Welcome to the “Population Connection Page Turners” book club! Meetings to discuss books or long-form publications relevant to population issues will be held periodically throughout the year. Joining Population Connection Page Turners offers an opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with other Population Connection members and with Population Connection staff.
Although we encourage you to find these books at your local library or local, independent book store, they are also available to purchase on Amazon. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the club or how to participate. We hope you’ll be able to join us!
In her exploration of womanhood and motherhood, historian Peggy O’Donnell Heffington delves into the stories of women throughout history who have navigated the choice to have—or not have—children. Drawing on extensive research as well as personal experience, Heffington highlights the shared struggles of women across generations and how they deal with societal pressures, economic constraints, environmental concerns, and infertility—and emphasizes the importance of understanding this history to reframe current conversations around motherhood and the bonds between women.
The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion – By Dr. Diana Greene Foster
Walking with Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet – By Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
Earth for All: A Survival Guide for Humanity – By Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Owen Gaffney, Jayati Ghosh, Jorgen Randers, Johan Rockstrom, and Per Espen Stoknes
Nomad Century: How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World – By Gaia Vince
The Book of Hope – By Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World – By Katharine Hayhoe
8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World – By Jennifer D. Sciubba
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist – By Kate Raworth
The Ministry for the Future – By Kim Stanley Robinson
One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger – By Matthew Yglesias
The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World – By Paul Morland
The New Climate War – By Michael E. Mann