OneWorld, Inc. Suggested Reading List - 2010:  

There is no greater gift to ourselves and loved ones than the gift of books that enrich our lives
and expand our knowledge and view of the world.

 

Articles & Blogs:

 

"Grand Theft Education - Literacy in the Age of Video Games" & "Misinformation Intern" in Harper's Magazine/ Sept. 2006 Issue.  An older but important article titled "Are Kids Too Wired For Their Own Good? In Time Magazine, March 2006

 

 

Books Worth Reading               For a List of Books by Stephen Carter Click Here

 

Twenty-First Century Color LinesMultiracial Change In Contemporary America (2009)
Edited by Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D.  The result of work initiated by the Harvard Civil Rights Project. This collection provides an excellent overview of the contemporary racial and ethnic terrain in the United States.
The Past As Racial Prologue? Understand The Color Lines in the Mind; How Structural Racism Works in America & The Paradox of the Puerto Rican Race.  (This book is a guide to racial America in the 21st Century)

The Audacity of Hope - by Barack Obama (2008) Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

 

Three Cups of Tea – by Greg Mortenson: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time.
“When we educate a boy we educate and individual; when we educate a girl we educate a community.”


WHY SCHOOL?  RECLAMING EDUCATION FOR ALL OF US, by Mike Rose.

 

The Lovely Bones – by Alice Sebold

 

Dreams of My Father – by Barack Obama (2007) A Story of Race and Inheritance

 

"White Like Me": Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son; also Affirmative Action- by Tim Wise. Read Tim Wise and Peggy McIntosh's work on Privilege, Patriarchy & Power  

 

"The Mis-Education of The Negro" by Carter G. Woodson. A critical read for all.

 "Savage Inequalities - Children in America's Schools"  & "Ordinary Resurrections" by Jonathan Kozol

"Emotional Intelligence - Why it can matter more than IQ."  Daniel Goleman.

 

"Working with Emotional Intelligence” Daniel Goleman (1998)


"The Measure of A Man" - by Sidney Poitier (2001) A Spiritual Autobiography by a Hollywood Legend


"Ralph Bunche - An American Odessey" by Brian Urquhart (1998)
Although it does not ignore his personal life, this substantial, sympathetic biography emphasizes the Nobel Prize-winning African American diplomat's.  If you do not know of Ralph Bunche, please get acquainted with his remarkable life story.  It is an inspiration.


Check out The New Haven Independent Online: www.newhavenindependent.org


The Jamestown Project at Harvard: www.jamestownproject.org

 

We encourage you to take a close look at the following books about various aspects of the African-American Experience:

  

"Autobiography of Malcolm X"

"Gifted Hands - The Ben Carson Story" by Dr. Ben Carson & Cecil Murphy

"Strange Justice - The Selling of Clarence Thomas" by Jane Mayer & Jill Abramson

"Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison

"Black Boy",  "Native Son" & "American Hunger"  (3 books) by Richard Wright

 

"Go Tell It On The Mountain" - James Baldwin

"The Lottery" - by Shirley Jackson  (This book is timeless in its depiction of  collective evil)

"Parallel Time" - Brent Staples