Explore the curated reading list by the Dayton Metro Library, specially crafted for A Season of Nonviolence. Dive into these enlightening selections, offering insights, perspectives, and inspiration on fostering peace, social justice, and nonviolent communities.


1.”Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg
2.”Gandhi: An Autobiography – The Story of My Experiments with Truth” by Mahatma Gandhi
3.”The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams
4.”The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace” edited by Howard Zinn
5.”Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life” by Marshall Frady
6.”The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict” by The Arbinger Institute
7.”Why We Can’t Wait” by Martin Luther King, Jr.
8.”The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature” by Michael N. Nagler
9.”A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict” by Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall
10.”Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life” by Thich Nhat Hanh
11.”The Nonviolent Life” by John Dear
12.”The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace” by John Paul Lederach
13.”The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi” by Arun Gandhi
14.”The Search for Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World” by Michael N. Nagler
15.”Kingian Nonviolence: From Conflict to Community” by Bernard LaFayette Jr. and David C. Jehnsen
16.”Pilgrimage to Nonviolence” by Martin Luther King, Jr.
17.”The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World” by Donald Rothberg
18.”The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods” by Julia Butterfly Hill
19.”The End of Suffering: Fearless Living in Troubled Times…or, How to Get Out of Hell Free” by Russell Targ and J.J. Hurtak
20.”Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955” by Carol Anderson
21.”Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela” by Nelson Mandela
22.”Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential” by Gene Sharp
23.”The Power of Collective Wisdom: And the Trap of Collective Folly” by Alan Briskin, Sheryl Erickson, and John Ott
24.”Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation” by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah
25. “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power” by Danielle L. McGuire