2018 Reading Residency Book Recommendations / by Candor Arts

Tomorrow we will be announcing our 2018 Reading Resident. We are beyond thrilled to say that the applications more than doubled this year! 

Take a look at the map above, the markers indicate where applications were submitted from! We are so impressed with the response this year and want to give a big thank you to everyone who took interest, contributed and spread the word. We enjoyed reading about everyone and the outstanding work you do for your communities. It is incredibly difficult to choose one resident this year due to such strong applications. We admire what you do and wish we could reward you all. The least we could do is share a few books that were mentioned by these amazing applicants.

If you don't know what to read next, check out these titles:

  1. Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies: Culture, Technology, and Things to Come by Erik Steinskog
  2. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
  3. Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System edited by Nancy E. Dowd
  4. Economics and Youth Violence: Crime, Disadvantage, and Community edited by Richard Rosenfeld, Mark Edberg, Xiangming Fang, and Curtis S. Florence
  5. The Social Practice that is Race by Dan S. Wang & Anthony Romero
  6. Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics, an Anthology edited by Melissa A. Goldthwaite
  7. Light in the Dark/Luz en Lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality by Gloria E. Anzaldúa
  8. The Story of Black by John F. Harvey
  9. Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? : What It Means to Be Black Now by Touré
  10. Social Darwinism in American Thought by Richard Hofstadter
  11. Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles A. Murray
  12. Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity by José Esteban Muñoz
  13. The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation edited by Gabrielle Hill and Sophie McCall
  14. Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, And What We Can Do About It by Dr. Mindy Fullilove
  15. Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the Twenty-first Century by Nato Thompson

Look out tomorrow for the announcement

of our 2018 Reading ResidenT!