6 Stirring Books to Incite Activism

Can a book change the world? Absolutely. We know that a good book can inspire readers to take action, which is why we’ve rounded up these six books that will inform you and motivate you to get involved and take action in movements both large and small. From environmental hazards, police brutality, systemic racism, workplace politics, and income equality, these books address issues affecting our communities and country today and are sure to incite activism in your own life.


Want to have the greatest impact in your community? Pick one of these titles for your next book club or community read event to inspire others to become more aware and civically minded–and then get involved in the movement!



Tirzah Price is a writer and contributing editor at Book Riot. Follow her on Twitter @TirzahPrice.