It's Not That Radical: Climate Action to Transform Our World Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds The Purpose of Power: From the co-founder of Black Lives Matter
We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice Are Prisons Obsolete? Freedom Is A Constant Struggle A People's Green New Deal
It's Not That Radical: Climate Action to Transform Our World Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)

Mikaela Loach's essential climate activism reads

By DK Books

Mikaela Loach's essential climate activism reads

By DK Books

Named in Forbes 2020 as one of the most influential women in the UK climate movement, twenty four year old powerhouse Mikaela Loach is on a mission to action real climate change. Her new book, It's Not That Radical, offers a fresh and radical perspective, focusing on the climate crises and the intersection with anti-racism, feminism, ethical fashion, wealth inequality and refugee rights. Written with hope and candour, it will give you the tools you need to fight for a better future.

 

In the list below, Mikaela has grouped together some of the essential climate activism reads that informed It's Not That Radical. Let's get to work!

It's Not That Radical: Climate Action to Transform Our World

It's Not That Radical: Climate Action to Transform Our World

Mikaela Loach

£16.99 £16.14

 'Practical and urgent – this is a clarion call for transformation from the front lines of the fight for people and planet.' NAOMI KLEIN

Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems

Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems

Audre Lorde

£13.99 £13.29

This collection of essays has moved me and guided me so much in my life. Lorde's essay on "The Uses of The Erotic" has guided me so much in my life. She reminds us to imagine, to not be limited by the world as it currently is and to hold our humanity and the humanity of others with us always.

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition

Emma Dabiri

£7.99 £7.59

A brilliant, succinct book on where we go from here - what race is, what whiteness is and the importance of building strong coalitions that can face up to the power of the elite class. I devoured this in a day when I first read it - it is a gift! It was one of the biggest inspirations for writing my book.

Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)

Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)

Olufemi (Georgetown University) O. Taiwo

£12.99 £12.34

This book really informed the chapter "That's Not The Diversity We Want". A foundational text for understanding critiques of inclusion politics.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein

£14.99 £14.24

A brilliant deep dive into why capitalism and our planet are at odds with each other and why we must challenge our economic system if we want to survive the climate crisis.

Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Rebecca Solnit

£10.99 £10.44

This book will show you what hope is: an active stance we take in the world rather than a passive thing that is given to us by others. It will show you that we have to have create that hope and so many have transformed the world before and will again.

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Adrienne Maree Brown

£12.50 £11.87

A foundational text for any organisers. brown is so generous with us.

The Purpose of Power: From the co-founder of Black Lives Matter

The Purpose of Power: From the co-founder of Black Lives Matter

Alicia Garza

£9.99 £9.49

I virtually met Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, on a panel by the Ella Baker School of Organising we were both on at one of the launch events for this book and that conversation really stayed with me. I love what Garza writes on resisting individualism and building leaderful movements.

We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice

We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice

Adrienne Maree Brown

£5.00 £4.75

I absolutely ADORE this book. adrienne mareé brown is one of my favourite writers and communicators. It was her work that first made me understand the power of our imaginations. With this short book, brown invites us to bring in a liberated, abolitionist world into our lives today.

Are Prisons Obsolete?

Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Davis

£10.99 £10.44

Abolitionist ideals inform all the work I do. This book was the first I ever read on prison abolition and it is a super important book for anyone who wants us to build a better world.

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle

Angela Y. Davis

£10.99 £10.44

Angela Davis is one of my biggest inspirations. I love what she says in this book about the importance of resisting hero narratives and individualism in order for our movements to succeed.

A People's Green New Deal

A People's Green New Deal

Max Ajl

£14.99

A sensational book. Really is a must read if you want to understand how we build climate justice.

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