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Information Provided By The Education Justice Project at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

1. Books submitted for clearance that were not allowed to be brought into the
facility for consideration, Nov 2018
How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, by Peter
Moskowitz
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Foreman Jr. (winner
of 2018 Pulitzer prize)
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of how Our Government Segregated America, by
Richard Rothstein
Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on
Violence, by Patrick Sharkey
2. Books submitted for clearance that were allowed to be brought into the facility for
consideration, but were ultimately denied clearance, Nov 2018
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, by Frederick Douglass
Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City, by Heather Ann
Thompson
Public Housing Myths: Perception, Realty, and Social Policy, eds. Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Fritz
Umbach, and Lawrence J. Vale
Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of
Urban California, by Charlotte Brooks
New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy, by Edward G Goetz
The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. DuBois
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Why Government is the Problem, by Milton Friedman
The Little Book of Victim Offender Conferencing, Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
3. Books denied clearance in previous years (not an exhaustive list):
Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us, by Claude Steele
Advancing the Human Right to Health, by Jose M. Zuinga and Stephen P. Marks
Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects, by Iris F. F. Benzie and Sissi Wachtel-Galor
Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965, by Juan Williams and Julian Bond
Black Feminist Thought, by Patricia Hill Collins
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
The Wretched of the Earth, by Franz Fanon
Black Skin, White Masks, by Franz Fanon

4. Materials allowed into the facility in February 2019 on condition certain pages
were removed:
Sara Ahmed, “Affective Economies” in Social Text 22(79), 2004.
James Jennings, “Urban Crisis and Black Politics” in Against the Current, 54, 1995
Charlotte Brooks, “Los Angeles: America’s ‘White Spot’” in Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends:
Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban America, 2012.
David Gillborn, “Education Policy as an Act of White Supremacy: Whiteness, Critical Race
Theory, and Education Reform,” in Journal of Education Policy, 4, 2005.
5. Removed from EJP library at Danville in January 2019
See separate list of 202 titles.

Title

Author or Editor Author or Editor
First Name
Last Name
Crossroads, Directions, and a New Francisco
Valdez
Critical Race Theory
Varieties of African American
Anthony B.
Pinn
Religious Experience
The New Rulers of the World
John
Pilger
Violence: Six Sideways Reflections Slavoj
Zizek

Contributors, If Any

Violence and its Alternatives: An
Interdisciplinary Reader

Manfred

Steger

Hannah Ardent, Robert
Wolff, Jacques Derrida, et
al.

Teaching Black Girls: Resiliency in
Urban Classrooms
Don't Shoot: One Man, A Street
Fellowship, and The End of
Violence in Inner-City America
Letters & Papers From Prison
Drug War Heresies: Learning from
Other Vices, Times & Places
The Stickup Kids; Race, Drugs,
Violence and the American Dream

Venus E.

Evans-Winters

David M.

Kennedy

Dietrich
Robert J.
MacCoun
Randol

Bonhoeffer
Peter Reuter

The Berkeley Rebellion and
Beyond: Essays on Politics and
Education in the Technological
Society
Black Ice
Captive Genders: Trans
Embodiment and the Prison
Industrial Complex
Radical School Reform
Harlem: The Making of A Ghetto
Journal of Prisoners on Prisons
Volume 20, Number 1, 2011
The Negro People in American
History
Prison Grievances: When to write,
how to write
An American Insurrection: James
Meredith and the Battle of Oxford,
Mississippi, 1962

Sheldon S.
Wolin

John H. Schaar

Lorene
Eric Stanley

Cary
Nat Smith

Ronald Gross
Gilbert

Beatrice Gross
Osofsky

Jerome McCristal Culp,
Angela P. Harris

Contreras

Jennifer Worley, Erica
Meiners, et al.

Various
W.Z.

Foster

Terri

Leclercq

William

Doyle

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Cracked Coverage: Television
News, The Anti-Cocaine Crusade,
and the Reagan Legacy
Race Matters
Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unionss,
and Race in the Battle for School
Equity
Bad Boys: Public Schools in the
Making of Black Masculinity
Code of the Street: Decency,
Violence and the Moral Life of the
Inner City
English Online: A Student's Guide
to the Internet and World Wide
Web
Black Students. Middle Class
Teachers.
The Black Extended Family
A Visit to the Big House

Jimmie L.
Reeves

Richard Campbell

Cornel
Jonna

West
Perrillo

Ann Arnett

Ferguson

Elijah

Anderson

Eric Crump

Nick Carbone

Jawanza

Kunjufu

Elmer P. Martin Joanne Mitchell
Martin
Oliver
Butterworth

"And don't call me a racist!": a
treasury of quotes on the past,
present and future of the color
line in America
Visiting Day

Ella

Mazel

Jacqueline

Woodson

When a Parent Goes to Jail: A
Comprehensive Guide for
Counseling Children of
Incarcerated Parents
Perfect Putdowns : a collection of
acid wit
Discipline & Punish: The Birth of
the Prison
The Female Offender: Girls,
Women and Crime
Angels' Town : Chero Ways, Gang
Life, and the Rhetorics of the
Everyday
The Black Man's Burden: Africa
and the Curse of the Nation-State

Rebecca M.
Yaffe

Lonnie F. Hoade

Laura

Ward

Michel

Foucault

Meda

Chesney-Lind

Ralph

Cintron

Basil

Davidson

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Illustrated by: Susan Avishai

Illustrated by: James E.
Ransome
Illustrated By: Barbara S.
Moody

On Disobedience: Why Freedom
Means Saying No to Power
Strange Fruit: The Biography of A
Song
Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion
and Reinvention
Think Like A Shrink: 100 Principles
for Seeing Deeply into Yourself
and Others
How Race Survived U.S. History:
From Settlement and Slavery to
the Obama Phenomenon
On Killing: The psychological Cost
of Learning to Kill in War and
Society
Fire This Time: The Watts
Uprising and the 1960s
Adventures of an African Slaver
The Shame of the Nation: The
Restoration of Apartheid
Schooling in America
Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the
Slaves Made
The Negro In Illinois: The WPA
Papers
No Angel: My Harrowing
Undercover Journey to the Inner
Circle of the Hells Angels
Black Feminist Thought:
Knowledge, Consciousness, and
the Politics of Empowerment
Correctional Contexts:
Contemporary and Classical
Readings (Fourth Edition)
The American Street Gang: Its
Nature, Prevalence, and Control
(Studies in Crime and Public
Policy)
Feminist Queer Crip
Black Hole
Why Buildings Fall Down: How
Structures Fail
Respect In A World of Inequality

Erich

Fromm

David

Margolick

Jamal

Joseph

Emanual H.

Rosen

David R.

Roediger

Lt. Col. Dave

Grossman

Gerald

Horne

Capt. Theodore
Johnathan

Canot
Kozol

Eugene D.

Genovese

Brian

Dolinar

Jay Dobyns

Nils JohnsonShelton

Patricia Hill

Collins

Edward J.
Latessa

Alexander M.
Holsinger

Malcom W.

Klein

Alison
Charles
Matthys Levy

Kafer
Burns
Mario Salvadori

Richard

Sennett
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Flash of the Spirit: African and
Robert Farris
Afro-American Art and Philosophy

Thompson

Listening to Prozac: The Landmark Peter D.
Book About Antidepressants and
the Remaking of the Self

Kramer

Colored People: A Memoir
The War Within These Walls
The Story of Punishment: A
Record of Man's Inhumanity to
Man
Dutchman & The Slave: Two Plays

Henry Louis
Aline Sax
Harry Elmer

Gates Jr.
Caryl Strzelecki
Barnes

LeRoi

Jones

Implementing
Diversity:Contemporary Challenges
and Best Practices at
Predominantly White Universities
The Hole: Consumer Culture,
Volume 1
Research Matters: A Guide To
Research Writing
The Color of Our Future: Race in
the 21st Century
High Rise Stories: Voices From
Chicago Public Housing
Arrested Justice: Black Women.
Violence. And America's Prison
Nation
The Dark and Tangled Path: Race
in America
Violence: Reflections on a
National Epidemic
The Last Hunger Season
The Invisible Line: A Secret History
of Race in America
Surviving Schizophrenia 6th
edition: A Family Manual
Two Nations: Black and White,
Separate, Hostile, Unequal
The Cambridge Companion to The
African American Novel

Helen A. Neville, Jorge Chapa
Margaret
Browne Huntt
Damian Duffy

John Jennings

Rebecca Moore Amy Rupiper
Howard
Taggart
Farai
Chideya
Audrey

Petty

Beth

Richie

David D.
Anderson
James

Robert L. Wright

Roger
Daniel J.

Thurow
Sharfstein

E. Fuller

Torrey, M.D.

Andrew

Hacker

Maryemma

Graham

Gilligan, M.D.

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The Classroom and The Cell::
conversations on Black Life in
America
The Science and Politics of Racial
Research
Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and
the Black Working Class
Black Power On Campus:
University of Illinois 1965-75
The Burning: Massacre,
Destruction, and the Tulsa Race
Riot of 1921
America Behind the Color LineL
Dialogues with African Americans

Mumia AbuJamal

Marc Lamont Hill

William H.

Tucker

Robin D.G.

Kelley

Joy Ann

Williamson

Tim

Madigan

Henry Louis

Gates Jr.

Another Day at the Front:
Dispatches From the Race War
Arrebatos Carnales

Ishamael

Reed

Francisco
Martin
Ralph
Michael Omi

Moreno

100 Years of Lynchings
Racial Formation in the United
States: From the 1960s to the
1990s
Through the Eyes of the Judged:
Autobiographical Sketches by
Incarcerated Young Men
Disciplining Gender: Rhetorics of
Sex Identity in Contemporary U.S.
Culture
Black Robes, White Justice
The Rise and Fall of Gay Culture
The Company He Keeps: A History
of White College Fraternities
Journal of Prisoners on Prisons
Volume 18, Number 1 & 2, 2009
Before the Mayflower: A History
of Black America
Talking the Walk: A
Communications Guide for Racial
Justice
The Rise and Fall of the Third
Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
How to Fight

Ginzburg
Howard Winant

Simeon Terry, Ben Peters,
Chang Saechao, et al.
John M.

Sloop

Bruce
Daniel
Nicholas L.

Wright
Harris
Syrett
Various - Just one book, has
various journals in it

Lerone

Bennett Jr.

Hunter Cutting

Makani Themba- John Powell, Jan Adams, et
Nixon
al.

William L.

Shirer

Rachel

Neumann
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Ethnicity and Nationalism:
Anthropoligical Perspectives
The State of Black America 2007:
Portrait of the Black Male
Beyond Black and White:
Rethinking Race in American
Politics and Society
Defending the Spirit: A Black Life
in America
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting
Together in the Cafeteria?": And
other conversations about race

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Workin' on the Chain Gang:
Shaking Off the Dead Hand of
History
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on
Controversial African Issues
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in
Gender
Critical Rhetorics of Race
African-American Firsts: Famous
Little-Known and Unsung
Triumphs of Blacks in America
Colored White: Transcending
Racial Past
The African-American Address
Book: Make Contact with over
4500 African-American leaders in
sports, politics, the arts, business,
culture, medicine, and much more

Various Essays
Manning

Marable

Randall

Robinson

Beverly Daniel

Tatum Ph.D

Walter

Mosley

William G.

Moseley

Jacquelyn W.

White

Michael G. Lacy Kent A. Ono
Joan Potter
Constance Claytor

David R.

Roediger

Tabatha

Crayton

White Supremacy and Racism in Eduardo
the Post-Civil Rights Era
Hitler's African Victims: The
Raffael
Cerman Army Massacres of Black
French Soldiers in 1940
Journal of Prisoners on Prisons
Volume 19, Number 2, 2010
Journal of Prisoners on Prisons
Volume 17, Number 1, 2008
Inside the Third Reich
Albert

Bonilla-Silva
Scheck

Various
Various
Speer

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Three Negro Classics: Up From
Slavery, The Souls of Black Folk,
The Autobiography of an ExColored Man
Black Silent Majority: The
Rockefeller Drug Laws and the
Politics of Punishment
The African Slave Trade
Hitler's Black Victims: The
Historical Experiences of Africans
and African americans During the
Nazi Era
Up From Slavery
Life and Death in the Third Reich
The "Hitler Myth": Image and
Reality in the Third Reich
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Booker T. Washington,
William E. Dubois, James
Weldom Johnson
Michael Javen

Fortner

Basil
Clarence

Davidson
Lusane

Booker T.
Peter
Ian

Washington
Fritzsche
Kershaw

Harriet A.

Jacobs

Gang Leader For a Day: A Rogue Sudhir
Sociologist Takes to the Streets
Black, White and Jewish:
Rebecca
Autobiography of a Shifting Self
The Revolutionary Imaginations of Alan Eladio
Greater Mexico: Chicana/O
Radicalism, Solidarity Politics and
Latin American Social Movements

Venkatesh

A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's
Resurgence, from the Middle East
to America
Cabin, Quarter, Plantation:
Architecture and Landscapes of
North American Slavery
The Negro & the 1st amendment
Locked Down, Locked Out: Why
Prisons Don't Work and How We
Can Do Better
Chinatown Gangs: Extortion,
Enterprise, and Ethnicity
The Snake Head: An Epic Tale of
the Chinatown Underworld and
the American Dream

Leila

Ahmed

Clifton Ellis

Rebecca
Ginsburg

Harry
Maya

Kalven Jr.
Schenwar

Ko-lin

Chin

Patrick Radden

Keefe

Walker
Gomez

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John Vlach, Ed Chappell, et
al.

Rethinking Prison Reentry:
Transforming Humiliation into
Humility
Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus,
Crisis, and Opposition in
Globalizing California
Privilege: The Making of an
Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's
School
Best Plus 2.0 Test Administrator
Guide
Interchange 4th Edition
Dear President Hogan: Letters
From the Men of the Education
Justice Project
Course Reader: History of
Education Reading Group Spring
2011
The African American Odyssey
Volume 1: to 1877

Tony

Gaskew

Ruth Wilson

Gilmore

Shamus
Rahman

Khan

Rethinking our Classrooms:
Teaching for Equity and Justice
(First Edition; 1994)

Wayne Au, Bill
Bigelow,

Computer Software Guide
Computer Software Guide
various EJP students

various authors

Darlen Clark
Hine

William C. Hine
and Stanley C.
Harrold
Stan Karp

The Beat Within

Bill Bigelow, Linda
Christensen, Barbara Miner,
and Bob Peterson, et al
Publication of writing and
art from inside

Help For Kids!: understanding your Carole
feelings about having a parent in
Prison or jail
My Daddy Is in Jail
Janet M.

Gesme

The Prison and the Gallows: The Marie
politics of Mass incarceration in
America
Death at an Early Age: The Classic Jonathan
Indictment of Inner-City Education

Gottschalk

Teaching on the Inside: A
Survival Handbook for the New
Correctional Educator

Geraci

Pauline

Bender

Kozol

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Story, Discussion guide, and
small group activities for k5

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons
Volume 17, Number2, 2008
Writing for A Change
Slave
EJP Mindfullness Discusion Group
Program Materials
The Source of the River: The Social
Orgins of Freshmen at America's
Slective Colleges and Universities

Various
various Students of EJP
William

Malliol
Syllabi as well as discussion
materials

Douglas S.
Garvey F. Lundy,
Massey, Camille Mary J. Fischer
Z. Charles

From Slavery to Freedom: A
History of African Americans
The Protest Psychosis: How
Schizophrenia Became a Black
Disease
The Rise of Enlightened Sexism:
How Pop Culture took Us from Girl
Power to Girls Gone Wild
Winning the Race to Unity: Is
Racial Reconciliation Really
Working?
Learning to be White: Money,
Race and God in America
Race and Resistance: AfricanAmericans in the 21st Century
The Race of a Priviledged Class:
Why are Middle-Class Blacks
Angry? Why should America Care?

John Hope
Franklin
Jonathan M.

Alfred A. Moss

Susan J.

Douglas

Clarence

Shuler

The Classic Slave Narratives
Nigger Heaven
Race, Ethinicity, Gender and Class:
The Sociology of Group Conflict
and Change
Contradictions of the Welfare
State
Course Reader: Youth In Society
Course Reader: Language
Varities, Cultures and Learning
Anglo-Saxon Ideologies in the
1920s-1930s: Their Impact on the
Segregation of Mexican
Students in Califonia

Metzl

Thandeka
Herb

Boyd

Ellis

Cose

Henry Louis
Carl
Joseph F.

Gates Jr.
Van Vechten
Healey

Claus

Offe

Martha
Menchaca

Richard R.
Valencia

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Joy James, Clarence Lang,
Julianne Malveaux, et al.

Workshop Materials: Forms of
Fiction: Prose, Playwriting, and
Screenwriting
Challenging The Monetized
Template
Mapping your Future: A Guide to
Successful Reentry 2017-2018
Imperial Hygiene: A Critical History
of Coloniaism, Nationalism and
Public Health
Course Reader: Media and
Democracy
Opportunity
Contracting
Contract Law and Theory
Critical Race Theory: The Key
Writings that Formed the
Movement

Various

John

Gallagher
EJP Reentry Guide Team

Alison

Bashford

Various
Charles S
Johnson
Louis Kaplow
Steven Shavell
Robert E. Scott Jody S. Kraus
Neil Gotanda,
Gary Peller,
Kendall Thomas
Foreword by:
Cornel West

Studies in Art Education: Volume
54, Issue 2, Winter 2013
Radical Teacher 76
Radical Teacher 78: Environmental
Education
Radical Teacher 79: Protest
Radical Teacher 80: Teaching
Beyond "tolerance"
Radical Teacher: Teaching about
and with Alternative Media
Radical Teacher 70: Race in the
Classroom
Radical Teacher 83: Radical
Teaching Now
Radical Teacher 71: Book Review
Issue
Radical Teacher 72: Teaching In A
Time of War
Radical Teacher 73: Working in
the Corporate University
Radical Teacher 85: Mini-Cluster
teaching about the upper class

Contributors: Derrick Bell,
Richard Delgado, Mari
Matsuda, et al.

Various Journals
Various Essays
Various Essays
Various Essays
Various Essays
Various Essays
Various Essays
Various Essays
Various Reviews
Various essays
Various essays
Various essays

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Radical Teacher 84: Teaching and
Immigration
Radical Teacher 93: Working for
dollars studying and teaching in
the coporate university
Radical Teacher 94
Radical teacher 86
Radical Teacher 92: Beyond the
Special Guest Teaching "Trans"
now
The Black Church In the African
Eric Lincoln
American Experience
Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal
Geoffrey
History of Violence
Street God: The Explosive True
Dimas
Story of a Former Drug Boss on
the Run from the Hood--and the
Courageous Mission that Drove
Him Back
Eichmann and the Holocaust
Germans into Nazis
The Gangs of New York: An
Informal History of the
Underworld
A Slave No More: Two Men Who
Escaped to Freedom, Including
their Own Narratives of
Empancipation
Black Women in White America: A
Documentary History
Blacks In Bondage: Letters of
American Slaves
A Profile of the Negro American
The Games Black Girls Play:
Learning the Ropes from DoubleDutch to Hip Hop
Earth Politics: Religion,
Decolonization, and Bolivia's
Indigenous Intellectuals
Illegal: Reflections of an
Undocumented Immigrant
Nicaragua: The Revolution and
the Ethnic Question

Various essays
Various Essays

Various essays
various essays
Various essays

Lawrence H.
Mamiya
Canada
Salaberrios

Sannah
Peter
Herbert

Urendt
Fritzsche
Asbury

David W.

Blight

Gerda

Lerner

Robert S.

Starobin

Thomas F.
Kyra D .

Pettigrew
Gaunt

Waskar

Ari

Jose

Angel N.

A. Sivanandan

Hazel Waters

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