It is finally beginning to feel like summer in Massachusetts. Reflecting on our multi-issue approach to civil rights and civil liberties, and our love of good beach reads, ACLU of Massachusetts staff pulled together a collection of must-read books for your summer reading list. 

  • Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
  • Free Speech on Campus by Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt
  • One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
  • Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee
  • American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer
  • Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez
  • Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine by Emily Bernard
  • The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin
  • How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance by L.A. Kauffman
  • From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Hinton

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