Forum Quick Poll - Vote for what the Forum Book Club reads next!

Posted 5 years ago at 6:07 am

Recently, we got a great group of suggestions from Forum members on what books to think about as future selections for the Forum's Social Change Book Club. We've now taken all those suggestions, and made them the next Forum Quick Poll.

Please take 2 minutes to fill out this survey and choose your top 5 book choices from the 20 recommendations.

Take the Survey: Vote for what the Forum Book Club will read next

We look forward to sharing the results with you next month!

Want to review the titles before voting?

Below is a list of what titles were recommended by Forum members. (In the poll, you will be asked to choose your top 5 from this list.)

  1. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  2. The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs and Scott Kurashige
  3. Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups that Can Solve Problems and Change the World by Michael Jacoby Brown 
  4. Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment by James I. Charlton
  5. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins
  6. Moved to Create: We are always creating, Now we can create consciously by Julie Delene
  7. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  8. The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems by William Eggers and Paul MacMillan
  9. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell
  10. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath;
  11. Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine
  12. Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff
  13. Fit to Be Citizens?: Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939 by Natalia Molina
  14. Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes In an Era of Scarcity by Mario Morino
  15. Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam
  16. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  17. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement by Barbara Ransby
  18. The Heart of Social Change: How to Make a Difference in Your World by Marshall Rosenberg
  19. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  20. Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits-and Won by Marc Solomon

One recommended choice we were unable to include in the survey was Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace. The reason this title was not included was that it is currently only available in hardcover, and our goal is to include books that are available in both paperback and ebook form.

Thank you to everyone for contributing recommendations!

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