For National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we’ve partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety to #WearOrange to help send a powerful message to end gun violence. Please join Penguin Random House as we support @everytown. These books seek to provide readers with a greater understanding of the impact of gun violence on our society, and include personal stories of individuals affected by these tragedies.
Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. With personal essays from survivors and a close look at how their collective activism turned conversation into action–via rallies, social media posts, televised town halls, voter registration drives, and ultimately a march on Washington to mobilize for national reform–Glimmer of Hope offers a roadmap for meaningful, youth-led change.
Is America destined to always be a violent nation? This sweeping history by U.S. senator Chris Murphy explores the origins of our violent impulses, the roots of our obsession with firearms, and the mythologies that prevent us from confronting our national crisis.
A powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author’s encounters with gun violence. With each chapter, Carry reminds us that surviving in one’s country is not the same as surviving one’s country.
Completely revised and updated, Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill is a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America’s youth.
A gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art. Determined to hold on to all that was left of one of his closest friends — his memories — Hua Hsu turned to writing. Stay True is a coming-of-age story that details both the ordinary and extraordinary, a bracing memoir about growing up and moving through the world in search of meaning and belonging.
The gun lobby’s remarkable success in using engaging slogans to frame the gun control debate has allowed it to block lifesaving gun legislation for decades. But is there any truth to this bumper-sticker logic? Dennis Henigan exposes the mythology and misguided thinking at the core of these pro-gun catchphrases, which continue to have an outsized influence on public attitudes towards guns and gun control.
In this book, Adrian Raine presents the growing body of evidence that shows how genetics and environmental influences can conspire to create a criminal brain, and how something as seemingly innocent as a low resting heart rate can give rise to a violent personality. Bristling with ingenious experiments, surprising data, and shocking case studies, this is also a clear-eyed inquiry into the thorny ethical issues this science raises about prevention and punishment.
Stand Your Ground explores the development of the American right to self-defense and reveals how the original “duty to retreat” from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill. In this convincing treatise on the United States’ unprecedented ascension as the world’s foremost stand-your-ground nation, Light exposes a history hidden in plain sight, showing how violent self-defense has been legalized for the most privileged and used as a weapon against the most vulnerable.
A candid and riveting memoir from the founder of Harlem Children’s Zone, taking readers through his upbringing where violence stalked every street corner. His childhood world was one where “sidewalk boys” learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher.
A landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic racism shaped George Floyd’s life and legacy – from his family’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, education, health care, criminal justice, and policing–telling the story of how one man’s tragic experience brought about a global movement for change.
Each of us faces a moment of truth – at a time of crisis, do we stand up and speak out or retreat into our private lives? This book is for those frustrated by what they see happening in the world but not sure what they can do about it. This book is a road map for standing up to the bullies who’ve hijacked our democracy and divided us against each other.
The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America’s potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust.
by Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader
Focused intensively on the crisis of gun violence in America, this volume brings together poems by dozens of our best-known poets, followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor, or concerned individual. The result is a stunning collection of poems and prose that speaks directly to the heart and a persuasive and moving testament to the urgent need for gun control.
A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.
The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible, in the hopes that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress.
An eye-opening, page-turning investigation, Home, Land, Security speaks to the rise of division and radicalization in all forms, both at home and abroad. In this richly reported and deeply human account, Carla Power offers new ways to overcome the rising tides of extremism, one human at a time.
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012. Since then, despite the unimaginably painful experiences she endured, she has chosen to share her experience with others, in the hope that they, too, can find light in dark moments.
Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, looks at the real history of guns in America and what we can do to limit both their lethal impact and the power of the gun lobby.