We’ve compiled a list of books that are either centered around, or loosely connected to, transportation modes and systems.
- People Before Highways by Karilyn Crockett
- Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance by Adonia Lugo PhD
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- Streetfight by Janette Sadik-Khan
- Better Buses, Better Cities by Steven Higashide
- Walkable City by Jeff Speck
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
- The Odyssey by Homer (recommend the 2017 Emily Wilson translation)
- The Lakestown Rebellion by Kristin Lattany
- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
- Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- Walking by Henry David Thoreau
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
- Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
- Freight Train by Donald Crews
- The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
- Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! By James Dean
- Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner et al
- Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
- Cat Running by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Baggywrinkles: A Lubber's Guide to Life at Sea by Lucy Bellwood
- The Arrival by Shaun Tan
To participate, complete one or more of these activities:
- Suggest a transportation book that you love to add to the reading list.
- Purchase a book from a local bookstore or check one out at your library.
- Share your favorite passage or lesson learned from one of the above books, or from your favorite transportation book!
Links to local bookstores/ where to find the books:
- Independent bookstores in MA
- Public libraries by State
- Oprah’s list of Black owned bookstores by State