• Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman—documents how racial and social inequalities are built into our food system, and how communities are creating environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives.
  • Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practice Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman—a manual for sustainable farming that includes the history of Black farming as a guiding ethos for creating an equitable food system. 
  • Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement (Justice, Power, and Politics) by Monica M. White—provides historical context to current conversations around food justice and sovereignty by researching community-based cooperative farming projects. 
  • Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. by Ashante M. Reese—links local food issues to the national problem of systemic racism by connecting community members’ stories to larger issues of racism and gentrification. 
  • Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta by Julia Rankin—biographies Ed Scott Jr., a farmer in the Mississippi Delta, including his experiences as the first ever non-white owner and operator of a catfish plant in the U.S.
  • Dispossession: Discrimination Against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights by Pete Daniel—chronicles Black farmers’ struggles to remain on their land despite discrimination by USDA employees.
  • Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food and the Commons edited by Justice Wlliams and Eric Holt-Gimenez, Food First (June 2017)—describes the role of land access in a fair and equitable food system. 
  • The Labor of Lunch by Jennifer Gaddis—provides a history of the American school lunch program and a framework for reforms capable of delivering a healthier, more equitable, caring, and sustainable future. 
  • Introducing Just Sustainability: Policy, Planning, and Practice by Julian Agyeman—explores the origins and development of the concept of just sustainability.


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