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Great Reads for Organizers!

If you have very young activists-to-be who you’re raising up, A is for Activist is an absolutely beautiful board book. And it’s also available in Spanish!

If your children are a little older or early teens, Bread and Roses Too​ is wonderful.

For us adults, here are our top 3 picks for great summer reads for organizers and activists.

And, if you’re a unionist and haven’t yet read Secrets of a Successful Organizer, it’s time. (Author Talk recording here​.)

These books are engaging to read, thought-provoking, and grounded in a sophisticated intersectional analysis of racial justice and other movements.

Meanwhile, below are great how-to classics on organizing – books that all organizers might find useful – and recent releases having to do more explicitly with online organizing. Got a book to recommend? Let us know. (We’ll credit you if we post it.) And please vote on books you’ve read to help fellow organizers find their way to good reads.

Missed SMT’s Author Talks for Organizers? Watch the recordings of online talks with authors of some of the most important, recently published movement-building books.

Do you know about SMT’s Digital Campaigning Certificate Program  and SMT’s Graphic Design for Organizing Apprenticeship, both starting up again in September?

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