Some Books We Like

Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women. Vikki Law. PM Press.

Settlers, The Mythology of the White Proletariat: The True Story of the White Nation. J. Sakai. Morningstar Press.

Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance. Leonard Peltier. St. Martin’s Griffin.

Imprisoned Intellectuals: America’s Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation and Rebellion. Ed. Joy James. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime. Dylan Rodriguez. Univ. of Minnesota Press. 

When the Prisoners Ran Walpole: A True Story in the Movement for Prison Abolition. Jamie Bissonette. South End Press.

Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, & the Prison-Industrial Complex. Julia Sudbury. Routledge.

3Wild Poppies: A Poetry Jam Across Prison Walls. (CD) Marilyn Buck. Freedom Archives.

A Soldier’s Story: Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist. Kuwasi Balagoon. Solidarity.

Fascism; Blood in My Eye; and Soledad Brother. George Jackson.

All Things Censored. Mumia Abu-Jamal. Seven Stories Press.

No Surrender: Writings From An Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner. David Gilbert. Abraham Guillen Press/Arm the Spirit.

Arm the Spirit: A Woman’s Journey Underground and Back. Diana Block. AK Press.

A Little Matter of Genocide. Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present. Ward Churchill. City Lights Publishers.

Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth. Ed. Steven Best and Anthony J. Nocella, II. AK Press.

Hauling Up the Morning: Writings & Art by Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War in the U.S. Eds. Tim Blunk & Ray Luc Levasseur. Red Sea Press.

Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Prisoners. Resistance in Brooklyn. PM Press/Kersplebedeb.

Can’t Jail the Spirit: Political Prisoners in the U.S. A collection of biographies. Chicago Editorial El Coqui.

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Paul Kivel. New Society Publishers.

Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. Dan Berger. AK Press.

Words without Walls: Writing & Art by Women in Prison in Nova Scotia. Books Beyond Bars, Halifax.

The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, and Fighting for Those Left Behind. Safiya Bukhari, Laura Whitehorn (ed.). The Feminist Press at CUNY.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West. Dee Brown. Picador.

State of Exile. Cristina Peri Rossi, translation and introduction by Marilyn Buck. City Lights Publishers.

Are Prisons Obsolete? Angela Davis. Seven Stories Press.

 Assata: An Autobiography. Assata Shakur. Lawrence Hill Books.

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. Heather Ann Thompson. Pantheon, 2016.

Look for Me in the Whirlwind: From the Panther 21 to 21st-Century Revolutions. multiple authors and editors. PM Press

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party. Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin. University of California Press.

The Briar Patch: The People of the State of New York v. Lumumba Shakur et al. Murray Kempton. E.P. Dutton Co.

Looking at the U.S. White Working Class Historically. David Gilbert. Kersplebedeb.

3/15/2018 Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond. David Gilbert. PM Press.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI’s War on the American Indian Movement. Peter Matthiessen. Penguin Books.

The Trial of Leonard Peltier. Jim Messerschmidt. South End Press.

Between Torture and Resistance. Oscar Lopez Rivera. PM Press.

An American Radical: A Political Prisoner in My Own Country. Susan Rosenberg. Citadel.

Prison Writings in 20th Century America. H. Bruce Franklin (ed.). Penguin Books.

A Time to Die: The Attica Prison Revolt. Tom Wicker. Haymarket Books.

John Brown’s Trial. Brian McGinty. Harvard University Press.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander. The New Press.

Live From Death Row. Mumia Abu-Jamal. Harper Perennial.

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Mumia Abu-Jamal. City Lights Publishers.

Writing on the Wall. Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Mumia Abu-Jamal. City Lights Publishers.

We Want Freedom. Mumia Abu-Jamal. Common Notions.

Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the USA. Mumia Abu-Jamal. City Lights Publishers.

The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America. Mumia Abu-Jamal and Marc Lamont Hill. Third World Press.

Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience. Mumia Abu-Jamal. South End Press.

Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton. Bobby Seale. Black Classic Press.

Revolutionary Suicide. Huey P. Newton. Penguin Classics.

Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers. Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames. Harry N. Abrams.

Angela Davis: An Autobiography. Angela Y. Davis. International Publishers Co.

To Die for the People. Huey P. Newton. City Lights Publishers.

A Lonely Rage: The Autobiography of Bobby Seale. Bobby Seale. Times Books.

Writings from Prison. Bobby Sands. Mercier Press.

One Day in My Life. Bobby Sands. Mercier Press.

The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison. Pete Earley. Bantam.

A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and a Life Unbound. Donna Hylton. Hachette Books.

Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five. Miko Peled. Just World Books.

The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism. Dan Berger. Rutgers University Press.

We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America. multiple editors. PM Press.

Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era (Justice, Power, and Politics). Dan Berger. University of North Carolina Press.

Rethinking the American Prison Movement. Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier. Routledge.

Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas. Emory Douglas. Rizzoli.

Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time. James Kilgore. The New Press.

On the Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners’ ‘Dirty’ Protest. Tim Pat Coogan. St. Martin’s Griffin.

Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense. Scott Crow. PM Press.

Policing A Class Society: The Experience of American Cities, 1865-1915. Sidney L. Harring. Haymarket Books.

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America. Elizabeth Hinton. Harvard University Press.

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States. multiple editors. Haymarket Books.

Standing Proud: Writings from Prison. Joe Doherty. National Committe for Joe Doherty.

We Are Our Own Liberators: Selected Prison Writings. Jalil Muntaqim. Arissa Media Group, LLC.

Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black: Poetry and Essays. Jalil Muntaqim. Kersplebedeb.

All Power to the People. Albert ‘Nuh’ Washington. Arm the Spirit/Solidarity.

This Country Must Change: Essays on the Necessity of Revolution in the USA. Craig Rosebraugh (ed.). Arissa Media Group, LLC.

The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings. Joy James (ed.). State University of New York Press.

Panther Vision. Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson. Kersplebedeb.

Maroon the Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz. Russell Maroon Shoatz. PM Press.

Defying the Tomb: Selected Prison Writings and Art of Kevin Rashid Johnson. Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson. Kersplebedeb.

Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther. Marshall Eddie Conway. AK Press.

The Greatest Threat: The Black Panther Party and COINTELPRO. Marshall Eddie Conway. iAMWE Publications.

Burn Down the American Plantation. Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement. Combustion Books.

The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa. Joel Joffe. Oneworld Publications.

Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa. Kenneth S. Broun. Oxford University Press.

Prison Blossoms: Anarchist Voices from the American Past. Alexander Berkman. Belknap Press.

Living My Life. Emma Goldman. Penguin Classics.

They Never Crushed His Spirit: A Tribute to Richard Williams. multiple contributors. Kersplebedeb.

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture. Angela Y. Davis. Seven Stories Press.

Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement. multiple editors. New Press.

Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives From Women’s Prisons. Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman (eds.). Verso Books.

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. Andrea J. Ritchie. Beacon Press.

If They Come in the Morning … Voices of Resistance. Angela Y. Davis (ed.). Verso Books.

Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising. Staughton Lynd. PM Press.

Mad Bomber Melville. Leslie James Pickering. Arissa Media Group/PM Press.

The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States. Dan Berger. PM Press/Kersplebedeb.

Lights on in the House of the Dead: A Prison Diary. Dan Berrigan. Doubleday.

Prison Journals of a Priest Revolutionary. Philip Berrigan. Ballantine Books.

Breaking the Walls of Silence: Aids and Women in a New York State Maximum Security Prison. ACE. Overlook Books.

Selections from the Prison Notebooks. Antonio Gramsci. International Publishers Co.

American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment. Sasha Abramsky. Beacon Press.

Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex. Critical Resistance Collective. AK Press.

Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America. Eugene Puryear. PSL Publications.

Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Michel Foucault. Vintage Books.