Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Books with a Social Justice, etc. Theme

So I've recently discovered that I like fiction books with a social justice, environmental, animal rights, etc. theme. Something about wrapping these important themes in a story works for me. I know that not everyone operates this way but boy do I.

Some that I've read, enjoyed, learned from or been changed by, are:

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson
My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay
The Debt by Angela Hunt
Betrayed by J.M. Windle
Dark Justice by William Bernhardt
Unspoken by Angela Hunt

I need your help. I want to discover more. If you know of a book that sort of fits in with this style or theme I'd love to hear about it. I'm not looking for preachy books but rather books that are able to tell a great story, educate, and explore all the moral issues involved with whatever the subject matter is. So please recommend away! And tell your bookish friends to come by and leave their recommendations as well. Thank you so much!


Megan said...

I haven't read it but A Civil Action has been recommended to me before. It was also made into a movie.

All I can think of is Erin Brokavitch and Julia Roberts right now. Was that movie a book first?

Do any of John Grisham's books have social justice?

Angela said...

Thanks for mentioning my book THE DEBT. And if you want animal rights, try UNSPOKEN. :-)

Angie Hunt

Tara said...

James Scott Bell books sort of have a social justice edge to them.

Amy said...

Thanks for the recommendations all and thanks for stopping by Angela...I loved Unspoken, actually. :)

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