Social Justice Challenge

Where you live should not decide whether you live or whether you die. – U2

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Book Recommendations


  • Adult

    • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer (memoir)
    • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (memoir)
    • World Hunger: Twelve Myths by Francis Moore Lappe
    • Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (history)
    • Stuffed and Starved:  The Hidden Battle for the World Food System by Raj Patel
    • Sweet Charity?  Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement by Janet Poppendieck
    • Stolen Harvest:  The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply by Vandana Shiva
    • Grace at the Table:  Ending Hunger in God’s World by David Beckmann
    • Cry Justice:  The Bible on Hunger and Poverty by Ronald J. Sider
    • War Child by Emmanuel Jal (memoir)
    • Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty by Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman
  • Young Adult
  • Middle Grade
  • Picture Books


  • Adult
    • The Road by Cormac McCarthy (post-apocalyptic)
    • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Aidchie
    • King Rat by James Clavell (also deals with Prisoners of War)
    • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
    • Scared by Tom Davis (Christian fiction)
    • Everything Flows by Vasilly Grossman
    • Hunger by Elise Blackwell
  • Young Adult
    • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (hunger plays a secondary role to issues of oppressive government)
  • Middle Grade
  • Picture Books

    • Red Fox Running by Eve Bunting

Media Recommendations

Websites & Blog Recommendations

  • Bread for the World
  • Hunger Notes
  • World Food Programme
  • Other Items of Note

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