Books Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry Loves

Kelly describes herself as a "big reader" growing up. 

"As a young child growing up, I was very much interested in fiction, so I loved books like Anne of Green GablesNancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret." A lot of books really touched me, like I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 

 
  The Secret of the Old Clock  by Carolyn Keene

The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

  The Tower Treasure  by Franklin W. Dixon

The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon

  Anne of Green Gables  by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

 
 
  Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.  by Judy Blume

Are you there God? It's me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

 

If you're interested in social justice, government and public policy, Kelly recommends a wide variety of books, from bell hooks' ain't i a woman, to The New Jim Crow and The Big Short both about current social, political, and economic trends, to David Axelrod's memoir about his life in Politics. She also recommends Forces for Good about mission-driven not-for-profit work and Good to Great on organizational development and leadership

  The New Jim Crow  by Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  ain't i a woman: black women and feminism  by bell hooks

ain't i a woman: black women and feminism by bell hooks

  But Some of Us Are Brave: All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men  edited by Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith

But Some of Us Are Brave: All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men edited by Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith

  The World of Patience Gromes  by Scott C. Davis

The World of Patience Gromes by Scott C. Davis

  Believer: My Forty Years in Politics  by David Axelrod

Believer: My Forty Years in Politics by David Axelrod

  The Big Short  by Michael Lewis

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

  Good to Great  by Jim Collins

Good to Great by Jim Collins

  Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits  by Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant

Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits by Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant

Check out our interview with Kelly and find out more about her work.