13 books to add to your summer reading list

Vacationing soon? Social impact leaders share recommendations for a good summer read

Looking for something to read under a tree in the park? On the beach? On vacation?

Look no further than these 13 recommendations from social impact professionals and experts across the country. A mix of fiction and nonfiction, these may not be your typical beach reads, but each is engrossing and transporting in its own way.

We asked these 13 changemakers for one book they think anyone interested in social change should pick up this summer — and to tell us why they loved it. Here’s what they said: 


Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne maree brown

“If there is one thing that I know, it’s that hope is a much more sustainable motivator than despair. However, social impact sectors continue to be weighed down by scarcity mindsets, individualism, and burnout. These are all symptoms of white s

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