Celebrating Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, we’re reading the works of leading Black authors bringing environmental justice issues to the forefront for conversation and action through their personal stories.

Check out this list of recommended reading. We encourage you to purchase these books through independent Black-owned bookstores like Bliss Books and Wine or borrow from the library.

  • Bird Brother: A Falconer’s Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife by Rodney Stotts
  • Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret by Catherine Coleman Flowers
  • Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability by Alison Hope and Julian Agyeman
  • Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors by Carolyn Finney
  • Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage by Dianne D. Glave
  • Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders by Angelou Ezeilo
  • Unbowed: A Memoir by Wangari Maathai
  • A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
  • The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham