Highlander is happy to announce two new books for sale through our bookstore for activists, popular educators, and others concerned with social justice.
ECONOMICS FOR EVERYONE: A SHORT GUIDE TO THE ECONOMICS OF CAPITALISM by Jim Stanford, Economist for the Canadian Auto Workers; $25.00
Wondering about how the economy works – or doesn’t? This book is for you. Economics for Everyone is punchy and readable, with short, bite-sized chapters, and illustrated with cartoons and flow charts by renowned political cartoonist Tony Biddle. Best of all, it is completely free of technical jargon and mathematics. As Stanford notes in this book, “Economics is too important to leave to economists.”
When they’ve finished it, readers will understand the basic features and relationships of modern-day capitalism. They’ll see where working people fit into the big economic picture – and the points of opportunity where we can try to build a better, fairer system.
Most important, Economics for Everyone is backed by a comprehensive set of web-based instructional materials at the Economcis for Everyone web site – including a course outline, lecture notes, student exercises, and a glossary, all available for free on the web. This book can thus be part of a broader, ready-made popular economics course for unionists, activists, and just plain regular concerned individuals.
PLANNING TO CHANGE THE WORLD by the Education for Liberation Network; $18.00
Planning to Change the World is a plan book for educators who believe their students can and will change the world. It is designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into concrete classroom activities. Order your copy now!
The new edition created by Education for Liberation has all the things you would expect in a lesson plan book plus:
- Weekly planning pages packed with important social justice birthdays and historical events
- References to online lesson plans and resources related to those dates
- Tips from social justice teachers across the country
- Inspirational quotes to share with students
- Thought-provoking essential questions to spark classroom discussions on critical issues
- Reproducible social justice awards for students
Both of these books are very informative, and both will be helpful for community organizers, activists, educators, and anyone else concerned with social justice. You can order them online here.
The Highlander bookstore has a wide variety of other books, videos, and CDs to inspire social change. To access the bookstore, click here.