Recommended Books is a collection of personal favorites of Boston College School of Social Work faculty and administrators. The list includes memoirs, history, and reflections on contemporary society. It is not a required reading list, but rather a list of books that you might enjoy reading. We welcome your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexander, M. (2010). The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,
New York, NY: The New Press.
Banerjee, A. & Duflo, E. (2011). Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight
Global Poverty, New York, NY: Public Affairs.
Boo, K. (2012). Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in Mumbai Undercity,
New York, NY: Random House.
Dunsford, C. (2007). Spelling Love with an X: A Mother, a Son, and the Gene That Binds Them,
Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Kehoe, N. (2009). Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, and the Journey to
Wholeness, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Pemberton, S. (2012). A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He
Found a Place Called Home, Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.
Pipher, M. (1999). Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of our Elders, New York,
NY: The Berkley Publishing Group.
Shapiro, R. (Ed.). (2012). The Real Problem Solvers: Social Entrepreneurs in America, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Solomon, A. (2012). Far from the Tree, New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.
Stein, M. (2012). Make Your Voice Matter with Lawmakers: No Experience Needed, New York, NY:
Another Look Publications.
Watters, E. (2010). Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche, New York, NY: Free