from around the world, together with LITERAL—a radical festival of books and ideas—to present #RadicalMay.

8 Books to Read for International Workers' Day

May 1 is International Workers' Day (also known as May Day), a day to honor laborers, labor movements, and the fight for workers’ rights. We’re celebrating by sharing a selection of books that present portraits of the American worker at different points in time, that tell the history of the labor movement in the US, and catch us up on contemporary fights to champion the rights of workers.

5 more books by Romesh Gunesekera to read after Suncatcher

Long Distance Reads to Read from Home

Need to distance yourself from the current situation?  We’d like to recommend six wonderful works that will transport you far, far away.

No need to keep your distance from great ideas and great books.


Suncatcher: A Novel
By Romesh Gunesekera

(Ceylon/Sri Lanka)

12 Books to Read for Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, a month dedicated to highlighting the contributions of women to history and to contemporary society.

8 Books To Read for Black History Month 2020

We continue our Black History Month celebration with an essential roundup of new and backlist titles. These books span history, offering perspectives both individual and grand, showing us how to confront our present and build a more just future. 




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