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

Locked up or locked out, black bodies have become the main product of the prison industrial complex. There are currently 2.3 million people locked up, mostly for drug charges. This is the highest of any other nation on Earth. And it’s no accident that black community has been ravaged as part of the War on Drugs.

Genre: African American History, American History, Non-Fiction
Subjects: African American Studies, Socio-Economics

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

The book gets its title from the fact that officers in the Marine Corps eat last. Leaders Eat Last strikes a balance between leading and being led. It focuses on why leadership is necessary and what makes for a good leader. “Leaders would sooner sacrifice what is theirs to save what is ours”. Management is a position, leadership is a calling.

Genre: Business, Non-Fiction
Subjects: Leadership