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Imagine More Library

What does it mean to imagine more for yourself, your community, and the

World? For a decade, The Laundromat Project (The LP) has nourished creative community leaders, by using arts, culture & creativity to foster resilient and interconnected neighborhoods in which community members can shape their own world in meaningful ways.

 

To celebrate our year-long journey of Imagining More, we’re building an expansive “Imagine More” virtual library. We believe that words on the pages can guide us as we create and build with our communities. They can provide us the tools to articulate and realize a world where everyday people know the power of their own creative capacity to transform their lives, their relationships, and their surroundings. It is our hope, that the following titles contributed to the Library, from our community, will inspire and guide you, as they have us.

 

Find out more about the books in our Imagine More Library here!

 

The titles shared  were submitted by members of The LP community with the following in mind: “What inspires you right now & Who are you in community with?”

 

We also invite you to share a book that you would like to add to the list by emailing us at info@laundromatproject.org. Please include “Imagine More Library” in the subject line.

 

download   On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry 

 

 

download-10   You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen by Eric Liu

 

 

images   The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander

 

 

download-7   We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

 

download-6    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

 

download-5   The Meaning of Michelle by Veronica Chambers 

 

 

download-4   Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

 

 

download-3   The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation by Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

 

 

download-2    Mentoring from the Inside Out, Healing Boys Transforming Men by Alfonso Wyatt

 

 

download-1   Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat

 

 

download-11   Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 

 

 

sister outsider Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

 

 

the is also the star The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

 

 

Parable of the sower  Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

 

 

Dust Tracks on the Road  Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston

 

 

from margin to center  Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by Bell Hooks

 

 

Double entry   Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World by Jane Gleeson-White

 

 

waman on the edge of time   Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

 

 

white teeth   White Teeth by Zadie Smith

 

 

america is in the heart   America is in the Heart: A Personal History by Carlos Bulosan

 

 

Dreams from my father   Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama

 

 

1984   1984 by George Orwell

 

 

carry me home  Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter
radical dharma  Radical Dharma by Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah
assata  Assata by Assata Shakur
braiding sweetgrass Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
The rise  The Rise by Sarah Lewis
the stars beneath  The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore