21 books to add to your summer reading list

From non-fiction to poetry, changemakers and the Future of Good team recommend your next read

What’s your definition of a beach read?

For changemakers across Canada, a summer read ranges from economic theory to graphic novels to poetry to memoir — and beyond. 

We asked social impact leaders and the Future of Good team what all changemakers should add to their summer reading list, and why. Here’s what they told us:


 all about love: new visions by bell hooks

“I don’t agree with everything bell says, but I come back to passages over and over, throughout the decade since I first read this book. As people who are working towards a future of good, and after this year in particular, it is natural to be overwhelmed by the enormity of systemic change required. I stay grounded by taking it back to the basics, focusing on the relationships closest to me, and the values I know that many of us share. We a

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