It's Lit: Free Your Mind

Because you can teach yourself about social justice & political activism

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If we could, we would spend the majority of our time here on earth skimming through our favorite bookshops and running through libraries. But even if we could, there sadly wouldn’t be enough time to read every book in existence—that’s why we rely on recommendations from friends, family, and our favorite authors. Every week, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite reads because literature is, well, lit.

Unless you attended a really progressive school, chances are that the only book a teacher forced you to read that opened your eyes to the corruption of the American justice system is To Kill A Mockingbird. The same can probably be said for anything borderline controversial like feminism and LGBTQA issues. (Heaven forbid we spend as much time learning about cultures in all those U.S. history classes.)

Even if you decide to continue your education at the collegiate level, there's no guarantee that you'll enroll in courses that challenge your previous notions. So if you're exhausted from being recycled all that questionable information from the past, here are some books that will change your perspective.